E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values (ALA TechSource Workshop)

Due to the demand from Texas libraries for training on eBooks and the various issues in their acquisition, Texas State Library offered 50 libraries around the state an opportunity to host this 2-part series of webinars.  View the Host Sites

Event Details:

E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values (ALA TechSource Workshop) Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 1:00-2:30pm central: Session 1 Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 1:00-2:30pm central: Session 2

Description: As more e-reader owning patrons look to borrow e-books from your library, you face a mind-numbing array of business models, licensing terms, restrictions, and enforcement practices.  Co-writer of the “eBook User’s Bill of Rights,”

Sara Houghton LibrarianinBlack keeps a close eye on the fine print. In this two-part workshop (conducted via Webex), she will help you navigate through e-book acquisition and collection development with library values as your compass.

Topics Include:

-Review of the various for-profit, non-profit, and free sources for e-books -Critical licensing terms to consider when acquiring e-books -The evolving notion of the e-book -How library e-book services can be guided by library values

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