Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries.
Change for the better, or change for the worse? New technology in publishing and library science disrupts established literary, academic, and business models. How can we assess the impact of a constantly flowing river of change? Will the books or libraries of tomorrow look anything like those of yesterday or today? Are the e-book, the blog post, the app and the tweet just the beginning of a deeper revolution? Will algorithms "think" just like humans in the future when we research a topic or store our narratives and information? Is respect and preference for print and physical libraries the new Luddite view, or is it still a sensible, viable posture in the volatile realm of today's and tomorrow's writing, reading, publishing and library science? The 2014 meeting will feature a special focus on this provocative subject.
The Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.