What is the likely shape of the library of the Future?
And how do we build collections for it?

Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series

Oxford 2003
July 25-26, 2003

Somerville College, Oxford University,
Oxford, UK

Theme: Authors to Readers: Who Are We Serving? How? and How Well?

An informal meeting of leading library and information industry participants

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


Thursday, July 24

 Somerville College, Oxford University


11:00 - 12:00
Registration at Somerville College
12:00 - 17:00
Luncheon and Punting (Optional)
Organizers: Helen Jenderson, Simon Inger
17:00 - 18:00
Registration at Somerville College (Continued)
18:00 - 19:00
Evening Reception at the Blackwell's Bookshop
19:30 - 22:00
Dinner at Somerville College
  • Adam Hodgkin
    xrefer and nephew of Dorothy Hodgkin, distinguished graduate of Somerville College
  • Richard Charkin
    CEO, Macmillian
    Dinner Keynote - The Scholar, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Friday, July 25

 Somerville College, Oxford University


08:00 - 08:45
Breakfast at Somerville College
08:45 - 09:30
Opening Remarks
  • David Seaman
    Director, Digital Library Federation
    Keynote - Authors to Readers: Observations and Challenges for Librarians, Publishers and Intermediaries
09:30 - 12:30
Panel 1: What Are Users Using and Why?
(Break at 10:30)
  • Convener

    Liz Chapman
    Librarian, Taylor Institution, Oxford University
  • Derek Law
    Head, Information Resources Directorate, University of Strathclyde
    The Social Role of Digital Libraries
  • Clare Jenkins
    Director of Library Services, Imperial College, London
    Serve You Right?
  • Phil Davis
    Life Sciences Bibliographer, Cornell University
    What Usage Statistics Say About Online User Behaviour
  • Carol Tenopir
    School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
    Science Journals and Science Students: Bringing Them Together
12:30 - 13:30
Luncheon at Somerville College
13:30 - 17:00
Panel 2: Branding - How Important Is It?
(Break at 15:00)
  • Convener

    Chris Beckett
    Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd
  • Michael Mabe
    Director of Academic Relations, Elsevier Science, Oxford
    What Do Authors Really Care About? - What 50,000 Authors Tell Us Each Year
  • Malcolm Campbell
    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
    Impact Factor: Is It All Academics Care About?
  • Peter Boyce
    American Astronomical Society
    The High Productive User: What Are They Up to? Are They Influenced by Brands?
  • Jerry Cowhig
    Managing Director, Institute of Physics Publishing
    How the Society Publisher Perceives Brand
  • Pippa Scoones
    Sales and Marketing Director, Blackwell's Publishing
    What Do Publishers Do When They Go Home?
17:30 - 19:00
Reception at Oxford University Press
  • Liz Chapman
    Librarian, Taylor Institution, Oxford University
    Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Librarians' Lives

Saturday, July 26

 Somerville College, Oxford University


08:00 - 08:45
Breakfast at Somerville College
08:45 - 09:30
Opening Remarks
  • Colin Steele
    Director of Scholarly Information Strategies, The Australian National University
    Keynote - Digital Dreams or Nightmares? Creator to Consumer in the Twenty-First Century
09:30 - 12:00
Panel 3: Growth or Marketshare - What Drives Mergers and Acquisitions in the Publishing Industry?
(Break at 10:30)
  • Convener

    Dan Halloran
    CEO, Blackwell's Book Services
  • Mark Rowse
    CEO, Ingenta
    What Makes the Deal Attractive to Buyers and Sellers
  • Antoine Dresh
    Vice President, Goldman Sachs
    Sebastian Grigg
    Partner & Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
    Consolidation Dynamics in the Professional Publishing Industry
  • John Cox
    John Cox Associates
    Where Are the Industry, the Profession, and the Art Headed?
12:00 - 12:30
Closing Session
  • Convener

    Ward Shaw
    Founder, CARL and UnCover, and Independent Investor
Luncheon at Somerville College


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


Listed in order of programme schedule