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

Associate University Librarian, Content and Access, University of Ottawa
The Big Deal has been a major challenge at our university, as we dealt with budget cuts, exchange rate issues, annual increases to the costs of scholarly resources, and the demand for new resources in many fields. The Big Deal is a complex iceberg floating in the middle of all this... Read More →

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