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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Wednesday, November 7 • 9:00am - 3:35pm
O'Reilly Mini Tools of Change (TOC) for Publishing

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Full program available online at http://oreilly.com/minitoc-charleston.html.

O'Reilly Media's Tools of Change and BiblioLabs in cooperation with The Charleston Conference presents Mini TOC Charleston, a one day event of conversation focusing on the thriving publishing, tech, and bookish-arts community.

Mini TOC Charleston is geared at librarians, large & small publishers, self-published authors, creative collectives, information hobbyists, journalists, historians, bloggers, or online experts seeking a better understanding what ubiquitous content means for the future of commercial publishing.

Our definitions and expectations of what commercial publishing is have changed over the past ten years. Today, anyone can publish; and beyond the philosophical reaction to whether this is "good or bad", the practical reality of managing today's information stream presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Content has become omnipresent. Developing efficient and high-value commercial systems for interested customers and content creators to share at the right time is the art and business of the future. What does this mean for the future of publishing?

What is a Mini TOC?

So, you may be asking yourself, what is a mini TOC? Well, for one — it's smaller than the "big" TOC held in New York every year. The attendance for Mini TOC's are limited — at Mini TOC Charleston, we'll have a maximum crowd of 300 smart people. And small is good. While the focus at Mini TOC is on the intersection of technology and publishing — just like at the "big" TOCs — at Mini TOC the crowd is small, the atmosphere is intimate and informal, and all the emphasis is on attendees and presenters sharing the conversation.

Program Lineup

We're still developing and adding to the program, but sessions confirmed so far include:

  • Libraries in the 21st Century: Panel Discussion on the role of Librarian as Curator
  • Challenges and Opportunities in an Age of Ubiquitous Content
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Why Style and Voice Matter in a world Crowded with Content
  • The Age of Avocation: Creativity and Commerce
  • You Still have to Sell Something: Global Perspectives on Content Creation & Distribution
  • Device Agnostic: Sharing Content and Collaboration Across Platforms

Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:00am - 3:35pm
The Hippodrome 360 Concord St., Suite 100 Charleston, SC 29401