David Parker Leads “Blurring Lines” Discussion at 2013 Charleston Conference

Attendees of this year’s Charleston Conference had opportunity to continue the discussion on the changing roles of libraries, publishers, service providers, and even patrons — a topic explored by David Parker here on EdTech Times.

The session was moderated by Parker, who hosted a panel that included:

  • Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections, University of Utah Libraries
  • Nancy Gibbs, Head, Acquisitions Department, Duke University Libraries
  • Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President, Alexander Street Press, and
  • Heather Staines, Vice President Publisher Development, SIPX (formerly Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange)

who looked at questions such as:

  • What happens when libraries become publishers or service providers?
  • What role does discovery play in the modern library?
  • How can assessment help instructors and libraries make better-informed decisions?
  • Will the library of the future be the disruptor or the disrupted?

Information on the session is available here, and you can find David Parker’s entire series on EdTech Times at http://bit.ly/BlurringLinesSeries.

For those who attended the session, weigh in in comments below!


Sheri Cheng

Sheri Cheng

Sheri Cheng is a former science teacher and tech director at an urban charter school in Boston with a penchant for 7th grade humor. Sheri is the Editor-in-Chief and Director of Operations at EdTech Times, keeping on top of day-to-day news in educational technology and entrepreneurship.