Discovering Scholarship: Collaboration and Content Delivery for Today’s Researchers


November 10, 2011, 12:00-1:00PM ET
What are scholars’ research paths? How do they get to the content they need? With the multitude of platforms and publishers and aggregators in today’s online research landscape, navigating through the sea of content is increasingly challenging for researchers at every level as they try to find not just the right search results, but a satisfying research experience.

Oxford University Press and Library Journal ask: How can libraries and publishers collaborate to deliver a successful research experience for scholars? Topics will cover collaborative publishing initiatives, discoverability and usage tools at the publisher and library level, and paths of inquiry in an ideal research environment. Register today to hear an esteemed panel, moderated by Library Journal’s Cheryl LaGuardia, discuss this ever-evolving issue of how scholars seek, discover, and use research materials in and out of the library and the changing roles libraries and publishers can play in this fast-paced arena.

Cheryl LaGuardia is Research Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge; author of the e-Views Blog and e-Reviews columns for Library Journal and Editor of Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries.Speakers: 
Sue Polanka created the award-winning No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog developed into a book of the same name in 2011 and will expand to include No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books in Winter 2012. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.

John Giggie is associate professor of history and director of graduate studies in history at the University of Alabama. He is an award-winning teacher and the author or editor of three books.

John P. Hussey is Director of Marketing and Sales at the University Press of Kentucky. Hussey’s former positions include Sales Manager at the University Press of Kentucky and Assistant Acquisitions Editor at the University of Illinois Press.

Niko Pfund is President and Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press in the USA. He has been with Oxford for a total of 14 years, dating back to his initial foray into academic publishing in 1987 as an editorial assistant. From 1990 to 2000, he was with New York University Press, first as an Editor, then as Editor in Chief, and finally as Director of the press.


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