June 11, 2012

Mini Tools of Change Conference Coming to Charleston

Bibliolabs Release

Experts Gather to Discuss Future of Publishing in the Digital World

Charleston, S.C. - June 11, 2012 - BiblioLabs and O'Reilly Media, in cooperation with the 2012 Charleston Conference, will host Mini Tools Of Change (TOC) Charleston, a one-day event for the publishing and technology community. Focusing on "The Age of Curation: Creating & Selling Value In a World of Ubiquitous Content," the event will include interactive discussions on the future of digital publishing from industry experts including Tumblr, Ingram Books, the Internet Archive, Safari Books Online and many more. The larger Tools of Change (TOC) conference, attended by thousands in New York City each year, has become a place for thought leaders to share ideas on the future of publishing.

Held Wednesday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET at the Hippodrome in downtown Charleston, Mini TOC Charleston will bring together librarians, publishers, authors, journalists, historians and online experts interested in seeking a better understanding of what readily accessible digital content means for the future of commercial publishing.

"During the last decade, the mass digitization of written content coupled with the birth of social media has fundamentally altered the way consumers read and access information," said Mitchell Davis, Chief Business Officer of BiblioLabs. "Traditional publishing models must adapt to the paradigm shift from paper products to universally accessible, ubiquitous digital content. Mini TOC Charleston provides a way to learn how to remain competitive in the new digital world from some of the nation's brightest digital publishing minds."

Keynote speakers and moderators include John Ingram, CEO of Ingram Content Group and Ingram Book Company, the leading wholesaler and distributor to the book industry; Rachel Fershleiser, Literary and Nonprofit Outreach of Tumblr; and Peter Brantley, Director of the Internet Archive Book Sever project. Various sessions and panel discussions throughout the event will cover a range of topics including libraries in the twenty-first century, voice and style in a content crowded world, and selling digital content across multiple digital platforms and devices.

"We are thrilled to partner with O'Reilly Media to host Mini TOC Charleston. This one-day conference will be a great way for Charleston's growing publishing and technology communities to shape the future of publishing," said Davis.

Admission is $125 and limited to the first 250 attendees. For more information or to register, visit http://oreilly.com/minitoc-charleston.html.

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