On December 6-7, 2012 the First International Summit of the Book took place at the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress hosted the first International Summit of the Book and began what library leaders envision as an annual global meeting of minds to discuss and promote the book as a crucial format for conveying societies’ scholarship and culture. Leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology debated and discussed the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal: the book.
Videos of presentations are panels are now available on YouTube. Four videos are embedded below.
A complete list of panels and speakers can be found here.
Two panels that might be of special interest to some of you are:
National Library Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future of the Book
Moderator: Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Librarian, University of Oxford
Commentator: John Van Oudenaren, Director, World Digital Library
Caroline Brazier, Director of Scholarship and Collections, The British Library
Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, Director, National Library of Spain
Ramón Mujica Pinilla, Director, National Library of Peru
Anton Likhomanov, Director General, National Library of Russia
John Kgwale Tsebe, National Librarian of South Africa
Copyright and the Book: A Conversation about Authors, Publishers and the Public Interest
Moderator: Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights & Director, U.S. Copyright Office
Tom Allen, President & CEO, Association of American Publishers
James S. Shapiro, Shakespearean Scholar, Columbia University; Vice President, Authors Guild
Peter Jaszi, Professor of Copyright Law, American University