Central to libraries’ mission is not just the preservation of knowledge, ideas and expressions, but their activation through making them accessible to the public. However, too often, the scale of the task, and perceived barriers to it, stand in the way. But it doesn’t have to be so. In their talk, Rebecca and Paul will use the Untapped project to talk about ways in which libraries and publishers can unite to get more of what they both want and the importance of library control of elending infrastructure.

Speakers: Paul Crosby and Rebecca Giblin

Paul Crosby

Dr. Paul Crosby

Dr Paul Crosby is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. He specialises in applied microeconomics, focusing on the economics of digitisation, cultural industries, social media, sports, and consumer choice. Paul’s research has been featured in numerous leading international, peer-reviewed economics journals.

His work has also attracted attention in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, ABC TV and Radio, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Conversation. Currently, he serves as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer at the Association of Cultural Economics International.

Rebecca Giblin

Professor Rebeccca Giblin

Professor Rebecca Giblin is an ARC Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School, where she works at the intersection of law and culture. She is Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) and leads the ARC-funded Author’s Interest and eLending projects, as well as Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project. Her book Chokepoint Capitalism (with Cory Doctorow, 2022) explores how we can recapture creative labour markets from Big Tech and Big Content to get artists paid. She tweets via @rgibli.

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Paul Crosby and Rebecca Giblin