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The Money Trail -- ASA Conference 2004

I thought this list might be interested in the programme of our
forthcoming conference this February 2004. I know its in the UK but we
would be pleased to see anyone who wanted to make the trip! Full details
are on www.subscription-agents.org/conference/200402/index.html Apologies
for any crossposting.

The Money Trail - Cost and Value in Journal Information Provision 23/24
Feb 2004 London


Session 1: Research funding and the acquisition of knowledge
How research is funded.  Bahram Bekhradnia, Director, Higher Education
Policy Institute

The acquisition of knowledge   Michael A. Keller, Director of Academic
Information Resources, Stanford University

The value of information  Natalie Ceeney, Director of Operations and
Services, The  British Library


Session 2: The Publishing of research information
The publishing process and how publishers price journals?  Sue Corbett,
Publishing Director, Blackwell Publishing

Do not-for-profit publishers offer better value?  Jerry Cowhig, Director,
Institute of Physics Publishing


Session 3: Funding the libraries
Economics of open access: gauging the impact on academic library budgets. T.
Scott Plutchak, Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences,
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Consortium finance the way ahead or a dead end?  Thorsteinn Hallgrimsson,
Deputy National Librarian, The National and University Library of Iceland

The virtual library is a reality :  providing and funding a corporate
virtual library service
Roger Brown, Manager Contracts and Licences, Information Management,

Gathering up the individuals.  Robbie Frazer, Director, Prenax



Session 4. Mergers and acquisitions
The role of venture capital and private equity.  Derrick Holman, Consultant

The merger phenomenon - does size matter?  David Warlock, Electronic
Publishing Services


Session 5: Improving the efficiency
Prioritising the spend.  Christine Fyfe, Librarian, University of Leicester

Keeping research information VAT free.  Teresa Hackett, The Frankfurt Group

Tailored services through licensing. Leah Halliday, User Support Manager,

Intermediation improves efficiency, reduces cost. Debbie Dore, Swets
Information Services

Rollo Turner
Secretary General
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