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MLA Webcast: ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RPLS Training Room (In Person)
Cost:   Free

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Part I: Overview of Electronic Books Managemen

  • Brief History

  • Terminology

Part II: Selection and Acquisition Process

  • Choosing a Platform

  • Licensing issues, terms of ownership

  • Pricing Models

  • Purchase of individual titles vs collections/packages

  • Patron Driven Acquisition (or Access)

  • Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Session

Part III: Management issues for E-book collections

  • Cataloging issues

  • Federated searching

  • Usage Statistics

  • Troubleshooting reports of access problems

  • Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Session

Part IV: Conclusion

  • Trends, long term view

Learning Objectives
The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with electronic books and the associated collection management issues related to various platforms, pricing models, licensing agreements, term of ownership, resource management and access methods so that they have the knowledge to make informed decisions which will best serve their constituents.

Program Objectives

  • Provide an overview of electronic books management in the health sciences library environment.

  • Highlight considerations to be made in the purchase of e-books, such as choosing a platform; individual titles versus packages; licensing issues; pricing models; terms of ownership; and site license versus concurrent users.

  • Offer a discussion of related management issues for e-book collections, such as cataloging, providing subject lists and title lists, offering federated searching, and collecting usage statistics.

Type:   Program

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under
Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Categories: Management Skills/Administration

Tags: RPLS, MLA, MLA_Webcast

This event is sponsored by Rolling Prairie Library System.

Event listed by: Alliance Library System, Lewis & Clark Library System, Lincoln Trail Libraries System and Shawnee Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 11/10/2010

Questions? Please contact Doris McKay.

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