Something's Gotta Give

Something's Gotta Give

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The theme of the 2011 Charleston Conference, the annual event that explores issues in book and serial acquisition, was qSomething's Gotta Give.q The conference, held November 2-5, 2011, in Charleston, SC, included 9 pre-meetings, more than 10 plenaries, and over 120 concurrent sessions. The theme reflected the increasing sense of strain felt by both libraries and publishers as troubling economic trends and rapid technological change challenge the information supply chain. What part of the system will buckle under this pressure? Who will be the winners and who will be the losers in this stressful environment? The Charleston Conference continues to be a major event for information exchange among librarians, vendors, and publishers. As it begins its fourth decade, the Conference is one of the most popular international meetings for information professionals, with almost 1, 500 delegates. Conference attendees continue to remark on the informative and thought-provoking sessions. The Conference provides a collegial atmosphere where librarians, vendors, and publishers talk freely and directly about issues facing libraries and information providers. In this volume, the organizers of the meeting are pleased to share some of the learning experiences that they--and other attendees--had at the conference.The Kindle lending program became a successful service, but it was not without its challenga€es. ... However, because leisure reada€476 Charleston Conference Proceedings 2011 ing did not directly support the curriculum, and bea€cause of potential ... Because the task force was most interested in finding ways to be cost efa€fective (the Amazon Kindle allows up to six copies of an ea€book to be sharedanbsp;...

Title:Something's Gotta Give
Author:Beth R. Bernhardt, Katina P. Strauch, Leah H. Hinds
Publisher:Purdue University Press - 2012


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