Laura  Dawson

Laura Dawson
Product Manager, Identifiers, Bowker

Website | @ljndawson

Laura Dawson is Product Manager for Identifiers at Bowker. She never shuts up about identifiers, metadata, and book discovery.


Location: Soho Complex Level:
Kristen McLean (Bookigee), Kat Meyer (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Porter Anderson (Porter Anderson Media), Jason Allen Ashlock (Movable Type Management), Amanda Barbara (Pubslush), Eve Bridburg (Grub Street), Laura Dawson (Bowker), Cory Doctorow (EFF), Rob Eagar (WildFire Marketing), Amanda Havard (Immersedition), Scott James (Red Hat Project), Mark Jeffrey (, Elizabeth Keenan (Penguin Group), Allen Lau (Wattpad), Sabrina McCarthy (Argo Navis & Perseus Distribution), Libby Johnson McKee (Amazon), Dana Newman (Dana Newman), Kate Pullinger (Bath Spa University), Mark Lefebvre (Kobo Inc), Tarah Theoret (NetGalley LLC), Tim Sanders (Net Minds)
This one-day conference-within-a-conference from the thought leaders at Tools of Change and Publishers Weekly is designed specifically for professional authors, content creators, agents, and independent author service providers who want to move beyond "Social Media 101" to a more robust dialogue about the opportunities in today's rapidly shifting landscape. Read more.
Location: Soho_Complex Level:
Laura Dawson (Bowker)
Join Bowker’s Data Diva Laura Dawson as she explains the basics of Data and Metadata, the key things authors should be monitoring in their own data stream, and how new innovations in Open Data will transform the publishing future. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom North Level:
Laura Dawson (Bowker)
As books move in the direction of "merging with the internet" (in the words of Hugh McGuire), how can publishers exploit the possibilities of openness and interoperability? Laura Dawson, Product Manager for Identifiers at Bowker, introduces semantic web concepts to the larger book industry. Read more.
Sponsored Session
Location: Empire/Hudson Level:
Laura Dawson (Bowker), Carl Kulo (RR Bowker), Patricia Payton (Bowker)
In this"Ask Me Anything" session, three representatives from Bowker will take questions on any book industry topic. Carl Kulo will provide answers about readership & trends from PubTrack Consumer Research; Laura Dawson will provide answers about metadata & identifiers & how they are used in the industry; & Pat Payton will provide answers about publishers, libraries, distributors & ebook retailers. Read more.


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