Friday, 20 October
David Emblidge, Emerson College, Boston
Phillip Kalantzis-Cope, Common Ground, Australia
The Digitization of Everything
Sven Birkerts,Author, The Gutenberg Elegies, Editor of AGNI,USA
Dan Viesel, Institute for the Future of the Book
Moderator: John Cole, Director, Centre for the Book, Library of Congress, USA
9:45-10:00 Introduction
Phillip Kalantzis-Cope, Introduction and Procedures for Common Ground
10:00-10:15 Morning Tea
10:20-11:25 Parallel Sessions
10:20-10:50 10:55-11:25
Room 1
Future Memories: A Case Study of a Student Book Publication in the Middle East
Peter Stockwell Martin, Communication Design Program, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Dr. Halim Choueiry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, International Council of Graphic Design Associations ICOGRADA, Qatar
Overview: A collaborative book design project about everyday life in the rapidly changing society of Qatar by 18 3rd year graphic design students at VCU Qatar.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Publishing the Institutional Book: Brave New World or the Ultimate Vanity Press?
Dr Robert Nichols, Military History Section, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
Overview: Issues surrounding book publishing in a museum setting.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
Preserving Our Books for the Future: Is Legal Deposit Realizing the Aim?
Dr Cecilia Penzhorn, Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Overview: This paper provides an overview of an investigation into the attitudes and opinion of publishers regarding the legal deposit of their books.
Theme: Publishing
Electronic Book Publishing in Turkey
Dr. Halil Ibrahim Gurcan, Dept. of Journalism and Publishing, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
Overview: Paper focuses on the forces in play in the process of e-publishing in Turkey. This will examine the e-book practice and will analyse the home-pages of web sites of e-publishers.
Theme: Publishing
Room 3
The Active Archive: Revisionist Poetics of Susan Howe and Lisa Robertson
Kimberly K. Minkus, Bennett Library English Department History Department Political Science Department, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Overview: My position will interrogate archival theory as established by Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, and as it applies to two poets Susan Howe and Lisa Robertson.
Theme: Libraries
A Vision for the Future of Academic Library Collections
Peter Spitzform, Collection Management Services, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
Pongracz Sennyey, Collection Management Services, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
Overview: A proposed vision for creating a patron-driven collection development model for academic libraries as a way of addressing the financial drain of a high volume of unread books.
Theme: Libraries
Room 4
Teaching Book Culture
Dr. N. Bradley Christie, Professor of English Director of First-Year Seminar Coordinator of Theater Program, Erskine College, Due West, USA
Overview: Narrative description and working examples from a college course on books as physical and aesthetic objects.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Consistency in the Face of Change: Critical Literacy on Pages and Screens
Dr. Alice Horning, Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Journalism, Oakland University, Rochester, USA
Overview: Study of the psycholinguistic features of literacy shows that the underlying abilities that make literacy possible are consistent from page to screen, but they are also evolving in specific ways.
Theme: Literacy
Room 5
Forming Hybrid Innovative Communities in the Book Publishing World: An Exploration
Prof. Nina D. Ziv, Department of Management, Institute for Technology and Enterprise, Polytechnic University, USA
Overview: This paper explores the notion that technological innovations have been the catalysts for the development of new hybrid (digital/physical/mobile) kinds of communities in the book publishing world.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
The Problem of the Aggregate Author: A Theory of Attribution and Accountability in Online Knowledge-Base Communities
Stephen T. Jordan, Department of English, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Overview: This presentation adapts authorship theory to account for knowledge-bases that aggregate content from multiple sources without attribution, and traces the implications of this practice for judicial, repressive, and material studies.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Room 6
The New Book: Ebook Authoring Past, Present & Future
Prof. William Harroff, Holman Library, McKendree College, USA
Prof. Charlotte Johnson, Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University, USA
Overview: The main thrust of the workshop will be the use of Comic Life Deluxe as a multipurpose tool for the creation of unique electronic books.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
11:25-11:30 5 Minute ChangeOver
11:30-12:35 Parallel Sessions
11:30-12:00 12:05-12:35
Room 1
Print, Profit and Pedagogy: The School Aids and Text Book Publishing Company
MaryLynn Gagné, University of Saskatchewan Library, Education Library, Saskatoon, Canada
Overview: History and analysis of the School Aids Publishing Company which operated in Saskatchewan from the mid-thirties through to 1978.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Using Power Point in Theme Development
Austin Melton, Department of Computer Science, Kent State University, Kent, USA
Dr Sonja Melton, Portage County Library System, USA
Overview: Point Power presentations are used to help students organize and develop written assignments.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
The Graphic Novel: Engaging New Literacies
Dr. Gretchen Schwarz, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, USA
Overview: The growing popularity of the graphic novel, both in and outside the school setting, presents educators the opportunity to engage students in multiple literacies.
Theme: Literacy
Books and Reading as Elements of Pleasure: The Meaning of a University-Wide Reading Program in an Oral Society in the Middle East
Robin L. Fetherston, Department of English/School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Overview: This presentation focuses on the establishment in the face of such obstacles in Doha, Qatar, of a university-wide reading program, inspired by Chicago Library System’s “One Book, One City” project.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 3
Inside Story: Exploring Classical Texts from a Variety of Cultures in the Primary School Classroom
Dr. Nicholas McGuinn, Department of Educational Studies, University of York, York, UK
Overview: A report on how three primary schools in the north of England engaged with three classical texts as part of an outreach project organised by the British Library in London.
Theme: Libraries
Animal-Assisted Librarianship: Delivering Books to Remote Readers
Jason Vance, Camden-Carroll Library, Morehead State University, Morehead, USA
Overview: This paper will present historical and modern uses of animals to deliver books to indigent populations in remote, rural areas of the United States, Africa, and Asia.
Theme: Libraries
Room 4
Managing Expectations for Educational Hybrid Books
Kendra Leonard, Thomson Custom Solutions, Mason, USA
Overview: This paper explores the editor’s function in the developmental process for hybrid books and offers methods for communicating the scope and intention of dynamic-content books to authors and readers.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
From Manuscript to Printed Page: Training Student Editors on Real Publications
Casey L. Huff, Department of English, California State University, Chico, Chico, USA
Overview: This presentation describes how a medium-sized public university far from the publishing centers of the country developed a strong certificate program based on practical experience and mentoring from experienced editors.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Room 5
Why I Will Always Teach LCSH: Helping Information Seekers Interpret the Meaning of Digital Records
Rebecca Feind, Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose State University, USA
Overview: Reference Librarian Rebecca Feind will present examples of the necessity of teaching information seekers the basics of interpreting the meaning of formal digital records.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Self-publishing an Artist's Book: An Artist's Journey into the Book Publishing World
Chantal Zakari, Text and Image Arts Area, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Overview: This presentation will address the challenges of publishing an art book about internet nudity and sex in today's political climate.
Theme: Publishing
Room 6
The World of Independent Publishing
Dr. Kate Gale, Managing Editor Red Hen Press Editor Los Angeles Review Director Los Angeles Summer Institute, Red Hen Press, Granada Hills, USA
Overview: Independent publishing, the future of publishing and digital printing.
Theme: Publishing
12:35-13:35 Lunch
13:35-14:40 Parallel Sessions
13:35-14:05 14:10-14:40
Room 1
A Census of the Beaumont and Fletcher First Folio: Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1947)
Dr David Rush Miller, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hawaii, Hilo, USA
Overview: The Shakespeare First Folio (1623) was an edition of 1000 copies. The Beaumont and Fletcher First Folio (1647)was an edition of 2500 copies. My research collates information from libraries world-wide.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
A Historiographic Analysis of Visual Texts: Reviewing Information Graphic Methodologies as a Means of Historical Argument
J.D. Jordan, Department of History, The University of Georgia, Athens, USA
Overview: This presentation examines the use of visual texts as a medium of communication for historical argument, emphasizing methods for interpretation and an analysis of successful visualization methods.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
The Future of Bookselling
Dr Sidney Berger, Communications Department, Simmons College, Boston, USA
Overview: This paper looks at the old methods, examines where we stand now, and makes some predictions about where we are headed.
Theme: Publishing
Economic Issues in Shifting Publication Risk in Academic Publishing
M. Gillian Mothersill, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Overview: This paper explores the impacts of shifting the economic risk of monograph publishing from academic presses to authors in author-managed publishing.
Theme: Publishing
Room 3
From Athens to the Monastery: The Contentious Relationship between Scholarship and the Library and its Books
Dr. Margaret Zeegers, School of Education, University of Ballarat., Mt Helen, Australia
Overview: This paper highlights unquestioned relationships between scholarship, libraries and books in the context of postmodernist concerns, when we atarted questioning everything.
Theme: Libraries
The Teaching of Information Literacy by Public Community College Librarians in the United States
Dr. Jan Zuke, Granite City Campus Library Learning Resources, Southwestern Illinois College, Granite City, USA
Overview: A nationwide survey of community college librarians to determine to what extent they teach information literacy as described by the American Library Association.
Theme: Libraries
Room 4
A Practical Guide to Developing and Distribuing Multiple Media Texts
Jennifer A. George-Palilonis, Journalism Department, Ball State University, Muncie, USA
Brad King, College of Informatics, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, USA
Overview: Paper will chronicle the authors' experiences in exploring a variety of digital publishing models for different types of content, including fiction, non-fiction and multimedia texts.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Digital Rights Management and E-Learning
Dr. Vicki L. Gregory, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Overview: This paper will focus on the current and probable future issues arising from the twin growth of digital rights management and distance education.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Room 5
Comic? Book? or Of Maus and Manga: Visualizing Reading, Reading the Visual in Graphic Novels
Prof. Donald F. Larsson, Department of English, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, USA
Overview: Drawing from narrative theory, this presentation will examine whether current theoretical accounts of narrative texts and readers’ activities are sufficient to deal with the complexities of the graphic novel.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
The Man of Letters as Hero
Marianne Egeland, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, The University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Overview: In 1840, Thomas Carlyle defined the man of letters as his surpreme hero. The reason why and how his status later developed is the subject for this paper.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 6
From Aldus to iPod: Books and Personal Media Devices as Extensions of the Self
Dr. Anna H. Perrault, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Courtney Crummett, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, USA
Overview: The role of the book in the formation of “the early modern self,”and the iPod as its modern equivalent are explored in a two-person dialogue.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Defining the Book Today: A Perplexing Endeavor
Catherine Zekri, Communications Division Arts and Science Faculty, University of Montreal, Canada
Overview: Building on empirical research to define emerging forms and practices of the book, this paper shows how the book has recently become a complex, elusive object difficult to circumscribe.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
14:40-15:45 PLENARY SESSION 2
Truth Telling in the Book Publishing Marketplace
Helene Atwan, Publisher, Beacon Press, USA
Sara Nelson, Editor, Publisher's Weekly, USA
Moderator: Jeff Seglin, Assoc Professor, Emerson College, Ethics Columnist New York Times, USA
15:45-16:00 AFTERNOON TEA
16:00-17:05 Parallel Sessions
16:00-16:30 16:35-17:05
Room 1
International Co-authorship in Academic Journals: A Chinese Perspective on Patterns, Motivations, Barriers and Benefits
Jo Royle, Department of Communication, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, UK
Louisa Coles, Communication and Languages, The Robert Gordon University, UK
Overview: Based on the findings of recent research, this paper will focus on the motivations, barriers and benefits associated with international co-authorship amongst Chinese academics.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Lost Between Fact and Fiction: An Examination of Race, Slavery and Publishing in early New York City
Dr. Thomas D. Beal, Department of History, State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Oneonta, USA
Overview: This paper explores the way writers and publishers portrayed (fact and fiction) the life and death of Rose Butler, an African American arsonist.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
A Boy's Life: The Popularity of the Male Memoir
Dr. Diane Penrod, Department of Writing Arts, Rowan University, Glassboro, USA
Overview: Centers on the rising popularity of memoirs written by men and the changes it brings to memoir. Highlights work by Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, Dave Eggars, and others.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Book Sprint: A New Model for Rapid Book Authoring and Content Development
Marco Zennaro, Science Dissemination Unit, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Dr E Canessa, Science Disssemination Unit, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Carlo Fonda, Science Dissemination Unit, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Martin Belcher, INASP, UK
Rob Flickenger, Hacker Friendly LLC, USA
Overview: We discuss our experiences and successes with the "book sprint" methodology for use in rapid authoring and content development for books using a distributed team and appropriate collaborative technologies.
Theme: Publishing
Room 3
Intervention Programme In Disadvantaged Non-Reading Communities In South Africa
Prof Myrna P. Machet, Department of Information Science, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa
Nicoline Wessels, Department of Information Science, Unisa (University of South Africa), Pretoria, South Africa
Overview: This paper focuses on family literacy as a reading intervention in disadvantaged communities in South Africa. An overview of various projects will be given and research results and lessons learnt.
Theme: Libraries
SALEM in History: A Collaborative Primary Source Website for K-12 History Teachers
Abaigeal Duda, SALEM in History, Peabody Essex Museum/SALEM in History, Salem, USA
Irene Axelrod, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Overview: This presentation explores issues in a collaborative effort to create a website using primary sources from a substantial manuscript library collection for the use of K-12 American history teachers.
Theme: Libraries
Room 4
Communicating about Cancer Research through Cronicas
Dr Maria Cristina Dal Pian, DEPECOM, Advanced Centre in Oncology, Natal, Brazil
Luiz Fernando Dal Pian, Institute of Economical Development and Environment – IDEMA, State Secretariat of Planning and Finance of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Overview: The paper describes an attempt to bridge the gap between school science and public science knowledge by adding supplementary material to science textbooks in the form of 'Cronicas'.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Which One Book would you Recommend to Entering College Freshmen?
Dr. Charles Grenier, Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
Overview: Survey analysis of university summer reading programs for entering college freshmen in the U.S.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Room 5
Hearing What's Read
Dr. Rudi Meyer, Design Division, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada
Overview: The dematerialization of written books into audio files has profound implications for our understanding of the idea of authority.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Prescience Or Presumption: Vidal & McLuhan
Prof. Thomas Nelson, School of Communications, Elon University, Elon, USA
Overview: The end of the book as we know it was predicted by authors Gore Vidal and Marshall McLuhan many years ago. Have the years proved them correct?
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Room 6
Teaching the Anthropology of Books and Reading
Kevin Grace, Archives & Rare Books Library, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA
Overview: This presentation will focus on methods and resources for teaching how other cultures and societies around the world approach the physical book and the act of reading.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
17:05-17:50 PLENARY SESSION 3
Print on Demand: A Revolution in the Making
Bob Young, Lulu
Moderator: Lisa Diercks, Graduate Program Director for the M.A. Program and Assistant Professor (2001)
B.A., Tufts University; M.S., Boston University
18:00-19:00 Literary Tour
Guide Susan Wilson, Author, The Boston Literary Trail
Former Globe columnist "Sights and Insights," and author of The Literary Trail of Greater Boston, Boston Women's Heritage Trail: Guidebook, Walking Trails, Maps, Sights and Insights: A Multicultural Guide to Boston, and Forest Hill Cemetery Guidebook. In 1992 she received an award from the tourist organization Boston by Foot for enhancing public awareness and appreciation of Boston history, architecture, and the urban environment. In addition to being a professional writer, Ms. Wilson is also a photographer and educator.
Sponsored by Emerson College and Hougthon Mifflin Publishers

Saturday, 21 October
The Bicentennial and Future of America’s First Dictionary
John Morse, President & Publisher, Merriam-Webster Inc
Moderator: Grafton Nunes, Dean, School of the Arts, Emerson College, USA
9:30-10:35 Parallel Sessions
9:30-10:00 10:05-10:35
Room 1
'Between' and the Neo-Existentialist Bildungsroman
Prof Laurie Petrou, School of Radio and Television Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Overview: The connection between midlife and Bildungsroman in contemporary fiction, demonstrating a kind of neo-existentialism that reflects contemporary culture. Creative work as response.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
The Race for a Cure: Diabetes Doctors, Their Remedies and Their Publications
Dr. Elizabeth Lane Furdell, Department of History, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, USA
Overview: During the 19th century, British competition for a cure for diabetes resulted in the promulgation of a variety of remedies. This paper examines key diabetologists and their often contradictory publications.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
May Massee and Marjorie Flack: A Classic Collaboration
Dr. Jane Claes, School Library & Information Science Program, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, USA
Dr. Maureen White, School Library & Information Science Program, University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, USA
Overview: This study places the May Massee/ Marjorie Flack collaboration within the historical and literary framework of American children’s publishing. The contributions,the impact,and the legacy of their partnership are explored.
Theme: Publishing
The Origins of Hispanic Publishing in the Early American Republic
Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, Arte Público Press And Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston, USA
Overview: The foundations of Hispanic publishing in the United States are to be found in the political tracts published on Early American presses by Hispanic exiles.
Theme: Publishing
Room 3
Core Lists, Teaching, and the Humanities: Resources for College Libraries as a Case Study
Dr. Marcus Elmore, CHOICE, Association of College and Research Libraries, Midddletown, USA
Overview: Examines the problems of building core lists in the humanities.
Theme: Libraries
Academic Relationships and the Future of the Library: The University of Alabama and the IMLS Fellowship
Mei Mendez, University of Alabama Libraries, USA
Overview: Several IMLS Fellows share their experiences in mentor relationships and their resulting projects, which covered metadata, the role of the scholarly monograph in journal literature, and Google Book Search.
Theme: Libraries
Room 4
Literacy in the Global Village: The Impact of New Media on Democracy
Prof. Brenda Wilson, Instructor of Communication Department of English and Communication, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, USA
Overview: A theory-focused research paper presentation on the impact of new media and technology on literacy and democracy. I compare the impact of the Internet to Gutenberg's press.
Theme: Literacy
Performance Criticism: Dramatizing the Nature and Art of Fiction in Teaching
Prof. David Madden, English Dept., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
Overview: A description of more of my experiments in teaching literature, especially fiction, as they relate to the nature and art of writing fiction.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 5
The Accordion Book: An Old Idea Reinvented for Digital Printing
Prof. Manfred Breede, Ryerson University Faculty of Communication & Design, School of Graphic Communications Management, Canada
Jason Lisi, School of Graphic Communications Management Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University, Canada
Overview: The architecture of an accordion book prototype that is reproducible on a digital printing device.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Is There a Book in you? The Resources Writers Need to Get Published
Dr. Alison Mary Baverstock, The Business School Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Kingston upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames, UK
Overview: An exploration of the personal and professional resources needed by the would-be published, based on extensive research with writers, publishing professionals and other influencers
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 6
Watching Readers: Service or Spyware?
Michael Lesk, Department of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
Overview: If a system keeps track of what you read in order to recommend other items, is this is a reader service or is it an invasion of privacy?
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Oprah's Reading Revolution
Prof. Cecilia Konchar Farr, English and Women's Studies, College of Saint Catherine, St. Paul, USA
Overview: Oprah's Book Club has challenged the way Americans choose and evaluate books. From promoting authors to encouraging readers, Oprah Winfrey is a literacy force to be reckoned with.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
10:35-10:45 MORNING TEA
10:45-11:45 PLENARY SESSION 5
The Future of Bookselling
Ed Morrow, Nothshire Bookstore, Vermont
Sarah McNally, Mcnally-Robinson Book Sellers, New York
Moderator: Sidney Berger, Simmons College, USA
11:45-12:50 Parallel Sessions
11:45-12:15 12:20-12:50
Room 1
Annotations on the Failure of Socialism in America
Dr. Jason D. Martinek, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Overview: This paper uses an annotated copy of John Spargo's 1906 textbook to reflect on why socialism failed in the United States.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
When Not to Judge (Manuscript) Book by Its Cover (or Hands in It): Case of Codex Vaticanus Ottobonianus Graecus 210 (Ba) of Aeschylus
Prof. Charles J. Zabrowski, Classics, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, USA
Overview: This manuscript of Aeschylus was long ignored because the first scholar to examine it declared it damaged and supplemented by several hands. In fact they collaborated in this valuable witness.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
Charles Carrington and the Commerce of the Risque
Dr Paul Douglas, Department of English, Towson University, Towson, USA
Overview: 19th century publisher Charles Carrington has a reputation of a publisher of erotica. However, he should be as well known as a publisher of well produced classical literature.
Theme: Publishing
Built By the Book for the Book: A New Perspective on the Urban University Library
Prof. Neil Hunt, Information Systems & Operations Management, Suffolk University, Boston, USA
Robert Dugan, Mildred F. Sawyer Library, Suffolk University, Boston, USA
Overview: Practice research presentation on how Suffok University created a library that is a signature, visual structure that accents the book, while still maintaining a state of the art technology focus
Theme: Libraries
Room 3
Google Book Search: Value-Added or Added Hype?
Jaena Hollingsworth, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
Overview: This session focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of Google Book Search, as compared with the library catalog.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
What do Librarians Do: Facets of a Profession
JoAnna Berry, Knowledge Services/Information Services Technical Library, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, USA
Juliane Schneider, Ebsco Corporation, Ipswitch, USA
Overview: We will compare media, public, and indexing perceptions of librarians.
Theme: Libraries
Room 4
Student Writers, Student Authors and Technology: How Can Teachers Help Students Assert Their Voice
Prof Sheila F. Sandapen, Arts and Sciences, Neumann College, Aston, USA
Overview: What is the function of student writing in the classroom? How to inspire students to write for an audience and how can technology help achieve this goal?
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Are Text Books & Slides Enough to Reach a Digital Savvy Multi-cultural Generation?
Prof. Alice I. Chu, School of Fashion Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Overview: Teaching Color in a Digital Savvy and Multi-cultural Environment
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Room 5
Anticipating Antiquity: Jean Jacques Boissard's 'Topographia Urbis Romae' (1681) and the Reworking of Rome
Ir Willem de Bruijn, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, London, UK
Overview: This paper investigates Boissard's book on Rome as a space of reconstruction and material reworking.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Poaching the Print: Theorising the Scrapbook in Stephen King's The Shining and Misery
Amy Palko, Department of English Studies, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
Overview: An investigation into the scrapbook as a site of struggle in Stephen King's Misery and The Shining.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 6
Information Literacy: Teaching Students to Use What They Find
Dr. Dave Cassady, Department of Media Arts, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA
Lynda Irons, Electronic and Information Services Coordinator, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA
Overview: Though students have access to an overwhelming amount of information in today's world, using that information successfully can be a problem.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
12:50-13:50 LUNCH
13:50-14:55 Parallel Sessions
13:50-14:20 14:25-14:55
Room 1
“Here is something methinks I should like to read”: American Access to Periodical Literature in the Eighteenth Century
Prof. Keith A. Pacholl, Department of History, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, USA
Overview: This paper will explore how Americans accessed periodical literature during the eighteenth century.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Pages from the Ashes: Publishing the Watts Writers Workshop
Dr Béatrice Mousli Bennett, USC Francophone Resource Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: How three significant publications help established a literary community and gave voice to a minority.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
Weeding in the Communal Garden
Jeff Heck, Reese Library, Augusta State University, Augusta, USA
Overview: Examines weeding options for electronic books in the academic library.
Theme: Libraries
The Future of the Book in the Library
Emily Missner Devaney, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Overview: This paper will explore the book’s future role in libraries and will consider library books in terms of economics, traditions, practicality, and intimacy and emotions.
Theme: Libraries
Room 3
Linear Thought in an Age of Non-linearity: Threat of Interactive Technology to the Book
Dr. Don A. Grady, School of Communications, Elon University, Elon, USA
Overview: The book is a medium of linear expression. Interactive technology is radically altering our all forms of communications, such as the book.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Addressing the Difficulty of Poetry Through the Use of Hypertext
Lois O'Neill, Swirbul Library Electronic Resources/Reference, Adelphi University, Garden City, USA
Overview: Using hypertext tools to address the difficulty readers have understanding poetry. These tools foster active involvement, when reading, as well as a means to link to those details needing clarification.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Room 4
On the Optimal Use of the Print Collection in the Digitalization Epoch
Assoc. Prof. Jianxin Liu, Foreign Languages Books Section, Tsinghua University Library, Beijing, China
Overview: The paper is about the best use of the print collection resources in the University Library in the context of digitalization in the epoch of highly advanced science and technology.
Theme: Libraries
Quo Vadis Book Culture? The German Publishing Industry and the Emergence of Film
Jasmin Melanie Adam, Insitute of Book and Media Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
Overview: The paper analysis the reactions and strategies of the German publishing industry in the wake of the emergence of the new medium film before World War I.
Theme: Publishing
Room 5
Sampson Low: A London Publisher Behind the Scene of the Victorian Book Trade
Prof. James J. Barnes, Social Science Division, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, USA
Overview: The Victorian book trade would never have been the same had it not been for the multi-faceted activities of Sampson Low & Company.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
The Text as Mirror
Dr. Donald R. Sunnen, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, USA
Overview: Modern communication is seriously compromised by the lack of a guiding Text such as was sought during the Middle Ages.
Theme: Literacy
Room 6
The Technology and Storytelling of Color in the Sequential Narrative: Using Color to Tell Stories
Prof. Durwin Talon, School of Informatics, Indiana University, IUPUI, Indianpolis, USA
Overview: Exploring the techniques of color theory and production technology used to immerse the reader within a graphic narrative.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
14:55-15:55 PLENARY SESSION 6
Print on Demand: A Revolution in the Making [Part 2]
Jason Epstein, Partner, On Demand Books, and former Editorial Director, Random House
Moderator: Lisa Diercks, Writing, Literature & Publishing Department, Emerson College
15:55-16:10 AFTERNOON TEA
16:10-17:15 Parallel Sessions
16:10-16:40 16:45-17:15
Room 1
Fiction and Immigration Politics: Case of Reyna Grande's Across a 100 Mountains
Prof. Andrew M. McLean, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, USA
Overview: Grande's debut novel explores the humanity of "illegals" and the American politics of immigration. Her fiction presents the struggles of individuals in light of the confusing national discourse on immigration.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Novel Encounters: Publishing Yvonne Vera in the West
Melissa R. Root, Department of English, University of Denver, Denver, USA
Overview: Farrar, Straus and Giroux published four of Zimbabwean novelist Yvonne Vera's novels in the United States. What does her reception here tell us about global publishing?
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
Value-added Processes in Publishing and the Impact of ICTs, the Democratization of Publishing and Globalization
Dr Stuart Ferguson, School of Information Studies Faculty of Science & Agriculture, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Overview: Costs of publishing in a competitive global market make it increasingly difficult for publishers to continue adding value in what many have come to call a knowledge society.
Theme: Publishing
Back to the Future: Bookseller as Publisher-Once Again
Graeme Connelly, Melbourne University Bookshop, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Overview: Describing the role that Booksellers can play in commissioning books for publication and assisting authors to self publish
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 3
Texts, E-texts, and Research Questions for Academic Librarians
Daniel Daily, Ramaker Library, Northwestern College, Orange City, USA
Overview: The paper will propose questions on undergraduates' reading, technology and library experiences. Discussion will focus on a capturing stories useful for library planning that envisions both printed and electronic books.
Theme: Libraries
Literacy Failure Case Studies: What Is Holding Them Back?
Dr Margaret Carroll, School of Education, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, USA
Overview: Not all students learn to read at the expected age or with expected fluency and comprehension. An examination of several cases identifies contributing factors and potentially effective responses.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Room 4
Literary Things: Marketing Authors in Objects
Dr. Patricia Ard, School of American and International Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, USA
Overview: This presentation will analyze the increase in marketing brand name authors through objects.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Hardly Worth Reading?: Recuperating the Great War Popular Novel
Dr Jane Potter, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
Overview: An illustrated analysis of the neglected popular novels of the Great War.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 5
Has the Book Got a Pulse? Life after the “Terminal” Diagnosis
Prof. Marnie Jones, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, USA
Overview: Two “dire” reports, from the NEA and NAAL, suggest that technology undermines literacy. The workshop explores fallacies and what professionals ought to do in response.
Theme: Literacy
Room 6
Writing Their World: Exploring Authorship in Teacher Education by Writing Books for Children
Dr. Peggy Laughlin, Elementary Education, University of Wyoming, Casper, USA
Dr. Cheryl Winkley, Teacher Education, University of San Francisco, USA
Overview: Teacher authored books promote identity, voice and authentic language experiences in the classroom. A critical, transformative framework is considered, while exploring books written by teachers for children.
Theme: Literacy
17:15-18:15 PLENARY SESSION 7
Dan Tobin, Poet
Pamela Painter, Short Fiction
Richard Hoffman, Memoir
Moderator: Henry DeWitt, Literature Faculty, Emerson College, and Founding Editor, Ploughshares

Sunday, 22 October
Reading the Cover: How Books are Positioned in the Market
Angus Phillips, Director, Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University, UK
9:05-10:10 Parallel Sessions
9:05-9:35 9:40-10:10
Room 1
Microchip Implants and The Culture of Print: Abstraction Over Obsolescence
Dr. Roy Joseph, Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA
Overview: Microchips and their attendant modes of information storage/dissemination will profoundly impact print culture. This analysis parses features of ‘abstraction’ that will foster survival of the ‘book’ in a different context.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
The Role of Books as Mentors for Women in Leadership Positions
Dr. Helena Knorr, University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh, USA
Overview: This presentation presents findings on a study conducted with women in top management positions that used books as mentors in their career advancement process.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
Was There Irrational Exuberance in the U.S. Book Publishing Industry? An Analysis of University Presses and Commercial Academic Professional Book Publishers: 1989-2000
Dr. Albert Greco, Graduate Svchool of Business Administration, Fordham University, New York, USA
Clara Rodriguez, Department of Sociology, Fordham University (NYC), USA
Robert Wharton, Department of Management Systems, Fordham University, USA
Overview: Was there a decline in new title book output of university presses 1989-2000?
Theme: Publishing
Room 3
Framing Business Setting and Systems Development Life Cycle within an Information Systems Course
Dr. Ali Ovlia, Department Of Mathematics and Computer Science, Webster University, Saint Louis, USA
Overview: Incorporating a practical and business setting into systems development life cycle theories and concepts
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Back to the Books: Literary Studies and Special Collections
Prof. Susan Jaret McKinstry, English Department, Carleton College, Northfield, USA
Kristi Wermager, Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, USA
Overview: Our presentation describes a collaborative project focused on the book as object in liberal arts courses.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 4
The Demise of the Disguise: Plagiarism and Translation in an Emerging Global Context
Prof. Marilyn Piety, Department of English and Philosophy, Drexel University, USA
Overview: This paper argues that the increasing ease of the spread of information is beginning to threaten the once thriving practice of plagiarism across languages.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Books as Media: The Adaptation Industry
Dr Simone Murray, School of English, Communications & Performance Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Overview: This paper proposes reconfiguring adaptation studies by conceptualising adaptation as an industry - a complex network of authors, literary agents, editors, publishers, literary prize committees, film/TV producers and screenwriters.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 5
Visions of Modernity: The Brazilian Vanguard Text and the Search for a National Identity
Patricia A. Soler, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University, Washington, USA
Overview: This paper discusses publications produced by Brazilian Modernist (avant-garde) literary groups during the 1920s. Drawing upon Art Deco aesthetics, the artists sought to establish new forms of national identity.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
The Big Read: Cultural Authority and the Construction of the Popular Canon
Dr David Wright, CRESC (ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change) Sociology Discipline, The Open University, UK
Overview: An analysis of The Big Read, a UK television and internet search for 'the nation's favourite books', in the context of sociological accounts of the literary field.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 6
Why Socrates Was Wrong about Books: How to Write Non-Fiction That Sells - Without Prostituting the Truth
Dr. Michael Babcock, Department of Fine Arts, Liberty University, Lynchburg, USA
Overview: A practical 'how to' workshop designed to challenge and equip academics to popularize their knowledge through mainstream writing and publishing.
Theme: Publishing
10:10-11:00 PLENARY SESSION 9
Towards the Semantic Web: A Survey of Contemporary Text Transformations
Prof Mary Kalantzis, Dean, College of Education, University of Illinois, USA
Overview: This presentation takes as its counterpoint heritage textual practices from the world of modern literacy, and the social and cultural tendencies that these have historically reflected and supported. It addresses the ways in which the new textual practices of the incipient ‘Semantic Web’ are emerging to be paradigmatically different.
11:00-11:15 MORNING TEA
11:15-12:20 Parallel Sessions
11:15-11:45 11:50-12:20
Room 1
Readers’ Perceptions: The Book as Device or as Aesthetic Object
Prof. Claire A. Woods, School of Communication, Information and New Media, University of South Australia, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Kurt Lushington, School of Psychology Division Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Dr Jonathan Crichton, Research Centre for Languages and Cultures Education, University of South Australia, Australia
Overview: Student response to interacting with electronic books, digital texts and the book. The e-book as an educational tool and the aesthetic pleasures of creating and responding to texts.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Riposte Readers’ Perceptions: The Book as Device or as Aesthetic Object.
Prof. Richard Bellaver, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, USA
Assoc. Prof. Kurt Lushington, School of Psychology City East Campus, University of South Australia, Australia
Prof. Claire A. Woods, School of Communication, University of South Australia, Australia
Overview: Critical review of the title paper.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Room 2
The Illustrated Henry James: 'The Beast in the Jungle' as Example
Prof. Susan Bazargan, English Department, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, USA
Overview: This paper considers illustrated editions of Henry James's works and examines, in particular, the 1963 illustrated edition of 'The Beast in the Jungle.'
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Noblesse Oblige: France's Bibliotèque de la Pléiade
Claire Keith, Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, USA
Overview: The paper reviews the cultural and historical idiosyncrasies behind the prestigious and successful French book collection La Pléiade.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 3
Volumes Reconfigured: Sculptural Investigation into the Life Cycle of Ideas/Books
Holly A. Senn, Mortvedt Library; Information, Technology & Services, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, USA
Overview: A presentation of visual images demonstrates the sculptor’s investigations about the life cycle of books, ideas, and the transfer of knowledge.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 4
Innovation or Tradition? Information Literacy and Its Foundation: A Critical Library View
John Buschman, Rider University Library, Rider University, Lawrenceville, USA
Dorothy Warner, Rider University Library, Rider University, Lawrenceville, USA
Overview: Information Literacy is touted as natural for the young. Our work reviews data in librarianship indicating there are problems with this view. Traditional book/print basis of IL is much underestimated.
Theme: Libraries
Multicultural Books and the Culture Wars in the 21st Century
Dr. Christopher A. Shinn, Department of English, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
Overview: This paper analyzes the discourse on multiculturalism in relation to book publishing in the late twentieth century, exploring significant global changes to an assumed national discourse.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 5
The Development of National Book Policy in a Post Apartheid Society: The Process and Challenges
Glenn Ujebe Masokoane, Cultural Development, Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa
Overview: The Department of Arts and Culture is in the process of developing the very first National Book Policy in the post-apartheid South Africa.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Multifold Iterations: Letterpress Printing as Critical Practice
Prof. Megan O'Connell, Art Department, University of Maine, Orono, USA
Overview: In exploring foundry type and hand printing, students cultivate an ability to translate, question and deconstruct texts. The book becomes a hybrid object, bridging tradition and experimentation; concept and vehicle.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
Room 6
Competing with Free
Todd Anderson, Bookstore, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Dr. Jerome Martin, Spotted Cow Press, Canada
Overview: At a few campuses faculty have converted from textbooks to augment their classes, to delivering content through free web sites.
Theme: Educational Resources and Learning
12:20-13:05 LUNCH
13:05-14:45 Parallel Sessions
13:05-13:35 13:40-14:10 14:15-14:45
Room 1
Covering Photography: A Metaphorical History of Photography Through Fiction and Poetry Book Covers
Karl Baden, Fine Arts Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
Overview: A study of the relationship between important images from the History of Photography and their role as metaphorical descriptions of the content of fiction and poetry.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
The Art of the Book: Libri ad Libris (Books to Books)
Janine Wong, College of Visual and Performing Arts Design Department, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, USA
Overview: As technology advances even further in the next few decades, books, which are century-old placeholders, will once again become the objects of great human reverence.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Cheap Thrills: Bluebeard in Victorian Chapbooks
Dr. Casie Hermansson, English Department, Pittsburg State University, USA
Overview: A detailed description and anaylysis of the late eighteenth century and Victorian chapbook industry focusing on the Bluebeard fairy tale.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
The Role of Protestant Christianity in Modern Young Adult Realistic Fiction
Dr. Janet Hilbun, Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies, Denton, USA
Overview: The influence of the religious right into political and social arenas of the United States has sparked an increased interest in religion and religious ideas in young adult realistic fiction.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
The Whole Book Approach: Picture Books as Learning Objects
Megan Lambert, Education, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, USA
Overview: An introduction to The Whole Book Appraoch to evaluating and using picture books in support of verbal and visual literacy, devleoped at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Theme: Literacy
Room 3
Enclosure of the Knowledge Commons: The Role of Scholarly Publishers, Librarians, and Scholars
Tami Oliphant, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Overview: Using political economic theory, this presentation explores the exploitation of the knowledge commons (academic libraries) by three primary constituents--publishers, librarians, and scholars.
Theme: Publishing
Exploring the Effects of the Digital Environment on Society’s Archive: A Life-Cycle Approach
Dr. Jana Bradley, School of Information Resources and Library Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Overview: The Internet is affecting all aspects of publication. Examining the movement of published works in society from a life-cycle approach highlights important shifts in society's collective approach to its archive.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Room 4
"This Memoir is a Subjective Truth": Marketing the Real and the Desire for Literary ‘Authenticity’
Anna Kiernan, School of Humanities Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, UK
Overview: This paper will seek to address some of the ethical and aesthetic concerns that emerge from the rise of narrative non-fiction publications in an increasingly competitive literary market place.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Scots Language Publishing: Indigenous Language Publishing
Tim Conner, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Overview: An examination of the Scots language publishing activity by Scottish publishers. The main focus being on the development of a new publisher’s experience in this particular niche.
Theme: Publishing
Publishing’s Effect on Literacy: Experiences in the Pacific Islands
Dr. Linda Crowl, School of History and Politics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Overview: Book publishing in the Pacific Islands has played a strong role in the growth of literacy and could do so in the future.
Theme: Publishing
Room 5
Information Literacy Overload and the Impact of Misinformation, Disinformation, and eInformation on End Users of Hard Copy and Online Publications
Dr. Helen Amoriggi, Faculty of Education, McGill University, Canada
Overview: Whose fault is it that we are all inundated with both analogue and digital educational and learning resources and who’s to blame if readers do not know how to cope?
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
What Publishers don’t know about how their Readers (eReaders) deal with Information (eInformation) Literacy Overload. The Gutenberg - Gates Dichotomy!
Joel Bonn, eSpeedReading Productivity2020©, Canada
Overview: In 1455 publishing was slow. The reading rate was 240 WPM. In 1995 digital publishing was faster. Reading rate still the same! What’s wrong here?
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
The Strange Life and Death of Edinburgh Map Publishing
Prof. Iain Stevenson, UCL Centre for Publishing School of Library Archive and Information Studies, University College London, UK
Overview: Describes the history of map publishing in the Scottish capital Edinburgh, outlining why it developed and why it disappeared.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 6
A Book for All Seasons: Accessing the Future - Why Shifting Demographics Will Change the Way We Read...
Ryan Klomp, Student Academic Success Service, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Tim Nolan, Centre for Student Development, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Overview: A workshop examining the accessibility of published materials to the entire population and what the industry can do to respond
Theme: Publishing
When Words Become Untouchable: A Case for Book-Making in the Classroom
Prof Nicole Henderson, English Department, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA
Overview: Why having students make their own touchable books, full of their own printed words, is so important in an elearning university culture.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
14:45-14:55 Afternoon Tea
14:55-15:25 Parallel Sessions
Room 1
The Ill-Tempered Musician: The Contested Role of Tunebooks in Irish "Trad" Music
Prof. Mina J. Carson, Department of History, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
Overview: Irish "trad" musicians hotly contest whether or not it is appropriate to use tunebooks in teaching and learning Irish tunes.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 2
A Different Kind of Club: Literacies of an After School Book Club for Adolescent Girls
Dr. Katanna Conley, Department of Secondary Education, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
Overview: This research describes a book club for high school girls. It examines the ways participants took engaged both with the novels they read and with one another.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
Room 3
Women’s Diaries and TEI: A Historian’s Adventures in Web-Publishing
Prof Kathryn Tomasek, History, Wheaton College, Norton, USA
Overview: Describes a project used in an introductory-level course in U.S. Women’s History at a small liberal arts college and subsequent developments in both the teaching and research of the instructor.
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Room 4
An Analysis of Rejection Letters from Literary Agents
James Payne, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA
Dr Esim Erdim Payne, Department of Modern Languages, University of Mississippi, USA
Overview: An analysis of 314 rejection letters from literary agents were conducted to show the frequency and type of rejection letters
Theme: Publishing
Room 5
What Does Open Access Mean for the Book?
Dr. Robin Peek, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, USA
Overview: The Open Access movement has reached major milestones world-wide, but while the focus has been on scholarly articles, what are the implications for the book?
Theme: Information Society, and Print and Electronic Texts
Room 6
Publish or Perish Circa 1600: Cervantes' Paratexts
Prof. Julio Baena, Associate Prof. of Spanish Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Overview: In his paratexts (prologues, dedications, etc.) Cervantes speaks more often of death than life, while using the classic metaphor of the book as a 'child' of the author.
Theme: Books, Writing and Reading
15:30-16:30 PLENARY SESSION 10
Global Publishing & the Developing World
Bill Carman, Publisher/Senior Communications Advisor for International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Michael Jensen, Director of Web Communications for the National Academies, Washington DC
Dr. Donald Young, co-chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Moderator, Laura Fillmore, President, Open Book Systems (OBS), Rockport, Mass.