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Wednesday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
“The Everything Store” by Brad Stone: The Impact of Amazon on Library Services

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"In a compelling narrative entitled “The Everything Store” (2013), Brad Stone chronicles the rise of the enviable Amazon enterprise created by the dynamic and innovative technology icon, Jeff Bezos. Based on a series of meticulously-substantiated claims from family, friends and colleagues, Brad Stone attributes the success of Amazon to Bezos’s leadership and vision that combined to foster innovation on an interdisciplinary level and create a lasting impact on the future of books, libraries and the digital world. This fascinating “Amazon Phenomenon” has not only revolutionized “access,” but engendered an operational shift in resource-acquisition technology, research, reading habits, preferences, and styles—all of which are linked to access to library collections and e-commerce in general.

This paper will analyze the impact of the Amazon infrastructure on library acquisitions and management services, with particular reference to ideas enunciated in “ The Everything Store” by Brad Stone. Discussions from experienced library practitioners will explore how Amazon has, in context, detail, insights, and style, enriched and re-shaped academic attitudes to reading, learning, and cultural memory. "

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Joyce Dixon-Fyle

Joyce is an academic librarian (Professor) and Coordinator of Collection Development at DPU, where she has worked for many years. She earned both Ph.D. (French Literature)and MLS degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Her primary services include assessing and selecting... Read More →