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Friday, November 7 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Reinforcing the Role of the Library: Communicating Value, Increasing Access and Knowledge

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Research and scholarship have moved fully into the digital arena and the mechanisms involved in the publication and dissemination of works are evolving as well. Libraries are utilising new solutions to make access to content more seamless than ever for their customers, but is the role of the library at risk of becoming invisible to users? Altmetrics and other data and tools offer the potential for increased analysis and reporting on usage, value and impact of library collections. Whilst the landscape of libraries and publishers is changing, both players still have the shared objective of enhancing scholarly communication and access to research. This panel will examine how publishers and librarians can collaborate to reinforce the continuingly vital role of the institutional library, whilst ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our common stakeholder – the researcher. Panelists will consider how we can work together to build understanding of the value that both libraries and publishers contribute into the scholarly landscape. Takeaways will include case studies demonstrating ROI, examples of publisher-librarian partnerships and new ways to examine data/metrics to substantiate the value which solutions bring.

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Jill Emery

Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University
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Maggie Farrell

Dean, Libraries, University of Wyoming
Maggie is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Wyoming. Prior to Maggie’s appointment in 2002 to UW, Maggie worked for academic libraries at Montana State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and Arizona State University. Maggie served as a consultant to the U.S. Government Printing Office overseeing technology projects to improve Internet access to federal government publications. Maggie... Read More →

Elliot Hermann

Director/ VP Sales Operations & Strategy, Nature Publishing Group

Friday November 7, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403