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
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
April 12-14, 2007
Sponsored By: Against the Grain and The Charleston Company
Hosted By: University of Hong Kong, Casalini Libri
Additional sponsors: Blackwell Book Services, Brill, Cambridge Information Group, EBSCO, Sage Publishing, Serials Solutions, and YBP Library Services
Transportation sponsor: University of Hong Kong


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 Quest for Information: Open or Closed, Democratic or Controlled. Perspectives from the Scholarly Community


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

      COLIN DAY, A Publisher's View of the Issue of Language of Publication [PDF document (26 KB); power point document (54 KB)]
      LORCAN DEMPSEY, Thinking about Collections [PDF document (1.051 KB); power point document (1.659 KB)]
      TONY FERGUSON, Welcome to the University of Hong Kong [PDF document (587 KB)]
      TONY FERGUSON, Conclusions, Issues and Predictions [PDF document (126 KB); power point document (692 KB)]
      JAY HENRY, Echo: Ebrary, EBooks and Blackwell [PDF document (206 KB); power point document (260 KB)]
      DEREK LAW, Walking the Tightrope: Maintaining a Balanced Collection Amidst Changing Academic Needs, Information Seeking Habits,
      and Publishing Patterns
[PDF document (810 KB); power point document (3.847 KB)]
      CORRIE MARSH, Open Acces in China: Potential and Strategies [PDF document (910 KB); power point document (3.467 KB)]
      MARK ROBERTSON, Scholarly Publishing and Open Access in Asia [PDF document (164 KB); power point document (1.395 KB)]
      COLIN STOREY, The Use of Multi-Lingual Web in Mainland China: The Ebb and Flow of Government Control of Information [PDF document (3.210 KB)]
      CAROL TENOPIR, Looking Ahead: Studies in the Workplace Help Us Plan for the Future [PDF document (394 KB); power point document (3.600 KB)]
      SYUN TUTIYA, Open Access: A Perspective from Japan [PDF document (282 KB); power point document (1.154 KB)]
      MATTHIAS WAHLS, e-Publishing @ Brill: Does Google Really Change Our Business? [PDF document (81 KB); power point document (125 KB)]
      MARTHA WHITTAKER, Responses to Google: What Do Librarians Want? Results of a Serials Solutions
      Customer Survey
[PDF document (306 KB); power point document (498 KB)]


      
     
Final Program
[PDF document (107 KB)]
      
     


Addressing the following questions and issues:

Specifically, considering the following:


Thursday, April 12 2007
Registration material will be sent to the rooms of guests staying at the Island Pacific and Ramada hotels on Thursday. All others may retrieve their materials at the Retreat registration desk at the Meng Wah complex at the University of Hong Kong on Friday, April 13.

12:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Library, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Preconference (Optional)
Doing Business in China – A workshop and discussion
Karen Christensen, CEO, Berkshire Publishing Group
Matthias Wahls, Business Development Manager, Brill

NOTE: This session is also offered as a concurrent session to "The Academic Librarian : Dinosaur or Phoenix? Die or Fly in Library Change Managemen", organized by the University Library System of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on April 11-12, 2007 (http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/conference/aldp2007/info/index.htm)

Those not attending the full Academic Librarian: Dinosaur or Phoenix conference should assemble in the lobby of the Island Pacific Hotel at 12:45 p.m. to get together to take a taxi to the Chinese University conference site. This trip will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour. For four persons it is estimated it will be HK$100 per person (US$12.50). Following this session at approximately 5:15 p.m. those participants registered to take part in the Optional Floating Dinner at the Jumbo Kingdom Restaurant should share taxis back to the Hong Kong Island.

6:45 p.m.
Meet in the lobby of the Island Pacific Hotel (for those taking part in the Optional Floating Dinner)

7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Floating Dinner (Optional)
Jumbo Kingdom Restaurant
We will board the water taxi to the restaurant at 7:15 and begin eating at 7:30 p.m. Costs for this optional dinner will be shared by those participating. Return taxi ride to hotels, estimated at HK$ 25 per person.


Friday, April 13
All session will be held in the Council Chamber, 8F Meng Wah Complex
Island Pacific and Ramada hotel guests should meet at 8:20 a.m. in the lobby of the Island Pacific Hotel to take the coach to the Meng Wah Complex. All others should make their own way to the complex.

9:00 a.m.
Welcome

Local host and Convener:
Tony Ferguson, University of Hong Kong [
PDF document (587 KB)]

History of the Fiesole Retreat Series:
Michele Casalini, Managing Director, Casalini Libri

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote

Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC
[PDF document (1.051 KB); power point document (1.659 KB)]

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Break at 10:45 (Courtesy of Brill)
Language and Communication: Politics, the Dominance of English, and the Web
Convener: Tony Ferguson, University of Hong Kong

Speakers:
Colin Storey, University Librarian, Chinese University of Hong Kong: "The Use of the Global Multi-Lingual Web in Mainland China: The Ebb and Flow of Government Control of Information" [PDF document (3.210 KB)]
Colin Day, Publisher, University of Hong Kong Press: "A Publisher's View of the Issue of Language of Publication" [PDF document (26 KB); power point document (54 KB)]
Derek Law, University Librarian and Head, IRD, University of Strathclyde: "Walking the Tightrope: Maintaining a Balanced Collection Admist Changing Academic Needs, Information Seeking Habits, and Publishing Patterns"
[PDF document (810 KB); power point document (3.847 KB)]

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon at Joseph's Restaurant, P3 Graduate House, University of Hong Kong
(Courtesy of Sage Publications)

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Break at 3:30 (Courtesy of Serials Solutions)
The Many Faces of Open Access: The Asian Perspective
Convener: Anthony Watkinsons, Senior Lecturer, University College London

Speakers:
Anthony Watkinsons, Senior Lecturer, University College London: "Opening Remarks"
Mark Robertson, President, Blackwell Publishing Asia: "Scholarly Publishing and Open Access in Asia" [PDF document (164 KB); power point document (1.395 KB)]

Libraries Perspectives:
Corrie Marsh, Associate University Librarian, Lee Shau Kee Library, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: "Open Access in China: Potential and Strategies" [PDF document (910 KB); power point document (3.467 KB)]
Syun Tutiya, Professor of Cognitive and Information Science and University Librarian, Chiba University: "Open Acces: A Perspective from Japan"
[PDF document (282 KB); power point document (1.154 KB)]

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tour of HKU's Main Library

5:45 p.m.
Meet at the ground floor lobby of the Main Library

6:30
Retreat Dinner at R66 Revolving Restaurant
(Co-sponsored by Cambridge Information Group, EBSCO and YBP)


Saturday, April 14
All session will be held in the Council Chamber, 8F Meng Wah Complex
Island Pacific and Ramada hotel guests should meet at 8:20 a.m. in the lobby of the Island Pacific Hotel to take the coach to the Meng Wah Complex. All others should make their own way to the complex.

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote
Convener: Liz Chapman, Deputy Director, Library Services, University College London

Speaker:
Carol Tenopir, University of Tennesse: "Looking Ahead : Studies in the Workplace Help Us Plan for the Future"
[PDF document (394 KB); power point document (3.600 KB)]

9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Break at 11:15 (Courtesy of Blackwell)
The Issue of the Commercial Sector: Google, Yahoo, Amazon – Issues, Opportunities, Ramifications
Convener: Lis Chapman, Deputy Director, Library Services, University College London

Speakers:
Matthias Wahls, Business Development Manager, Brill: "e-Publishing @ Brill: Does Google Really Change Our Business?" [PDF document (81 KB); power point document (125 KB)]
Martha Whittaker, Director of Marketing, Serials Solutions: "Responses to Google: What Do Librarians Want? Results of a Serial Solutions Costumer Survey" [PDF document (306 KB); power point document (498 KB)]
Jay Henry, Electronic Content Manager, Blackwell Book Services: "Echo: ebrary, eBooks and Blackwell" [PDF document (206 KB); power point document (260 KB)]
Michael Keller, University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Stanford University; Publisher, Highwire Press; Publisher, Stanford University Press and Ward Shaw, Founder, CARL and UnCover and Independent Investor: "Two For the Road"

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Looking Toward the Future: Predictions and Caveats
Convener: Tony Ferguson, University Librarian, University of Hong Kong [PDF document (126 KB); power point document (692 KB)]


Post Retreat Events (Optional)

1/2-day Tour of Hong Kong
Saturday afternoon
Participants will gather together following the morning session, where they will receive a box lunch. After lunch participants will go with a local librarian (one for each group of three) in taxis to the sites.

Join together to see some of Hong Kong's most interesting sites including the Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple, local shops and the Nan Lian Garden. Following the tour we'll get together for a dinner at one of Hong Kong's interesting local restaurants. Estimated cost for transportation and dinner is HK$270. After dinner the more adventurous can go together to the Temple Street night market.

1/2-day Tour of Shenzhen, China (China Visa Required)
Saturday afternoon
Participants will gather together following the morning session and proceed directly to the coach station as a group, where they will receive a box lunch. Please meet at 12:30 in Council Chamber.

Travel to the Shenzhen, a city of 13 million, just across the boarder from Hong Kong. We will visit the Shenzhen Central Book City which is reputedly the largest bookstore in the world, the new Shenzhen Public Library and the Splendid China Cultural Village sound and light show. Participants should arrive back in Hong Kong around 10:30 p.m. Estimated cost for transportation, admission ticket, and dinner is HK$500.


      
     
Participant profiles
[PDF document (282 KB)]
      
     
      
     
List of attendees
[PDF document (81 KB)]
      
     
      
     
Group photo
[JPG file]
      
     

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