ALA ALCTS Meeting Announcement: PVLR Open Forum Amy McColl 02 Jun 2006 14:59 UTC

Please plan to attend the Publisher-Vendor Library Relations Interest Group
Open Forum in New Orleans:

University Presses: Rising to the Challenge
8 - 10 AM on Monday morning, June 26, 2006
Morial Convention Center; Room 242

Want to know more about how University Presses are embracing the challenges
facing scholarly publishing? What does it take for a UP to thrive these days?
How are the Presses dealing with shrinking markets, working to provide the new
services electronic technology allows, developing new marketing strategies,
reorganizing and retraining their staff? Where do libraries come in?

In this, the first of two Forums devoted to the state of the University
Presses (the second to follow at Midwinter 2007), the ALCTS Publisher-Vendor
Library Relations Interest Group has brought together distinguished
representatives of the University Press book and journal publishing
communities for an open discussion of their strategies for success.

Our Speakers Include:
Donna Blagdan, Journals Marketing Manager, Duke University Press
Barbara Ras, Director, Trinity University Press
Seetha Srinivasan, Director, University Press of Mississippi
Julie Steffen, Associate Journals Division Manager, Astronomy Publisher, The
University of Chicago Press

Our Moderator will be October Ivins, publishing industry consultant (Ivins
e-Content Solutions).

PVLR hosts an open forum at each ALA Conference, summer and winter. In January
2007 (Seattle), our topic will be: Relationships Between the University Press
and its Respective Library.

We conduct our business meeting every conference at 1:30 PM on Saturday
afternoon.  To learn about how you might get involved with this important
work, please contact the chair.

Chair: Ruth Fischer
End of Term: 06/30/06