NFAIS Forum on Google, the Web and the Future Roles of Publishers and Librarians:  Archived Webcast Available through July 10, 2009


The Webcast of the NFAIS workshop on Google, the Web, and the Future Roles of Publishers and Librarians is now available for viewing through Friday, July 10, 2009.  If you were unable to attend the live session held on June 26th, you still have an opportunity to listen to the presentations while viewing the slides, and hear the questions and answers and overall discussion.


If you want to hear what some of the attendees had to say about the meeting, view the “Tweets” at (enter “nfais” in the search box).  You might also want to hear the brief interviews of speakers such as Stephen Arnold, Linda Beebe, Roy Tennant, Terry Hulbert and Anne Prestamo at:


Highlights include the opening Keynote by Stephen Arnold, author of the recently released Google: The Digital Gutenberg, who discussed Google’s evolution, their competitive advantages, and the media roles that they are positioned to play in the not-too-distant future; a presentation by Anne Prestamo, Oklahoma State University, who provided a look at what libraries are doing to provide value in today’s web-based environment; presentations on the value provided by A&I services from Linda Beebe, American Psychological Association, Don Hagan, National Technical Information Services, and James Pringle, Thomson Reuters Healthcare and Science;  a discussion of the opportunities offered to Publishers by Google and other web search engines by Terry Hulbert, American Institute of Physics; and the closing keynote by Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Programs and Research, who shared his insights on the future role of libraries and publishers in the face of Web information resources such as Google,  what they must do in order to ensure that that they continue to meet the information needs of future generations of scholars and researchers.


The final program and registration form can be accessed at:  


Registration Fees:


NFAIS members pay $295 and non-members pay $345.  A group discount is available:  Unlimited attendees from the same organization can access the Webcast for a flat fee of $995.


For more information contact:  Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto:[log in to unmask] or go to



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Jill O'Neill

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