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13th Annual Conference | March 4-7, 2018 | Austin, Texas & Online

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Monday, March 5 • 10:45am - 11:30am
S003: The Elephant: Feeling Our Way in the Business of Academic Books

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The rise of ebooks, and other factors, have utterly changed the environment, in what was once a stable world, for anyone involved in the buying or selling of academic books.  In this session an academic librarian, a university press publisher, and a vendor/aggregator will discuss their own particular dynamics. 

Speakers
avatar for Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini

VP Library Services, ProQuest
Bob Nardini is Vice President, Library Services, at ProQuest Books. He worked in both public and academic libraries prior to 1985, when he took a job in the academic bookselling industry, where he has been ever since. Bob joined ProQuest in 2015 with the acquisition of Coutts. Bob... Read More →
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Carey Newman

Director, Baylor University Press
Baylor University Press
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Darby Orcutt

Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University Libraries
I am a librarian, teacher, researcher, and leader deeply interested and involved in interdisciplinary and computational research, the future of higher ed, and cultural aspects of digital transformation.Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University LibrariesFaculty... Read More →



Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 5
  2. Collection Development & Assessment