New media, new challenges for publishers, authors and readers?

Please join us for a French Scholar Lecture series featuring Brigitte Ouvry-Vial titled “New media, new challenges for the book industry.”

Surveys suggest that there is a generational and social gap in the use of digital reading devices, but also a shift from reading for knowledge to reading for well-being. Brigitte Ouvry-Vial will discuss the challenge faced by today’s bookish actors and industries of meeting the users’ expectations in changing societies and media cultures.

Brigitte Ouvry-Vial is an expert in 20th century French literature and publishing, as well as the co-director of Editions L’Inventaire, an independent literary publishing house in Paris. She is also the head of the Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales.

Date:                Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time:               Public talk 5 – 6 pm followed by a reception from 6 – 7 pm

Location:          Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet room, 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC

This event is co-sponsored by UBC iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies), the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.

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