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WJ: Extending access to e-books for public libraries: New strategies

When:  
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   WJ Webex Room (Web conference)

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Access to e-books is one of the most important issues facing public libraries today. With a planning grant (The Big Shift) funded by IMLS, OCLC has gathered recent research and data around public library e-book purchasing to aid the discussion and inform public library leaders who are assessing tactics for extending e-book access.

A January 2013 convening of public library leaders from across the U.S. resulted in a set of strategies that they have agreed to pursue. The strategies include public policy, data collection and clearly defining the library’s value in the e-book supply chain, and outlining how libraries themselves can become vital participants in the emerging models for content creation and delivery. We will talk about how these strategies are progressing, how this work fits with other initiatives to extend e-book access, and we’ll touch on how you can get involved with these efforts.

Presented by: Jennifer Pearson, OCLC Community Relations Programs Manager

Type:   Program

Categories: Customer Service, Management Skills/Administration, Technology

Tags: E-Reader, webinar, ebooks


This event is sponsored by Illinois State Library.

Event listed by: Chicago Public Library System, Dominican University, GSLIS, Continuing Prof Dev, Illinois Heartland Library System and Reaching Across Illinois Library System


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