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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Future of Reading in a Digital Age: What Does It Mean – or Not Mean - For Us?

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Reading and libraries have gone together since time immemorial – but what happens when reading takes on radically different forms? The nature of reading – what we read, how we read, and the relationship between information and its delivery – is changing radically. New technologies are deconstructing and reconstructing our concept of what it means to read, thus transforming our expectations and engagement with reading. The fluid, dynamic act of scholarly reading today has many consequences for what we do. This session will explore the implications for libraries, especially trends and forms of reading, patron expectations, and service issues.

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Tony Horava

AUL Collections, University of Ottawa
I've been involved in Collections work for many years, and have seen remarkable transformations over the years. The challenges around ebooks, licensing, budgets, consortial strategies, new forms of knowledge and scholarly communications spring to mind. Reading in the digital age fascinates me - it is such a sea-change. The Charleston Conference is always energizing. I look forward to connecting with many people and hearing new ideas and... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Courtyard Marriott Cypress Ballroom South 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401