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The Future of Publishing: Libraries and the changing role of consumers and creators

From scholarly journals to eBooks to print-on-demand “vending” machines, publishing is more complicated than it once was. Thousands of…

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From scholarly journals to eBooks to print-on-demand “vending” machines, publishing is more complicated than it once was. Thousands of individuals, companies, schools and businesses have taken the tools of literary and scholarly production into their own hands. How does the role of the library change when our users go from consumers of content to creators? What do these changes mean for academic activities such as peer-review, collection development and inventory management? How will new publishing platforms—from Amazon to the iPad—alter the public’s expectations for reading, writing and sharing? 

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Start Date

25 July 2010

End Date

25 July 2010

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