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Thursday, November 3 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
The Right Stuff at the Right Cost and for the Right Reasons

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As libraries look to surface unique special collections, or preserve/replace deteriorating print resources with more durable and functional digital surrogates, it is important to come to grips with the pros and cons of a variety of available strategies for achieving library goals. The default strategy has been to let commercial interests take the lead in developing and managing this content; libraries then deciding to buy or not buy based on perceived local interest.  Increasingly, though, we're seeing experimentation with other models that give the library community greater control over selection decisions, standards for digitization, long-term archiving, and terms for accessibility.  The following business models will be considered with an eye to building a higher degree of support for library and user friendly strategies for building significant digital corpora:

  • Locally funded and maintained digitization with post-hoc aggregation of metadata in initiatives like DPLA

  • Library-led and communally funded initiatives like the Text Creation Partnership

  • Agency partnerships with entities like Reveal Digital that can help prioritize, fund, digitize, and aggregate open-access digital resources.  

These and related business models speak to the aspiration of many libraries to find more sustainable approaches to making archival resources more globally visible, accessible and useful.  Participating panelists will speak to the relative merits and limitations of emerging strategies for curating library special collections.

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Mark Sandler

Consultant, Novel Solutions
Novel Solutions provides consulting services and project support for research libraries and scholarly publishers. Typical projects cover such activities as product development; board or staff meeting facilitation; visioning exercises and strategic planning; sales, marketing and outreach enrichment; developing pricing models and budget projections; customer acquisition and campus communication strategies.

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Rachel Frick

Business Development Director, DPLA
Community builder with experience in network building, creative problem solving and outreach. Strong believer in the power of librarians to influence change and build stronger, knowledgeable, empowered communities. Passionate advocate for open culture and it potential transformative impact on the creative marketplace.
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Peggy Glahn

Director, Reveal Digital, Reveal Digital
I collaborate with scholarly institutions to expand access to archives and special collections in the humanities. At Reveal Digital, we are committed to changing the publishing paradigm for libraries. Our approach brings together libraries that own special collections of interest to the wider scholarly community with libraries willing to invest in digitizing those collections for open access to all. Our library crowd-funding marketplace... Read More →
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Stephen Rhind-Tutt

President, Alexander Street Press
Rhind-Tutt has worked in electronic publishing for libraries for more than 27 years. Before co-founding Alexander Street Press in 2000, he worked for Gale, Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey, and SilverPlatter in a number of different roles. During that time he was responsible for the creation or development of more than 400 different products serving a wide range of libraries.
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Rebecca Welzenbach

Director of Strategic Integration and Partnerships, Michigan Publishing
University of Michigan

Thursday November 3, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401