Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries

  • 2014 Special Focus: Disruptive Technologies and the Evolution of Book Publishing and Library Development
  • 8–9 November 2014
  • Simmons College, Boston, USA

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

95+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries.

24

Countries represented.

2014 Special Focus: Disruptive Technologies and the Evolution of Book Publishing and Development

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.

Plenary Speakers

The Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Michèle Cloonan

Michèle Cloonan

Dean Emerita and Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC, Washington D.C., USA

Marguerite Avery

Marguerite Avery

Research Associate, Program for Informatics, MIT Libraries

Bill Cope

Bill Cope

Research Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA; Adjunct Professor, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia