Video of AAP Annual Meeting: Librarians, Malcolm Gladwell and More

UPDATE: Now watch all the AAP videos on! Scroll down to see them. (Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent closing speech about publishers as curators is at the very bottom.)

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In case you weren’t able to attend this year’s annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers, you can watch the proceeding here. Digital Book Wire just received this note from the AAP:

In case you weren’t able to attend or did and wanted to share/post/link, here are the videos for the four AAP Annual Meeting sessions, held 3/14 in New York:

The videos are:

Opening Keynote:  Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress

The role of the U.S. Copyright Office in the digital space and the influence of the Executive Branch and Congress in policies surrounding content distribution and access.

Panel:   Content Industries in Digital Transformation

The leaders of the principal US content industry associations come together publicly for the first post-SOPA to discuss legislation and enforcement efforts to address foreign rogue websites and ISPs.

Panelists:  Tom Allen, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers; Fritz Attaway, Executive Vice President and Special Policy Advisor, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA); Robert Holleyman, President and CEO, Business Software Alliance (BSA); Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Panel:  Redefining the Dialogue between Libraries and Publishers

Leaders in the library community talk about how the traditional library/publisher relationships are evolving with the changes in content and distribution.

Panelists:  Molly Raphael, President, American Library Association; Jim Neal, Vice President, Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University; Dr. Anthony Marx, President and CEO, New York Public Library

Closing Address:  Malcolm Gladwell

The award-winning author talks about the future of publishing and the importance of editors in a world of information overload.


Maria Pallante, head of U.S. copyright office, Keynote

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Publishers and Libraries Panel

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Content Industries and Copyright Panel

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Malcolm Gladwell

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