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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Friday, April 21 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Partners in econtent discovery: libraries, publishers and vendors (oh my!)

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What if the role of the library moved from customer to discovery partner? Readers are faced with an expanding sea of choices from both the self-published and traditional. Join us to discuss how distributors, libraries, and vendors are working together to cultivate dedicated readership and deepen patron engagement. Through a partnership between vendor, publisher/distributer and libraries, the PopupPicks.com collaboration includes curation of indie-focused, quality digital titles delivered directly to the virtual hands of readers in a brand new consumer-friendly way. Authentication occurs through geolocation and eliminates any friction accessing the collection for the reader. The goals are to increase digital discoverability in libraries, drive book sales for publishers and connect readers with a trusted guide from the local library for their next great read. Participants will discuss initial user data patterns, consumer and library reactions and how publishers and libraries can get involved in this groundbreaking approach to library+publisher partnership.

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Mitchell Davis

CEO, 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... Read More →
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Lauren Klouda

Director of Marketing, Independent Publishers Group
I'm the Director of Marketing at IPG and head the dynamic and creative team behind IPG’s marketing services, responsible for overseeing the development of corporate and product campaigns, vendor, account, customer outreach, social media, and IPG’s online content. I work closely... Read More →
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Andrew Medlar

Assistant Chief, Technology, Content & Innovation, Chicago Public Library
Technology, Content & Innovation, Chicago Public Library

Veronda Pitchford

Director, Membership Development and Resource Sharing, Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Reaching Across Illinois Library System

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
8th Floor Meeting Room 8th Floor