1. Chairs Lisa Bayer (Director, University of Georgia Press) and Levi Stahl (Promotions Director, University of Chicago Press) organized this fascinating and lively "left-brain" session at AAUP 2012. Presenters—working with 20 slides in 5 minutes—included: Jonathan Eyler-Werve, Community Media Workshop; Mairead Case, The Chicagoan; Hal Pollard, Laureate International Universities Publishing; Christina Kahrl, Baseball Prospectus; Tony Sanfilippo, Penn State University Press; Tanner McSwain, Uncharted Books; and Daniel Kibblesmith, Groupon.

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  2. As the publishing business continues its transformation, staff at university presses continue to refine how each of their roles intersect with the creation and use of metadata—the data that powers the content we publish. Expert panelists will discuss tools and processes to improve the creation and management of our metadata.
    Chair: Susan Doerr is Operations Manager at the University of Minnesota Press. Panelists: Michael Cairns, Chief Revenue Officer, SharedBook, Inc. and AcademicPub.com; and Bob Oeste, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Press

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  3. This immensely helpful session walked attendees through building a budget, providing tips for tracking the budget against expenses throughout the year, along with guidance on how to cope with the unexpected. Presented by Sandy Adams, Director of Operations and Fulfillment, National Academies Press, and Rachel Levy, Business Manager, National Academies Press.

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  4. Patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) is a rapidly evolving method by which libraries purchase books. In the PDA model, books are only purchased (or, in some instances, rented) when a patron actually requests access. As a practical matter, this is likely to reduce book purchases by libraries and will in any event often delay the date when a book is purchased. As PDA is likely to have an impact on publishers' revenues, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation underwrote a grant to study the impact of PDA on book publishers, university presses in particular. The aim of the study is to provide an overview of PDA from the publisher's point of view and to identify means by which publishers can lessen the economic impact of the new PDA programs.
    Chair: Terry Ehling, Associate Director, Content Development, Project MUSE
    Panelists: Rick Anderson, University of Utah Libraries; Joe Esposito, Publishing Consultant

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  5. Or, How Digital Publishing Has Changed the Workflow at the Scholarly Press
    Over the past few years presses have dramatically changed the ways that we create and sell our products—from establishing XML workflows and expanding e-book production and sales to taking on multimedia and digital projects and working with consortia. With restricted resources, this has meant that many press employees have experienced dramatic shifts in their responsibilities, as well as who they work with both inside and outside the press. For some presses, entirely new positions have been created in order to develop and steer new digital initiatives, while at other presses the tasks have been divided amongst existing staff. Alan Harvey (Stanford), Susan Doerr (Minnesota), and Krista Coulson (Chicago) discuss both strategies, offering insights, practical advice and, we hope, humor, as we discuss the perils encountered in adapting to transformations in the workplace.

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One track of AAUP 2012 plenary and panel sessions was recorded at the June 19-20 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American University Presses. Sessions include: Ignite!: Collaborating with Users, Curating Content, Building Community; Making your…


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One track of AAUP 2012 plenary and panel sessions was recorded at the June 19-20 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American University Presses. Sessions include: Ignite!: Collaborating with Users, Curating Content, Building Community; Making your Metadata Better; Federal Mandates and Open Access; and more.

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