2012 ASA Conference: Early Bird Registration Is Open

Best Way to Predict the Future Is To Invent It
ASA Conference 27-28 February
Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London

An informative, thought-provoking, and educational experience for everyone attending, “Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Invent It” features presentations from information industry leaders who are serving the knowledge community by inventing new ways to transfer knowledge to a growing audience globally and sustain the knowledge economy.  Covering the hottest topics from publishing, intermediary, library, consortia, and emerging technologies, the conference is set to continue its unique and respected tradition of debating and shaping the future of our industry. 

Featuring 17 speakers, the programme is organised around five session themes:

Context Not Containers
Context First(Brian O’Leary,Principal at Magellan Media Consulting Partners)
Begin with the Customer: Context Not Containers (Tim Babbitt, Sr. Vice President, Platform Management, ProQuest, and Kevin Sayar, President & GM, ebrary)
Publishing Without Borders (Timo Hannay,Managing Director, Digital Science, Macmillan Publishers Ltd.)

The Semantic Web
The Future of Academic Content Discovery(Victor Henning, Co-founder and CEO, Mendeley)
Triple Bypass: The Death of the Semantic Web?(Richard Padley,Managing Director, Semantico Limited)
From Discovery to Delivery: Publishing Opportunities on the Semantic Web (Daniel Mayer, Vice President, TEMIS)

Libraries–What Next
Spaces and Clouds: The Library as Destination and Launch Pad(Chris Banks, University Librarian and Director, Library and Historic Collections, University of Aberdeen)
Get It. Got It. Good? (Bruce Heterick,Vice President, Outreach & Participation Services at Portico & JStor)
Analytics in Library Management: Are You Ready for the Next Generation?(Dvir Hoffman, Director, Product Management & Marketing, Ex Libris Group)

eBooks–Onwards & Upwards
Inventing the Future, and Prevailing(Kari Paulson, President, eBook Library)
eBooks: Sales Models to Please Everyone? (Ken Breen, Sr. Director, eBook Products, EBSCO Publishing)

New Roles for the Modern Intermediary
Redefining the Role of an Agent(David Main, CEO, Swets)
Thriving in Chaos – Intermediaries Delivering Value in A Changing Landscape(Ann Lawson,EU Publisher Sales & Marketing Director, EBSCO Information Services)
The Role of the Modern Intermediary and What Constitutes Value in the Library of 2012(Jill Emery,Collections Librarian at Portland State University and Social Media Specialist at Electronic Resources and Libraries, LLC)
Adding Value in Publishers’ Business
(Pinar Erzin, Managing Director, Accucoms)
New Roles or New Needs: Just Being Flexible in This Ever-Changing Environment (Emilie Delquie, Vice President, Publishers Communication Group)

Visit ASA website for more information about the programme:


Registration is now open via the ASA website. Special rates are available for ASA members and an early-bird discount is available for non-members. We are pleased to again offer a 30% discount for librarians working in higher education. To register, visit:


A range of sponsorship opportunities are available for the ASA Conference.  Visit:


Please contact Nawin Gupta (asa@nawingupta.com) for full details.

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