To re-envision the business of information demands that we use our imaginations as well as draw upon our knowledge. Information looks forward. Knowledge is merely a record of the past – of discoveries and experiences gone by.
As the closing program for the NFAIS 2014 Conference, Re-envisioning the Business of Information brought out imaginative takes on the policies, practices and procedures that will facilitate the use of content in the future. Publishers and librarians especially were urged to move beyond the comfort zone of their current biases and mindsets.
Re-envisioning this new business of information often begins with financial issues, though it cannot stop there. What are the issues that providers and librarians must consider as this mindset takes hold? What are the implications for content ownership, reuse and sharing of content and even for privacy?
For some answers, CCC’s Chris Kenneally spoke with a panel of experts: October Ivins, principal at Ivins eContent Solutions; Maryann Martone, Executive Director, FORCE 11 and Professor-in-Residence, Department of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego; Britt Mueller, Senior Director, Qualcomm Library and Information Services; and William Trippe, Director of Technology, MIT Press.