At a Glance...

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

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

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Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus: Communicating Values—Scholarly Communication as Mediator, Agent, Actor

More and more knowledge is coming to us nowadays via social media and internet platforms that play an increasing role in the regulation of information. These platforms in many way bypass traditional publishing processes. But in doing so, they also bypass the kinds of rigorous evaluation, reviewer feedback, and professional attention that has historically been integral to the production of published content. What is the changing role and function of scholarly communication in this new media landscape? What lessons can be taken to broader publishing communities?

Plenary Speaker

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

Sidonie Smith

Sidonie Smith

Lorna G. Goodison Distinguished University Professor, English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, USA

"Humanities Futures: Doctoral Education, Scholarly Communication, and Professional Capacities"

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 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Karryl Kim Sagun

Karryl Kim Sagun

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Jenny McFadden

Jenny McFadden

Wor-Wic Community College, Maryland, USA

​Jasmine Sykes-Kunk

​Jasmine Sykes-Kunk

Clarion University, Pennsylvania, USA