32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
e-Content Discovery: Approaches, Methods, and Tools to Improve Findability

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Making content discoverable is a key strategic objective for academic publishers and librarians. Each of the discussants in this panel represent institutions that have taken a slightly different approach to addressing the issue, employing discovery search services, semantic enrichment, editorially crafted taxonomies, and unified content platforms. This panel will explore the unique institutional motivations for their approach and areas of commonality in effort. The objective of the session is to provide context for different approaches to discovery and foster a discussion around the common goal. What are the commonalities in approach? How can libraries and publishers initiatives on content discovery work together?


Becky Albitz

Associate College Librarian for Collection Management, Bates College
Becky Albitz is the Associate Librarian for Collection Management at Bates College. Previously she was the Electronic Resources and Copyright Librarian at Penn State, Head Librarian at Penn State Shenango, Media and Performing Arts Librarian at NYU and the Media Librarian at the University... Read More →
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Robert Faber

Editorial Director, Reference, and Director, Discoverability Program, Oxford University Press
Robert’s role as an online publisher at OUP includes Oxford Reference and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, for which he helped get 10,000 people to write 50,000 biographies on time, and organized simultaneous publication in print and online in 2004. He was also director... Read More →
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Martha Sedgwick

Senior Manager, Online Products, SAGE
I have worked at SAGE for the past 4 years and before that was at Macmillan publishers. Since graduating I have always worked in online publishing and I am excited by online technologies and what these have to offer users in terms of information and engagement. In my spare time... Read More →

Marc Segers

Solutions Architecht, iFactory
Marc's work at iFactory supports publishers throughout the product development process outlining relative advantages and disadvantages of solutions and supporting partnership relationships. Marc provides consulting on overall publishing strategy and platform management coordinating... Read More →

Katrin Siems

Vice President of Marketing & Sales, De Gruyter
2000–2003: Practical Training as a bookseller and publisher at Gruner & Jahr,Hamburg. 2003–2006: Studies Foreign Trade / International Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. 2006–2007: Studies of International Management at École Supérieure de Commerce... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403