What is the likely shape
of the library of the future?
And how do we build
collections for it?

The Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series
The Grand Hotel
Lund, Sweden
August 3-5, 2006
Sponsored By: The Charleston Company and Against the Grain
Hosted By: Lund University
Additional sponsors: Atypon Ltd, Dawson Books, ebrary, EBSCO Information Services, Ringgold Inc., and Sage Publications


An informal meeting of leading library and information industry participants
devoted to thinking through and debating the new world order in collection development.


Theme: The New World Order in Collection Development – Revisited


Speeches and Presentations (listed in order of program schedule):

      CHRIS BECKETT, The New World Order in Collection Development. The Commercial Perspective [PDF document (4.509 KB)]
      LARS BJØRNSHAUGE, More than Library Services – Working with Scholarly Communication Issues in Lund and Elsewhere [PDF document (1.612 KB);
      power point document (3.086 KB)]
      JOHN COX, The End of the Beginning, or the Beginning of the End? A View from Twilight Zone [PDF document (44 KB)]
      DEREK LAW, A(literacy), B(oolean Genes), C(onvergence) and the Long Tail [PDF document (1.190 KB); power point document (1.618 KB)]
      MICHAEL MABE, Journal Futures: How Will Researchers Communicate as the Internet Matures? [PDF document (209 KB)]
      RONALD MILNE, The Google Library Project at Oxford [PDF document (1.284 KB); power point document (2.325 KB)]
      DAVID NICHOLASPAUL HUNTINGTON, If We Do Not Understand Our Users, We Will Certainly Fail [PDF document (304 KB); power point document (125 KB)]
      STEPHEN RHIND-TUTT, Observations on the Future of Electronic Publishing [PDF document (1.883 KB)]
      WARD SHAW, The New World Order in Collection Development – Revisited [PDF document (75 KB); word document (42 KB)]
      KATINA STRAUCH, Crystal Ball at the Crossroads: Looking to the Future in a Quickly Changing Field [PDF document (1.182 KB), power point document (5.425 KB)]
      ANTHONY WATKINSONS, Why Is There no Breakthrough for E-Books? A Publisher's View [PDF document (44 KB); word document (66 KB)]


Final Program [PDF document (183 KB)]

      
     
Registration form (closed)
[PDF document (126 KB)]
      
     

Program Introduction
Ward Shaw, Program Coordinator

With all due respect to the caveats, cautionary tales, and legal, fiscal, and emotional issues, it neverthless is clear that within a foreseeable time the vast majority of the materials scholars and students need to do their research and further their educations will be available online, electronically, on the Internet.

This cannot help but have profund implications for the organizations we have constructed in a different era to facilitate the delivery and use of scholarly information. There are very substantial resources being applied to that facilitation right now, by publishers both primary and "secondary", academic insititutions, societies, libraries, and others. These resources necessarily will be redirected, either by their managers or the markets and organizations they serve.

The central issue of this conference is:

How should we proactively redirect our resources so that we can continue to provide crucial value to the research and education enterprise and process?

Related questions include:

What should libraries collect, if anything?

What secondary services will add value and attract support, commercially or otherwise?

Who will provide those services?

Where will we find the required skills?

Who will preserve and enhance the certification & dissemination processes given the growth of institutional repositories, e-print archives, open access journals, secondary services and the like?


Thursday, August 3 2006

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration for Fiesole Retreat

Lobby, Grand Hotel, Lund

Optional Preconference
Moderator: Catta Torhell, Senior Librarian, Lund University, Centre for Language and Literature
Lecture Hall, Lund University Centre for Language and Literature http://www.sol.lu.se

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A Creative Intellectual Environment 2006
Svens Strömqvist, Professor of Linguistics, Lund University

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
More than Library – Working with Scholarly Communication Issues in Lund and Elsewhere
Lars Bjørnshauge, Library Director, Lund University: "More than Library Services – Working with Scholarly Communication Issues in Lund and Elsewhere"

2:30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Coffee Break

(Courtesy of the Faculty, Lund University Centre for Language and Literature)

3:00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Why is there no breakthrough for eBooks?

Speakers:
Liz Chapman, Deputy Director, Library Services, University College London
Anthony Watkinson, Centre for Publishing University College London: "Why Is There no Breakthrough for E-Books? A Publisher's View"

5:45 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Bus loads in front of Grand Hotel

7:00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Dinner at Kronowall Wine Castle (Includes a tour of the champagne cellar)
(Courtesy of Sage Publications)


Dinner Speaker
Christer Jönsson, Professor, Political Science, Lund University

9:30 p.m.
Bus returns to Grand Hotel


Friday, August 4
All session will be held in the Conference Room, Main Floor, Grand Hotel

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Setting the Stage: Opening Remarks
Introduction: Ward Shaw, Denver, CO

Speaker:
Blaise Simqu, President and CEO, Sage Publications

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break
(Sponsored by: Atypon Ltd.)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Our users
Convener: Anthony Watkinsons, Centre for Publishing, University College London
If we do not understand our users, we will certainly fail. Here are results from major new user studies from Elsevier and CIBER.

Speakers:
Michael Mabe, Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publisher and formerly Director of Academic Relations at Elsevier: "Journal Futures: How Will Researchers Communicate as the Internet Matures"
David Nicholas, Director of the Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER), School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College, London: "If We Do Not Understand Our Users, We Will Certainly Fail"

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon at Grand Hotel
Ballroom, 2nd Floor
(Co-sponsor: ebrary and EBSCO Information Services)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Innovation in the UK Scholarly Community
Convener: David Worlock, Chairman and Founder, EPS
In many ways the UK is leading in developing coordinate programs and activities designed to enhance and take advantage of many of the new developments in the scholarly information process. A number of issues are becoming clear.

Speakers:
Derek Law, Head, Information Resources Directorate; Professor, Department of Computing; Head, Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde: "A(literacy), B(oolean Genes), C(onvergence) and the Long Tail"
Ronald Milne, Acting Director, Oxford University Library Service and Bodley's Librarian: "The Google Library Project at Oxford"

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon break
(Sponsored by Dawson Books)

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The US Scholarly Community
Some of most profound and potentially troubling changes are happening within academe, but some are actively working out appropriate roles.

Speakers:
Michael Keller, University Librarian; Director, Academic Information Resources; Publisher, HighWire Press, Publisher, Stanford University Press, Stanford University
Katina Strauch, Head, Collection Development, College of Charleston Library: "Crystal Ball at the Crossroads: Looking to the Future in a Quickly Changing Field"
Margaret Landesman, Head of Collection Development, University of Utah

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Reception
Lund University Centre for Language and Literature
(Courtesy of Lund University Libraries, Head Office)


Dinner Open


Saturday, August 5
All session will be held in the Conference Room, Main Floor, Grand Hotel

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The End of the Beginning, or the Beginning of the End? A View from Twilight Zone
Introduction: Liz Chapman, Deputy Director, Library Services, University College London

Speaker:
John Cox, Managing Director, John Cox Associates Ltd.: "The End of the Beginning, or the Beginning of the End? A View from Twilight Zone"

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break
(Sponsored by: Ringgold, Inc.)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Commercial Perspective
Various commercial organizations are also profoundly affected, and at the same time leading the charge to new models, with their own set of related issues.

Speakers:
John Cox, Managing Director, John Cox Associates Ltd.
Steven Rhind-Tutt, President, Alexander Street Press: "Observations on the Future of Electronic Publishing"
Chris Beckett, Director, Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd.: "The New World Order in Collection Development. The Commercial Perspective"

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Closing Session
Ward Shaw, Founder, CARL and Uncover, Independent Investor; Program Coordinator, Lund 2006


Post Retreat Optional Event
Lunch at Sofiero Palace, Tour of Swedish Coast

12:45 p.m
Bus departs from Grand Hotel

2:00 p.m.
Lunch at Sofiero
After lunch a walk in the park (no guide)

3:30 p.m.
Bus departs Sofiero for a tour along the coast, to Kullaberg
(Afternoon coffee and cake included)

6:30 p.m.
Bus returns to Grand Hotel (approximate time)


Pictures from the 2006 Retreat [power point document (1.239 KB)]


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