Annual Conference Session
Presentation Title: What Does Product Development Look Like? Insights from Vendors and Academic Librarians
Description: Librarians know how to evaluate and acquire products, whether databases, books, journals, digital archives, or software services. But how do vendors decide whether a new product is needed? What do product development processes look like? What exactly is a profit-loss statement? How can librarians influence vendor decisions to develop new products and improve existing ones? Attend this interactive panel discussion to learn from the horse’s mouth how vendors decide on and develop products! This panel also features insights from academic librarians who work with vendors to influence development directions.
Allen Jones, Director of Digital Library & Technical Services, The New School
Amy Braun, Director of Product Management, and Vince Vessalo, Senior Director of Primary Sources, Gale
Emily Farrell, Library Sales Executive, The MIT Press
Lenny Allen, Global Sales & Marketing Director, Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist, University of Connecticut
Sara Earley, Vice President of Product Management, EBSCO
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS, LITA
Meeting Type: Discussion Group,Interest Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.