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Friday, November 6 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
The Future of the Subscription Agent

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The Subscription agent for over 50 years has been the backbone of the library serials department. Managing and processing individual subscription orders for often thousands of orders has been achieved using the latest technology. With the transition from print to e-journals, and the rise of the big and custom deals as well as consortia, the agents have lost much of their value to both libraries and publishers. As we move forward how will the agent survive? We have seen the collapse of Swets, the number two agent. What do libraries need now from agents, can agents reinvent themselves, and how are agents going to replace the publisher commissions. The panel of librarians, agents and publisher will address this pressing issue.

Speakers
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Bob Boissy

Director, Institutional Marketing and Account Development, Springer Nature
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Jill Emery

Collection Development & Management Librarian, Portland State University
I am the Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University Library and have over 20 years of academic library experience. I have held leadership positions in ALA ALCTS, ER&L, and NASIG. In 2015, I was appointed as the ALA-NISO representative to vote on NISO/ISO standards... Read More →
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Tina Feick

Director Sales and Marketing, North America, HARRASSOWITZ
Tina held serials librarian positions at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Princeton University. After 10 years, she joined Blackwell's Periodicals Division (Oxford, UK) as the first "Serials Specialist". She is presently Director of Sales and Marketing, North America for Harrassowitz... Read More →
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Dan Tonkery

CEO, Content Strategy