The relationship between libraries and content providers is in transition. While the day-to-day negotiations to license digital resources continue, library budgets are tapped out and so is provider revenue growth. Against this backdrop, savvy content providers are striving to reposition themselves in new and adjacent businesses. For academic values to thrive, libraries must engage these emerging information businesses and play an active role in their shaping.

In support, Ithaka S+R is offering an executive seminar focusing on two of these changing marketplaces that will have especial impact on the academic library:

  • Library systems & aggregators
  • Scientific publishing

In this workshop, Ithaka S+R will provide insight and analysis on each marketplace, including

  • The strategic directions that leading vendors are pursuing
  • Strategic adaptations that libraries may wish to consider

Participants can expect advanced readings, a strong peer group, valuable discussion, and will take away a sophisticated understanding of the strategic change taking place in these two vital sectors.

Roger Schonfeld, director of Ithaka S+R’s Libraries & Scholarly Communication program,  will lead this workshop.

A light breakfast will be available at 8:30 am, and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am.

Please note, the discounted rate is available to librarians at institutions that have run the Ithaka S+R local surveys, participated in the Research Support Services program,  or have used our consulting services.

Registration for “The Information Businesses: A Workshop for Library Directors at CNI” is now open.

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW.
South American B
Washington, DC 20036

Monday, December 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Please contact Kimberly Lutz at if you have questions about registering.