10 Takeaways from the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for Librarians

February 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Earlier this week I attended the O’Reilly Tools of Change (TOC) Conference for the first time.  Over 1250 attendees gathered in New York City to discuss and network   about issues and trends in publishing, in particular, digital publishing.  While much of the information presented was for the publishing industry, I did manage to find several […]

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TOC – Ignite (5 minute sessions)

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Ignite offers individuals 5 minutes to speak about a particular topic or to promote a product.  At TOC a series of speakers participated in ignite.  A selection of summaries are below. Erin with Smartwords from wordnik – get and share information about words; digital words know things (where they are, where they came from, who […]

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Tools of Change – Making the Case for Digital Printing

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Making the Case for Digital Printing –  Tools of Change Conference – Feb. 22, 1:30 – 3:30 Brian O’Leary and Ashley Gordon This session was directed to publishers who are thinking about digital printing opportunities.  The speakers were obviously pro-digital printing and provided many examples of the benefits of digital printing for publishers.  But, libraries […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Print on demand

Tools of Change – Practical Ebook Formatting Workshop

February 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Practical Ebook Formatting: Limitations and Optimizations – Joshua Tallent (Ebook Architects) and Phil Frank (Hendrickson) TOC Conference, Monday, Feb. 22nd 9 – 12:30, Mariott Marquis, NYC About 200 folks in the room, 1/2 do the ebook formatting on a regular basis, 1/2 are managing people who do this, and me. I decided to attend this […]

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