What is the likely shape of the library of the Future?
And how do we build collections for it?
Melbourne 2005
April 29-30, 2005

The Woodward Conference Centre
University of Melbourne School of Law
Melbourne, Australia

Theme: Crossing Boundaries: Collecting & Collaborating Globally

An informal meeting of leading library and information industry participants

devoted to thinking through and debating the new world order in collection development


Thursday, March 18

 Woodward Conference Centre


Registration Material Available - Rydges Carlton Hotel Lobby
12:00 - 14:00
Luncheon Boat Cruise "Florence on the Yarra River" in Melbourne (Optional event)
15:00 - 17:00
Tour of CAVAL (Optional event)
18:00 - 21:00
Evening Reception and Dinner, Woodward Conference Centre
  • Michele Casalini
    Managing Director, Casalini Libri, Fiesole, Italy
    A Brief History of the Fiesole Retreat
  • Professor Michael Osborne
    Vice-Chancellor and President of La Trobe University
    After Dinner Remarks

Friday, April 29

 Woodward Conference Centre


09:00 - 09:45
Opening Speaker
  • Ann Okerson
    Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services, Yale University
09:45 - 12:30
The Geography of Journal Publishing
The centre of the journal publishing world has shifted somewhere over the mid Atlantic and rests either on the west coast of Europe in the UK or the east coast of America depending on the perceptions of the publishing and academic community on either side of the Atlantic. Data presented at the STM meeting in Frankfurt on open access journals indicated that a considerable number of new open access journals are originating from the Asian region and various reports have postulated that research output from Asia will soon eclipse that from Europe and the US. Coupled with this is the current interest of the publishing community in selling their online content in Asia. Is the geography of journal publishing therefore shifting?
  • Convener

    Mark Robertson
    President, Asia, Blackwell Publishing
    Asian publishing Perspectives Research Study
  • Nancy Bayers
    Manager, Research Services Group, Thomson Scientific, USA
    The Changing Geography of Journal Publishing
  • Ms. Mikiko Tanifuji
    Associate Executive Director, Institute of Pure and Applied Physics (IPAP), Japan
    Japanese Science Publishing
  • Lee Pit Teong
    CEO, iGroup
    The Growth of Online Journal Sales in Asia
12:30 - 13:30
Luncheon: Woodward Centre
13:30 - 17:00
The Blame Game
This panel will examine the current state of open access scholarly publishing ranging from open access journals to e-press and institutional repository developments. Differing view points would be offered from the perspective of leading global commentators from the academic, publishing and library/information environments.
  • Convener

    Colin Steele
    Emeritus Fellow, Australian National University
    The Blame Game? Open Access Overview and Library Perspectives
  • John Cox
    Principal, John Cox Associates
    The Blame Game : Open Access and Its Impact for Publishers, Librarians and Academics
  • Steve Hall
    Journal Sales and Marketing Director, Blackwell's Publishing
    The Blame Game : Open Access and Its Impact for Publishers, Librarians and Academics
  • Dr. Roger Clarke
    Xamax Consultancy Pty. Ltd.
    The Cost-Profiles of Alternative Approaches to Journal-Publishing
17:00 - 18:30
Evening Reception
Informal dinner "on your own" in Melbourne

Saturday, April 30

 Woodward Conference Centre


Post Conference Wine Tour and City and Art Gallery Tours (all optional events)
09:00 - 09:45
Opening Speaker
  • Carol Tenopir
    Professor, University of Tennessee School of Library and Information Science
    Journal Reading In Universities:Comparing the U.S. and Australia (A Case Study)
09:45 - 12:30
Book Publishing, Distributing and Libraries on This Side of the World
The final panel of the retreat provides an Asia focus on the retreat theme of publishing globally and crossing boundaries
Break at 10:30
  • Convener

    Tony Ferguson
    University Librarian, University of Hong Kong Libraries
  • Ramesh Mittal
    Director, D.K. AGENCIES (P) LTD, India
    Books and Bibliographic Information In and Out of South Asia
  • Professor Dai Longji
    Director Peking University Library
    Global Electronic Resource Sharing: Cases Study of Chinese Discipline-specific Databases
  • Colin Day
    Director University of Hong Kong Press
    Publishing on the Periphery: Seeking Transnational Solutions
12:30 - 13:00
Closing Session
  • Professor Neil McLean
    Former University Librarian, Macquarie University, Sydney and currently Director, IMS Australia
    The Fiesole Collection Development
13:00 - 14:00
Light Lunch: Woodward Centre
(Courtesy of Lucia Publishing Systems and Océ-Australia Limited)


For further information about the Retreat Series please contact Katina Strauch, Rebecca Lenzini or Michele Casalini.


Listed in order of program schedule