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Thursday, November 6 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Budgets, Services, and Technology Driving Change: How Librarians, Publishers and Vendors are Moving Forward

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The economic challengers in higher education and healthcare coupled with continuing budget concerns have libraries, publishers and vendors making strategic changes as they seek to provide a high-level of services at a time when uncertainty continues to dominate planning and development. Creative thinking has become the norm as organizations seek to challenge long-held views and uncover and implement needed changes. Librarians, publishers, and vendors have all experienced a period of assessment, strategic review and reaction as a result of the continued evolution from a print-based model to one dominated by electronic dissemination of scholarly information and the new role eBooks promise to play. This presentation addresses some of the important actions taken by librarians, publishers and vendors to cope with changes forced by both the economy and budget pressures, by the continued migration of scholarly resources to electronic formats and by current and planned eBook activities and new eBooks models. It explores patterns in library content selection and spending trends, publisher prices and pricing models, as well as vendor strategies and tactics challenging and changing times.  Data to be presented is the result of customer research conducted by EBSCO within the last six months.

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Kittie Henderson

Vice President, Academic, Law and Public Library Markets, EBSCO
Kittie Henderson is Vice President and Chief Librarian of the Subscription Division of EBSCO Information Services. Since she joined EBSCO in 1992, Kittie has worked with librarians and EBSCO staff to expand services to all types of libraries. Kittie has been one of the co-authors... Read More →
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Meg White

Director, Technology Services, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
Meg White is a 25-year veteran of the health sciences publishing industry. Her background includes various sales, marketing, and product development positions at Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Mosby, Williams & Wilkins, and Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. She... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403