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Thursday, November 5 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Think like a Start-Up (or an Upstart!)

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This session explores start-up mentalities with three candid perspectives from actual start-ups embedded within the library and publishing community. Moderated by Ann Okerson, panelists Peter Brantley (Hypothes.is, NYPL, UC Davis), Franny Lee (newly ProQuest SIPX), and Mitchell Davis (BiblioLabs) will discuss topics such as where they get ideas from, how they think about problem-solving and risk, their approaches on sharing and collaboration, and the effect of speed and nimbleness. They will share experiences about successes, but also about failures and the benefits of taking full advantage of every learning experience. The objective is to highlight and hopefully help attendees identify for themselves opportunities to bring entrepreneurial energy into everyday thinking and actions for libraries.

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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor to CRL, Center for Research Libraries
Ann Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries in fall 2011 as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, working with that organization to reconfigure and redirect various existing programs into digital mode. Previous experience includes 15 years as Associate University Librarian for Collections & International Programs at Yale University; prior to that she worked in the commercial sector, and also for 5 years as Senior Program Officer for... Read More →

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Peter Brantley

Director, Online Strategy, UC Davis Library
Peter Brantley (@naypinya) is the Director of Online Strategy for the University of California Davis Library. Previously, I was the Director of Digital Development at New York Public Library, and before that, the Director of Scholarly Communication at the open source not-for-profit, Hypothes.is. I have worked at the Internet Archive on policy issues and open standards, and managed technology groups at a variety of academic research libraries. For... Read More →
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Mitchell Davis

CFO, Bibliolabs
Mitchell Davis is a publishing and media entrepreneur. He was the founder in 2000 of BookSurge the world’s first integrated global print-on-demand and publishing services company (sold to Amazon.com in 2005 and re-branded as CreateSpace).   Since 2008 he has been founder & chief business officer of BiblioLabs -- the creators of BiblioBoard. | BiblioBoard is an award-winning App and web content delivery... Read More →
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franny lee

GM and VP SIPX (Co-Founder), SIPX (ProQuest, Ex Libris)
Franny Lee is GM and VP ProQuest SIPX and leads the team.  Franny is dedicated to harnessing technology to make content, copyright and education more accessible and affordable. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the emerging issues at the intersection of campus needs, libraries, online education, digital content and high technology, and serves on the Management Board of MIT Press.  Originally a composer and jazz musician, Franny... Read More →

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