Lisa Lucas, Executive Director for the National Book Foundation offers an inspiring talk on the importance of books, particularly how they help us build empathy and understand one another. “They connect us to one another. They make people who are not like us more human.”

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


3 Thoughts on "Why Books Will Always Matter"

There is an unmistakable irony that this viewpoint is not shared as text but as a video. Ideas and deep thought need printed words but one’s passion for words needs tightly-edited images against a music background.

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