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Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

May 22, 2017

Reflections on the 2017 Fiesole Collection Development Retreat

This week, we’re talking with the group that’s the driving force behind the Fiesole Collection Development Retreats: Becky Lenzini, Michele Casalini, and our own Katina Strauch. David Worlock is also joining us to give his insights and take aways from this year’s retreat.

We also have another “Cases of Note” article from Bruce Strauch on Invasion of Privacy, Appropriation. BELA GEORGE LUGOSI et al. v. UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Rebecca Lenzini is President of The Charleston Company which publishes The Charleston Advisor and The Charleston Report, and is co-sponsor/co-founder of the Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series. She began her career in libraries in the Serials Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was Vice President and Director of The Faxon Company’s Academic Division. Following her tenure at Faxon, Rebecca served as President of CARL Corporation (Denver, CO) and was one of the founders of UnCover, the original article retrieval and document delivery service which is now part of IngentaConnect. She is a former member of the Editorial Board of Serials, the official publication of the UKSG and served on the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Library and Information Sciences. Rebecca currently splits her time between Denver, Colorado and Taos, New Mexico.

Michele Casalini is CEO of the family-run company Casalini Libri, which supplies bibliographical data, books and journals to libraries, and offers e-content through the Torrossa platform, thanks to its dedicated Digital Division. Following studies in Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Florence, and a period working with the publishing company La Nuova Italia, Michele specialized in the field of Information Technology and Management. He has been an active member in standardization processes such as the definition of EDIFACT for the book sector and the translation of RDA into Italian, and is currently heavily involved in work on the development of tools based on the BIBFRAME model. Member of several professional associations, Michele attends conferences, consultations and debates, liaising personally both with libraries and publishers. Among his recent interests is the digital transition and the current situation of HSS academic publishing, in particular the potential risks of marginalization facing these subject areas, and analysis of collaborative measures that can contribute to preserving cultural heritage for the future.

And last but certainly not least, as Co-Chair of Outsell's Leadership Programs, David Worlock uses his extensive information industry experience to support Outsell’s strategy and business objectives worldwide. He manages Outsell’s Leadership Councils in the US and Europe, a member service for CEOs and senior executives of media publishing and information provider firms. A respected thought leader, David is also Chairman of Business Information Industry Association (BIIA), and he speaks frequently at industry conferences and advises clients worldwide. He founded Electronic Publishing Services Ltd. (EPS) in 1985, a research and consultancy company working with the digital content industry in developing strategies for products and markets in consumer and business sectors. Outsell acquired EPS in 2006.