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Thursday, November 6 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
The Spaces Between: A Research Agenda between Libraries, Publishers, and Vendors

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The publishers and vendors on whom academic libraries rely for materials and systems are undergoing substantial strategic change. As user expectations advance, usage data afford new service opportunities, and the economic postures of academic libraries shift, the more sophisticated publishers and vendors are informing their strategy with various types of largely proprietary research. Libraries and other publishers and vendors have little access to certain types of data and research that would be helpful to them in understanding changes in the marketplace in which they operate. We believe there are opportunities to mitigate this challenge with a focused program of ongoing community research in these areas.

Ithaka S+R is organizing this session as a roundtable discussion about the types of research that fall “between” libraries and their publisher and vendor partners that would be useful to conduct. Deanna Marcum, Ithaka S+R’s managing director, will serve as moderator. Providing some introductory remarks on the topics will be our panelists, Joseph J. Esposito, Processed Media, Roger Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R; and Susan Stearns, Boston Library Consortium. Much of the session will be given over to a roundtable discussion, not limited to the panel but including all session participants, to consider components of a research agenda in “the space between.”

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Joseph J. Esposito

President, Processed Media
I am a management consultant working in the area of publishing, especially scholarly publishing, and digital media. I work with for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Most of my clients are CEOs or Boards of Directors, whom I advise on strategy. My aim is to help organizations make decisions. Good decisions cost more.
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Deanna Marcum

Managing Director, Ithaka S+R
As Ithaka S+R managing director, Deanna Marcum leads the research and consulting services that assist universities and colleges, libraries, publishers, and cultural institutions as they make the transition to the digital environment. She heads a growing staff of program directors and analysts with wide-ranging expertise. | | From 2003 to 2011, Deanna served as associate librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress. She managed 53... Read More →
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Roger C. Schonfeld

Director, Library and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R
Roger is program director at Ithaka S+R. There, he leads strategic consulting, surveys, and other research projects, designed for academic libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies. Recently, Roger has led the development of Ithaka S+R’s surveys for individual colleges and universities, to help them better serve the needs of their own faculty members and students. He has also led research and consulting projects on collections... Read More →
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Susan Stearns

Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium and Project Director, EAST, Boston Library Consortium
Susan Stearns was appointed Executive Director of the Boston Library Consortium [BLC] in August, 2013. She began her career as a corporate and academic librarian, working at Abt Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia among others. Following her early years in libraries, Ms. Stearns worked for a number of vendors serving academic, special and public libraries including CLSI, Faxon... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403