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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, Center for Research Libraries
Throughout my work at the Yale University Library and also the Center for Research Libraries, the opportunities and challenges facing international librarianship have had a compelling interest for me.  For 25 years, I've also worked on these issues through participation in IFLA (the... Read More →

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Peter Brantley

Director of Online Strategy, UC Davis
Peter Brantley (@naypinya) is 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 the Director of Scholarly Communication at the open source not-for-profit, Hypothes.is. Currently... 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... 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... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center