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Ebooks and libraries
Im currently sitting in a meeting with my librarys ebook lending consortium. There are way, way, too many people here to actually be effective, but I am really interested in having a good conversation about ebooks and libraries. Frankly, I’m not sure we should be in this racket right now. Do you this there will be any kind of real, logical ebook pro- con debate about ebooks and libraries at ALA?
You’ve got two very good opportunities at these sessions. Hope to see you there!
The Rise of E-Reading
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Lee Raine, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, will share recent survey finding and other research about the rise of e-books, their impact on people’s reading habits, and the way that library patrons are hoping to avail themselves of e-book borrowing. He also will explore general reading trends and describe the next steps in the Project’s ongoing research about the evolving role of libraries.
Digital Literacy and Libraries—Designing What Comes Next
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Join a discussion that will challenge you to think strategically about services that you have always provided- information literacy in its new guise: digital literacy. Why is digital literacy claiming attention outside the library community and how should libraries respond? Speakers will address key roles for libraries in the digital literacy arena and present alternative strategies for libraries to carve out a position of leadership in their communities. Discussion will open opportunities for a series of national conversations on digital literacy and libraries.
An Anaheim Evite to Explore Diverse Approaches to E-Content
As digital content continues to grow in diversity and importance, libraries must make use of multiple strategies to support access for their users. ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group has been exploring issues of business models, advocacy, education, accessibility, privacy, and libraries as providers of content. But innovative approaches to making digital content available are taking place in many arenas.
Come hear about the latest developments at:
Access to Digital Content: Diverse Approaches
Sunday, June 24, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Anaheim Hilton, California B
The program will include an update from Working Group Cochairs Sari Feldman (Cuyahoga County Public Library) and Robert Wolven (Columbia University). Leaders and innovators from the library community will discuss some other major initiatives and developments related to digital content:
- Peter Brantley (Internet Archive)
- Maura Marx (Digital Public Library of America)
- Eric Hellman (Unglue.it)