In a period of constrained budgets, how will institutional libraries build and sustain access to the latest book titles for their communities — whether in digital or print forms? Libraries exist to serve the needs of their researchers, not the other way around. If humanists prefer print for their activities, then both content providers and librarians must ensure that this research need is met. The conversation has already begun of how best to manage the new collective collection. How should the community adapt? This virtual conference kickstarted the conversation, providing an opportunity for a wide group of stakeholders to highlight their community’s needs and share their views on how to meet them.
Confirmed speakers include Tom Bruno, Director of Access Services, University of Pennsylvania; Robert Cartolano, Assoc. VP, Technology and Preservation, Columbia University Libraries; Binaebi Akah Collins, Manager, User Experience Design, OCLC; Christina Drummond, Data Trust Program Officer, OAeBU Data Trust; Steve Fallon, Vice President, Americas and Strategic Partnerships, De Gruyter; Jennie Rose Halperin, Executive Director, Library Futures; and Jay Holloway, Senior Product Manager, End User Services, OCLC.