Charleston Hub Trendspotting Initiative: Forecasting Changes on the Horizon of Scholarly Communication

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SSP Pre-Meeting Seminar
Tuesday, May 18, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern

Registration Rates: $50 for members, $75 for non-members, $35 for Librarians/ Students/ Retired/ Researcher/ Funder Individual or Low/Middle Income Country Individual

Hosted by Against the Grain (ATG) and the Charleston Conference
Speakers: Leah Hinds, Executive Director, Charleston Hub; Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction & Professor, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign; Others TBA

Futures thinking is not about predicting “the future” but rather considering multiple potential futures and the trends, issues, and external pressures that we could be facing. Thinking through different scenarios helps us prepare for the expected—and the unexpected—for both service continuity and growth.  The Charleston Hub Trendspotting Initiative is a community-engaged process for collaboratively exploring social, policy, economic, technology, and educational trends and forecasting their impacts on scholarly communication, publishing, and academic libraries. 
This pre-meeting seminar will present various “provocations” or “what if” scenarios and explore different futures thinking  approaches to considering the implications, potential effects on the industry, and reactions to respond to or resist such trends. Join us for robust discussion in both large and small group settings as we continue shaping and deepening our understandings. Help us focus on the future of our industry and the changes that will affect us all.

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