Fiesole Retreat, May 11-13

According to its website, the Fiesole Retreat is “An informal meeting of leading library and information industry participants devoted to thinking through and debating the new world order in collection development.”  This year’s retreat occurs May 11-13 in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Its theme is “Collecting Across Frontiers:  Technology and Globalization”, and the keynote speaker is Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi  (Vice Chairman and CEO S&T, Elsevier).

Here is the conference summary, from the Final Program:

“A unique opportunity to examine the impact of technology on globalization at a broad level and also by focusing on the Eastern European Perspective.  Speakers will include experts on copyright in the international setting and preservation leaders from libraries and cultural heritage organizations who will discuss the challenges, opportunities and ethics of historic and scholarly preservation in a global environment.  We will look at publishing trends in Eastern Europe and examine the effects of Open Access on research funding in Russia.”

Session topics are:

  • Publishing trends,
  • Cultural heritage and preservation,
  • Open access and research, and
  • Transitions in the academy: Discovery and use of content.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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