16th ILDS (Interlending and Document Supply) Conference
IFLA DDRS Standing Committee would like to challenge the interlending and document supply community to consider strategies for contending with an increasingly complex global information environment.
See: Conference web page: 16th ILDS (Interlending and Document Supply) Conference
With the Conference, entitled Beyond the Paywall: Resource Sharing in a Disruptive Ecosystem, the DDRS Standing Committee would like to challenge the interlending and document supply community to consider strategies for contending with an increasingly complex global information environment.
Key questions we wish to examine in the Conference include:
How should we, members of the global DDRS community, provide a strategic response to a rapidly shifting ecosystem in which publishers, libraries, and users are dealing with new open access mandates, possible “big flips”, new options for document search and delivery (beyond P2P, including direct publisher-to-user delivery), cost impediments, and other challenges?
Is it possible to leverage our already-existing global infrastructure to keep the library relevant as the ecosystem continues to evolve? How can we contribute to the development of global delivery solutions which are innovative, stable, and resistant to the whims of the marketplace and accessible to all? What might be our roles in the next stages of development of global academic research support (including publishing) infrastructures? In the advancement of trusted public information infrastructures? In relation to regional copyright regimes and in relation to various content format types?
We welcome thought-provoking papers from libraries, publishers, and end users which discuss these challenges from a strategic perspective.
Registration will open in January 2019. We expect high attendance with capacity limited to 200 attendees, so please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend. This way we can let you know when registration is open and provide you with other conference updates.