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Friday, June 7


Libraries and Mobile Technologies in the Age of the Visible College
How is the mobile revolution transforming libraries? What will library services and librarians look like in the age of a ubiquitously networked civilization? We begin by surveying what changes have already hit: an expanded device universe, the ebook renaissance, the growth of new media ecosystems, nearly-always-on user access, and the initial switch from 'library as place' to 'place as library'. Next we assess how mobility has impacted academia, from teaching to research and student life. Then we explore scenarios of the future, based on an analysis of current trends. Scenarios include: Post-Residential Academe; Open World; Silo World; Alt.Residential.

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Bryan Alexander

Senior Fellow, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
Bryan Alexander is senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). He researches, writes, and speaks about emerging trends in the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology and their potential application to liberal arts contexts. Dr. Alexander’s... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center - North Exhibit Hall Convention Center Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202
Saturday, June 8


The Value of Serials in Academic and Special Libraries
Serials comprise the heart of many academic and special library collections, but like libraries in general, their value can be overlooked.  Both librarians and vendors share the challenge of defining, demonstrating, and communicating the impact of serials collections.  What difference does access to serials make in users’ lives?  What data do we have that provides evidence of that impact?  What data do we need to further demonstrate the value of serials?   And how do we communicate the value and impact of serials to users?  Join us for a presentation and Q&A session designed to inspire your own ideas for articulating the value of serials in academic and special libraries.

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Megan Oakleaf

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Syracuse University
Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor of Library and Information Science in the iSchool at Syracuse University.  She is the author of the Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Review and Report and has earned recognition and awards for articles published in top library and... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center - North Exhibit Hall Convention Center Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202
Sunday, June 9


Googlization and the Challenge of Big Data
While the benefits of the scientific and information communities making a bold step toward facilitating Big Data research in the natural and technical sciences are clear, the "human sciences" offer a unique opportunity to fuse the study of the law, policy, and ethics surrounding the collection, preservation, indexing, analysis, and dissemination of data sets. Questions about privacy and intellectual policy implications of Big Data research are complicated and demand input and deliberation among many different types of scholars. Even more interesting, Big Data offers us an opportunity to examine the very nature of knowledge both historically and instrumentally. As universities, foundations, and federal agencies increase funding opportunities for Big Data research, each initiative should be bound to a research project examining the cultural, intellectual, and societal implications of such work.

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Siva Vaidhyanathan

Robertson Professor in Media Studies, University of Virginia
Siva Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian and media scholar, and is currently the Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. From 1999 through the summer of 2007 he worked in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. Vaidhyanathan... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom DEFG 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202