7th annual 4CAST (Campus Academic Strategies and Technology) Conference: The Book is Dead. Long Live the Book.

Everywhere you look it seems print books are being swallowed whole by the digital revolution – eBooks, eTexts, and digital curricular materials are being delivered online and by gadgets galore.Yet the print book – that physical manifestation of our knowledge, hopes and dreams – survives – and, in some cases, thrives. In fact, certain studies point to students preferring print to digital for serious academic work.

You may have noticed Mark Isham taking graphic notes throughout the conference, but if you didn't get a chance to see them the day of 4Cast you can view his talented work here.
Take a look at the photos taken by ITS's very own Mike Jenn.
See the presentations that you missed or revisit the presentations that you loved. Find all the 2014 4Cast recordings here.
We asked everyon to connect with us on Twitter at #ui4cast14 during the conference. Read the twitter feed here.
If summary of the day's events the 2014 4Cast Conference will conclude with a panel discussion. Frank Durham from Journalism & Mass Communication, Tim Barrett from the Center for the Book, Jim McCoy from the UI Press, and Hillary Farmer from McGraw Hill will be offering ideas about their own experiences writing, publishing, and designing traditional and e-text books.
John P. Culshaw was appointed university librarian at the University of Iowa effective August 1, 2013.  Prior to his appointment at Iowa, Culshaw was a member of the University Libraries faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder for nearly 22 years, serving most recently serving as senior associate dean of libraries.
Greatly Exaggerated Rumors: the Undead Book Mike Wright, Interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication