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So, You Want to Get Out of Print: Strategies and Perspectives from Publishers and Librarians

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Many of the policies and procedures utilized by information professionals in publishing companies and libraries tend to center on the processing of print material. We still operate in a dual print & electronic world, especially given the fact that not all types of content can be online. Some institutions, however, have opted for electronic and online as much as possible. From publishers to societies to libraries, the recent trend in e-only is growing. Many challenges can arise in this kind of endeavor such as staffing and training as well as technological infrastructure. This session will draw on the experiences of institutions who have adopted e-focused policies and procedures. Consider attending this session if you want to learn more about:

  • implications for getting out of print
  • revamping existing workflows
  • technological infrastructure to support e-only


  • Robert Schwarzwalder, Associate University Librarian for Engineering & Science, Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR)
  • William Cook, Director of Publications, American Geophysical Union
  • Jayne Marks, Vice President and Editorial Director, Journals, SAGE Publications


  • Bill Silberg, Vice President, Publishing and Communications
  • Allyson Mower, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, University of Utah Marriott Library