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Thursday, November 6 • 10:20am - 11:10am
DRM: A Publisher-Imposed Impediment to Progress, or a Legitimate Defense of Publisher/Author Intellectual Property Rights?

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Digital distribution of content provides clear advantages to all stakeholders in scholarly communications, but it also introduces new complexities and challenges.  The exercise of control is a significant one.  Is media — whether for scholarly or for entertainment purposes— going to be more open, instead of closed?  Does stringent digital rights management (DRM) help or hinder the development and use of content?  Do devices which enable broader and more immediate access to content affect pricing and control?  How do librarians and publishers protect their interests, and ensure that content can be purchased, owned, and used most effectively?  Representatives from book, journal, and multimedia publishers talk about how they’ve determined what (if any) DRM is appropriate for their content, and a librarian discusses the impact DRM (or lack thereof) has on scholarship.

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Adam Chesler

Director of Library Relations, Business Expert Press / Momentum Press
Adam manages library relations for Business Expert Press and Momentum Press, two new companies which publish ebooks for business students and engineering professionals, respectively.  Previously he was Content Director for the American Society for Training and Development; prior... Read More →

Jim Dooley

Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced
Jim Dooley has been head of collections and technical services at the University of California, Merced since 2003.  Prior to coming to UC Merced he held a variety of positions in technical services and special collections at the University of Utah.  He serves on various University... Read More →
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David Parker

VP, Editorial & Licensing, Alexander Street a ProQuest Company
David Parker is VP Editorial and Licensing for Alexander Street – the leading provider of video, multi-media databases and unique, curated content to the global university library market. Prior to his role with Alexander Street, David founded Business Expert Press and served as... Read More →

Zac Rolnik

Publisher, now publishers
Zac Rolnik has spent the last 25+ years in the academic publishing industry and is the founder and publisher at now publishers (www.nowpublishers.com).

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:20am - 11:10am EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403