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Thursday, November 3 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Libraries as Convener, Enabler, Distributor, Advocate, and Archive in the Future Knowledge Economy

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By 2026, there will be no information and services industry targeting products to the library marketplace. Content and applications will be directed to the consumer. Open resources for learning, research and recreation, and open source tools supporting innovation, and individual and organizational productivity, will be more prevalant in the global economy. Self-publishing and niche technology development will dominate. Information policy wars will dictate national and global legal and legislative debates. Libraries will be effectively integrated into the new creative environments.

Moderators
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research
Anthony Watkinson is the Principal Consultant at CIBER Research and an honorary lecturer at University College London. For publications see the Ciber site. He is a director of the Charleston Conference, a member of the editorial board of the Charleston Advisor and co-organiser of... Read More →

Speakers
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James G. Neal

Univ Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University
Jim Neal is University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia. He served as the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University during 2001-2014, providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of twenty-two libraries. His responsibilities... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401