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ALA 2010 Annual: Re-thinking library business model for licensed digital contents under mobile and cloud computing

The ALCTS CRS Access to Continuing Resources Interest Group invites you to attend:

Re-thinking library business model for licensed digital contents under mobile and cloud computing
Sunday, June 27, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
JW Marriott-Grand BR III

Exponential growth of mobile devices require libraries, vendors and publishers to re-think how to enhance user experience with library licensed digital collections on the go. As Google Editions allows the physical download of the digital into something tangible, challenging our notion of "ownership", how are we going to rewrite business rules?  Come and hear our panelists' perspectives on this issue and possible future trends:

Melissa Blaney, Publications Division Lead Web Analyst, American Chemical Society.
Chris Palma, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google.
Michael Porter, Communications Manager, WebJunction.

Please join us for a lively discussion!

For more information, please contact Lai-Ying Hsiung (chair,
lhsiung@ucsc.edu)or Heather Staines (vice-chair,
Heather.Staines@springer.com)of Access to Continuing Resources Interest Group.

Brief Bios:

Melissa Blaney, Publications Division Lead Web Analyst,American Chemical Society. Among other roles, Melissa creates internal web usage reports for the Publications management team, maintains standards and integrity of institutional customer usage reports, and monitors the discoverability of ACS content via key pathways while tracking user behavior. She has been with ACS since 2008 and has 9 years of experience within the publishing industry, previously serving in editorial and business roles for Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, /Washington Life/ magazine and /Psychology Today /magazine.

Chris Palma, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google. He is responsible for Google Books partnerships in the
Western U.S., India, Australia, and New Zealand.  The Google Books Partner Program now has over 30,000 publisher partners world-wide, representing over 2 million full-text books discoverable from the Google index in over 70 international domains. Prior to joining Google, Chris was Vice President of Content and Business Development for ebrary. He was Sales Director at Harvard University Press, during a scholarly publishing career that spanned 15 years. 

Michael Porter, Communications Manager, WebJunction, has 20 years of experience working in Libraryland. In 2009 he was selected as a Library Journal "Mover & Shaker" and his work is motivated by "mobile computing" and its impending impact on library futures. He is working on a book about successful electronic communities for ALA Editions, co-authors the "Internet Spotlight" column in each issue of Public Libraries Magazine and also teaches the "Technology Planning" course for PLA's "Certified Public Library Administrator Program."  Michael is starting a non-profit organization to help libraries
more effectively deal with the intersection of technology, content access and libraries.