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Shana Kimball, head of publishing services, outreach, & strategic development for MPublishing, recently spoke at the 2011 KIT (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)/CLIR (Council of Library and Information Resources) International Roundtable for Library and Information Science.  This annual event, which focuses on the role of IT in enhancing the educational role of research libraries, brings five leaders in LIS from the US to Kanazawa, Japan, to share their perspectives with a Japanese audience.  This year’s other invited speakers were:

  • Michiel Koman, senior vice president for global academic relations at Elsevier B.V.
  • Michael Healy, executive director (designate) of the Book Rights Registry
  • Roger S. Bagnall, director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and professor of ancient history at New York University
  • W. Joseph King, executive director of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and vice president for innovation at Southwestern University

The speakers’ presentations will be published in English and Japanese by KIT.

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