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Librarians Claim Their Rights at Charleston
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: United States; Telecommunications systems & Internet communications
Author: Hawkins, Donald T
Date: Dec 2013
Start Page: 16
Pages: 2
Section: report from the field
Abstract (Document Summary)

Librarians and massive open online courses (MOOC), collections collisions, and a controversial keynote were some of the highlights of the 33rd annual Charleston Conference. Held November 6-9, the conference drew 1,500 attendees, yielding an increase of 300-plus people from the previous year's event. Conference-goers chose among 200 concurrent sessions and visited 100-plus companies in the vendor showcase. Librarians in the Post-Digital Information Era Jenica P. Rogers, director of libraries at the State University of New York-Potsdam, keynoted the conference with a stirring call to action for librarians. She began by saying she was speaking to and on behalf of librarians, not publishers or vendors. Rogers was most concerned about vendor practices that stifle free expression in attempts to control the marketplace.

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