Sunday, March 18, 2012

Is the iPad Killing Academic Publishing?

The new ANU Librarian, Roxanne Missingham, will speak on "Is the iPad Killing Academic Publishing?", at the Australian National University in Canberra, 11am 4 April 2012.

Is the iPad Killing Academic Publishing?

Roxanne Missingham (Scholarly Information Services, ANU)


DATE: 2012-04-04
TIME: 11:00:00 - 12:30:00
LOCATION: Seminar Room (N101), CSIT Building (Building 108, North Road)

In the twenty first century we are using i-pads, online data and digital resources for so much of our study and research that some postulate the end of the book. I will argue that new forms of knowledge creation and sharing can only be successful because of our book culture. Reading is the most vital skill for all of us in the twenty first century and criticisms of books have been part of our culture for decades. Print is vital for access to knowledge, and the new digital environment sees a shading or greying of published knowledge and data. This means we need to look at knowledge and scholarly information in a completely new way. I hope to be quite provocative.

Roxanne Missingham is the new University Librarian (Chief Scholarly Information Officer). Until February, she was the Parliamentary Librarian for the Parliament of Australia, and prior to that was an Assistant Director-General (Resource Sharing Division) at the National Library of Australia for five years. She has over twenty years of senior management experience in Australian public sector libraries, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge of enabling technology to provide scholarly information. Roxanne has also written extensively on the role of contemporary libraries.

1 comment:

Tom Worthington said...

Please note that the date for Roxanne Missingham's talk "Is the iPad Killing Academic Publishing?", has been changed to April 4 from 26 March at the Australian National University in Canberra, 11am.