Traditionally, the library was a collection of content and services in a physical location – selection, acquisition, curation, access, and preservation services, as well as direct end-user support and education, were all in one place. That’s still the case for print and other physical items, even as libraries increasingly embrace collaborative collection development and sharing networks. In the digital universe many, if not most, of those functions have moved online - to content and aggregator platforms, to discovery services, and to digital preservation services. The contributors to this webinar will discuss the implications for this shift, including how librarians and platform vendors should engage to ensure the best service for users — the ultimate stakeholders.
Confirmed speakers include: Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. candidate, UC-Berkeley School of Information; Dracine Hodges, Associate University Librarian for Collections Services, Duke University; Alex Humphries, Vice President, ITHAKA Ventures and JSTOR Labs; and Emily Singley, VP, North American Library Relations, Elsevier.
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO, will moderate the discussion.
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