ALA TechSource webinar “Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library”

Event Information

Date: 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Collection Development
Professional/Personal Development
Technology/Digital/Web

CEU Hours: 

3

Cost: 

$25

Payment: 

Payment: 

LibraryLinkNJ is subsidizing the cost for 10 individual members to take this online training from the American Library Association.  The price to you is just $25! That’s a 70% discount off the list price of $85.

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Descriptions

LibraryLinkNJ will purchase 10 individual registrations for the online, real time ALA TechSource webinar Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library with Sue Polanka. 

Sue was a featured speaker at the NJ E-Summit last July.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern: Session 1
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern: Session 2

The first 10 members to register by the deadline of 10 AM on Monday, March 19, 2012 are eligible for this discount.  A waiting list is available. 

Please note: sessions are not available for individual purchase.

Program Description:

“Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library” (ALA TechSource Workshop)

With the exploding popularity of e-books and e-reading devices, librarians are grappling with how to effectively integrate them into their services and collections. Sue Polanka is back by popular demand to present this two-session ALA TechSource workshop on how to go about it. With her practical guidance you will learn how to begin purchasing and lending e-books for your library, and how to purchase e-reading devices for patron use.

Session 1: Purchasing E-books for Your Library

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern

You want to buy e-books for your library, but where do you start? This session will provide a basic primer on acquiring e-books, covering the following topics with examples from both public and academic libraries:

Current trends with e-book ownership and lending, including the impact of the Harper-Collins lending limits, the new Amazon Kindle/OverDrive lending partnership, and vendor licensing

    How vendors can support your e-book content selection

    Comparing vendor offerings and interfaces (publishers and aggregators)

Using sample matrices to compare vendor offerings

Choosing business models, including subscription, one-book checkout, and patron-driven acquisition

    The challenges of archiving and accessibility

Session 2: Lending E-book Readers in Your Library

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Is your library considering lending e-book readers? This session will provide an overview of the issues and step-by-step advice for establishing a lending program, covering the following topics with examples from both public and academic libraries:

Examples of the more than 50 e-reading device options: dedicated e-readers, tablets, apps, and screen e-readers

    Practical tips for lending devices

    Navigating file formats, digital rights management, and compatibility

    Sources for free and public domain e-books for easy loading onto e-reader

How librarians are interpreting legal questions around licenses written for consumers rather than libraries

    Setting a budget for devices and accessories

Institutional purchase of e-books and sharing across multiple devices

About the Instructor: 

Sue was a featured speaker at the NJ E-Summit last July.

Sue Polanka is the moderator of No Shelf Required, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which won the 2010 Salem Press Library Blog Award for Best Academic Blog. Her intrigue with e-books began in 1999 with the introduction of NetLibrary and advanced with the evolution of online reference sources. She has been a reference and instruction librarian for 20 years at public, state, and academic libraries in Ohio and Texas and is currently the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. Sue is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science. She has served on Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board for 10 years, functioning as Chair from 2007- 2010 and writes a column for RBB, “Off The Shelf,” discussing electronic reference issues.

Notes

Online Access Information:

After the registration deadline, all registered participants will receive additional confirmation and webinar access information.

Registration Information

Limit: 

10

Deadline for Registration is 10 am, Monday, March 19, 2012.

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