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Buying & Selling eContent

One of the great treats I get as a librarian is being asked to speak at conferences and going to them too. I learn so much that way although I suppose I am an outlier by attending 50 to 100 or more conferences a year for the past decade or so.

I have my favourites that I try not to miss (SLA, ALA, PLA, OLA, CLA, etc.) I am also looking forward to speaking at TexasLA next month. Among my favourites are ones that I sit on the advisory committees for and those include many of the Information Today family of conferences; Computers in Libraries is coming up next month in Virginia/DC and I love Internet Librarian (Who could hate Monterey?). The Information Today staff and leadership are the best – setting the bar high for treating speakers and delegates very well and creating a diverse learning and networking experience that rises well above the average.

One of my guilty pleasures is one of their boutique conferences, Buying & Selling Content. (Apr. 18-20) This brings together information content buyers (librarians, licensors, consultants, etc.) and infomation sellers (online companies, agents, lawyers, aggregators, etc.) In these difficult times it more important than ever that buyers and sellers have deeply rooted discussions about our mutually dependent success and strategies. This is one of those conferences and is especially different in that everyone there is there as an equal. Face to face networking is a critical factor in change and innovation.

Anyway, I am chairing one of the two big panels this year and there are several great keynote speakers to challenge and inspire. My panel is about changing licensing models and creating new and innovative services.

I hope you will join us at the Marriott Camelback resort in Scottsdale, Arizona April 18-20th. To obtain a 25% discount, please use the following link: http://bit.ly/aRSYX8. This offer is only good until March 26, so please act now! I look forward to meeting you and hearing your insights into reinvigorating the content industry.

Scottsdale is a lovely place but the golf is bad (NOT!). Unfortunately I don’t golf so I’ll have to settle for a short trip to the pools before breakfast.

Stephen

Posted on: March 18, 2010, 2:46 pm Category: Uncategorized

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