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Thursday, November 6 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Beyond the ‘Cool’ Factor: Which New Technology Driven Products Will Really Meet Your Needs?

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Slides from Rick Anderson

New ideas, business models and technologies enter the scholarly landscape at an ever-increasing rate. In response to this deluge of potential innovation, lightning talks, shotgun sessions and elevator pitches designed to help us understand these technologies have become a mainstay of publishing and library conferences alike. Despite this, it is very difficult for libraries and publishers alike to not only keep up with it all, but to understand which technologies will truly help them meet their specific needs and goals as well as serving academics at every stage of the research cycle.

This session will offer an overview of this complex, shifting landscape, and to explore the ways in which we might think about the role of technology in the scholarly landscape. What will really help us engage with our patrons and users? Which products will help us satisfy our specific missions? Whether you’re a Librarian, a publisher or even a technologist with an idea, the session aims provide you with a framework for thinking about technology driven products that goes beyond the cool factor and matches productized technologies to real points of need.

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah
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David Burgoyne

Head of eProduct Management, Taylor & Francis Group
David Burgoyne has been at T&F for over 9 years and heads up the eProduct Management team in the Journals division, responsible for T&F's flagship journals platform Taylor & Francis Online. A graduate of Lancaster University and Oxford Brookes, David’s role and that of his team is to develop the platform to meet the needs of researchers, librarians, authors, societies, funders, editors, reviewers; all those with an interest and involvement in the scholarly and scientifi... Read More →
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Michael Clarke

President, Clarke & Company
Michael Clarke is the President of Clarke & Company, a management consulting firm working at the intersection of technology, business, and content. Clarke & Company focuses on digital strategy, product and development, and market research related to professional and scholarly publishing... Read More →
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Phill Jones

Head of Publisher Outreach, Digital Science
Phill Jones is Head of Publisher Outreach at Digital Science, where he works particularly closely with portfolio companies ReadCube, Altmetric, Figshare, and Overleaf. Phill has spent much of his career working on projects that use technology to accelerate scientific discovery. He... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403