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Friday, November 4 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Tower of Babel: New Realities in Foreign Language Acquisitions

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Sourcing information and material from overseas can be a daunting and complex task, with real challenges posed by diverse and fragmented publishing markets and distribution realities as well as the need for foreign language skills. This panel session explores how specialist vendors' expertise and understanding of specific markets can assist librarians in their search for relevant material. Three vendors operating in three very distinct geographic areas will share their experience{s} and discuss how the unique {and fascinating} nature of their activity provides valuable support for successful collection development and continuity, from a common mission to varying services developed with a precise focus on their particular reality. Questions and comments from participants will be very welcome.

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Lynn Wiley

Head of Acquisitions, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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Michele Casalini

CEO, Casalini Libri SpA
Michele Casalini is CEO of the family-run company Casalini Libri, which supplies bibliographical data, books and journals to libraries, and offers e-content through the Torrossa platform, thanks to its dedicated Digital Division. Following studies in Modern Languages and Literature... Read More →

Dirk Raes

Managing Director, Erasmus Boekhandel

Zina Somova

Director of Operations, EastView Information Services
Databases, books and serials in print and e-formats from countries of the former Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine, etc.), Eastern Europe, East Asia (China, Korea, etc. and Middle East. Foreign language materials in all formats.

Friday November 4, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403