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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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Slides from Joe Esposito

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 Esposito

Senior Partner, Clarke & Esposito
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... Read More →

Deanna Marcum

Senior Advisor, 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... Read More →
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Roger Schonfeld

Director of Libraries, Scholarly Communications, and Museums, 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. Previously, Roger was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He received degrees... Read More →
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Susan Stearns

Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium & Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust
Susan Stearns is the Executive Director of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) and Project Director for the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) shared print initiative. She coordinates the activities of the EAST Project Team, works closely with the Executive Committee and is... Read More →

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