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Publishing Busines Conference & Expo draws near

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Publishing Business Conference and Expo will take place April 4 – 6.  TeleRead will be there to report on it for you.

Here’s some info:


100+ Expert Speakers:
Learn successful strategies for efficiency, innovation, growth and profitability

In-Depth, Interactive Sessions:
Take in 2 & 1/2 days packed with discussions about today’s biggest challenges and opportunities in publishing

70+ Exhibitors:
See, test and compare cutting-edge publishing technologies, solutions and services that can save you time and money

This is actually the oldest one of these conferences.  The keynote will be given by Steve Hannah, President and CEO of The Onion.  Also speaking with the Editor-in-Chief of Esquire, the President of Scholastic Media, the Manager of Strategic Partner Development for Facebook and the Director of Project Management for Google Books.

More info here if you are interested in going.


Overdrive’s Digipalooza conference to be held in Cleveland this year


From the press release.  It looks like it will be quite interesting:

Public and school librarians from around the world will come together with publishing industry leaders at OverDrive’s third international user group conference, Digipalooza (www.digipalooza.com), July 28-31, 2011, in Cleveland. Held every two years, this four-day educational and networking conference will address the massive surge in library eBook borrowing with panels on industry trends, best practices, marketing and outreach, and upcoming enhancements to the OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) service. A roundtable featuring representatives from several of the world’s leading publishing houses will provide librarians with the chance to ask questions, in-person, about the future of library eBook lending.

“Hundreds of librarians and publishing professionals from the US and Canada joined us for OverDrive’s second Digipalooza in 2008, but much has changed since then, with the introduction of new eBook reading technology,” said Shannon Lichty, manager of library partner services at OverDrive. “eBook usage at many libraries has doubled in the past few months with the introduction of our mobile apps for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™, as well as increased adoption of eBook readers and tablets. Digipalooza is a unique chance for our library partners to share experiences with fellow librarians, Team OverDrive, and publishers.”

“Digipalooza is my GPS for navigating the bumpy road of digital library world. Practical and forward-thinking librarians share best practices while OverDrive staff provide background and answer questions,” said Sarah Redman, adult services librarian at Capital Area District Library in Michigan. “The conference is essential for librarians who work with OverDrive at any level, giving us opportunities to discuss trends and share ideas for creating robust digital media catalogs.”

The Digipalooza conference features vital sessions for librarians, including:

  • Managing the eBook Explosion: New Challenges and Opportunities for Your Library
  • Publisher Roundtable and Library Lending Dialogue
  • Going Mobile: The Latest Devices and Apps
  • The Digital Lending Library: Maximize the Value of the ‘Virtual Branch’

A full program and activities schedule is available at http://www.digipalooza.com/Program.aspx.


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Videos and other material from “Why Books” conference available


The “Why Books?”Conference took place on October 28-29, 2010 at the Radcliffe Institute  for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

“Why Books?” probes the form and function of the book in a rapidly changing media ecology. Speakers from a variety of disciplines—literature and history to sociology and computer science—will discuss the public-policy implications of new media forms and will explore some of the major functions that we identify with books today: production and diffusion; storage and retrieval; and reception and use.

New: Videos of Opening “Conversation” and Three Panels

Session Summaries and Site Visit Summaries
Welcome, Intro and Opening Conversation: “Future Formats of Texts: E–books and Old Books” Session I: “Storage and Retrieval”
Session II: “Circulation and Transmission”
Session III: ”Reception and Use”

Conference Speakers

A selection of post-conference press coverage can be found on the conference homepage.

Hat Tips: Peter Suber and Matthew Kirschenbaum

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