For years, the format of “the book” has been changing. It can be a printed volume, a digital file, or a packaged combination of text and app. The anticipated functionality of the product being delivered has changed as a result Books are not produced or delivered in the same way and some of the economic practices have shifted. The result is that publishers as well as librarians are having to rethink expectations and workflows. The 15th Annual BISG-NISO Forum at ALA will address how the book business has changed in recent years and the resulting questions that are emerging for the information community as a result.
Confirmed speakers include (among others):
Click here to return to the NISO Events at ALA page.
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO and Brian O'Leary, Executive Director, BISG will welcome attendees of the 2022 ALA Annual Meeting to the day's discussion.
Matt Kirschenbaum, Professor of English and Digital Studies, University of Maryland, author of Bitstreams, (2021, University of Pennsylvania Press)
This segment will be a discussion format with participants Gwen Evans, Vice President, Global Library, Relations, Elsevier and Dean J. Smith, Director, Duke University Press.
Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx, will cover the requirements of platform technology in the context of books and the library.
Maurice York, Director, Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance will be the speaker in this segment.
Three speakers, including Rina Pantalony, Director, Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University, will be engaged in a lively discussion of formats, sustainability, and similar practical considerations.
This is an in-person event only. Streaming will not be available to those not attending on site.
This event is free to all registered, on-site attendees of the American Library Association 2022 Annual Meeting. There is no additional cost to attend.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
801 Mount Vernon Place NW,
Washington, DC 20001