Angus Phillips, The Fifteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries, Imperial College London, London, UK

The Fifteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries

  • 2017 Special Focus: The Publisher Is Dead; Long Live the Publisher!
  • 7 July 2017
  • Imperial College London, London, UK

At a Glance...

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

60+

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

18

Countries represented.

2017 Special Focus: The Publisher Is Dead; Long Live the Publisher!

To publish is a social and public act. This act is a negotiation between an author, a “publisher,” and an audience. The digital age is said to change the terms of this negotiation. As platforms of production and distribution become more widely accessible, the traditional notion of the "publisher” has in some senses become redundant. In some interpretations “the publisher” is seen as the old guard of an outmoded knowledge system, an unnecessary blockage between the author and his or her audience. In place of “the publisher” we have new digital platforms and information systems available to provide unmediated reach to audiences. In this process, what aspects of the role of the publisher are being offloaded onto the author? What do these changes tell us about the future of publishing and about those who can become “visible” in the new economy?

Plenary Speaker

The Fifteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries featured a plenary session by one of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Angus Phillips

Angus Phillips

Director, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford, UK

"Publishing: Trends and Transformations"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Sarah Mayor Cox

Sarah Mayor Cox

University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Megha Sharma

Megha Sharma

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, India

Catherine Gamble

Catherine Gamble

Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia