Library Advocates

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Library Advocates

Posts tagged ebooks

Aug 12

Jul 29
ebookfriendly:

When in doubt, visit your #library and talk to the #librarian http://ebks.to/1kaxi70

ebookfriendly:

When in doubt, visit your #library and talk to the #librarian http://ebks.to/1kaxi70

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Jun 26

Jan 9
More info on the DBW14 scheduler page.

More info on the DBW14 scheduler page.


Nov 12

Oct 14

What is ALA doing to get ebooks in libraries?

Find out at the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, a free interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m.-12:00p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Register now as space is limited.


Oct 7
After several years of intensive ALA advocacy with the nation’s largest publishers to bring ebook titles into libraries, significant progress has been made. Learn about ALA ebook lending initiatives and success stories during ALA’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will explore ALA ebook advocacy efforts and future directions. The member town hall will take place from 11 a.m.– noon Central time, Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Register now.
ALA members will have the opportunity to join ALA President Barbara Stripling, Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan, and the leadership of the ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) to learn about ALA ebook activities and plans. Panelists will provide views on the current digital publishing climate and discuss ways that ALA can better advocate for important library interests. Come hear about the inside story of the many trips to New York City made by ALA leadership, including the most recent one completed just this week.

The virtual town hall also will explore emerging subjects in the ebook lending arena, including digital preservation, access to self-published work, and libraries as publishers. An audience question-and-answer period will immediately follow the panel discussion.

After several years of intensive ALA advocacy with the nation’s largest publishers to bring ebook titles into libraries, significant progress has been made. Learn about ALA ebook lending initiatives and success stories during ALA’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will explore ALA ebook advocacy efforts and future directions. The member town hall will take place from 11 a.m.– noon Central time, Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Register now.

ALA members will have the opportunity to join ALA President Barbara Stripling, Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan, and the leadership of the ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) to learn about ALA ebook activities and plans. Panelists will provide views on the current digital publishing climate and discuss ways that ALA can better advocate for important library interests. Come hear about the inside story of the many trips to New York City made by ALA leadership, including the most recent one completed just this week.

The virtual town hall also will explore emerging subjects in the ebook lending arena, including digital preservation, access to self-published work, and libraries as publishers. An audience question-and-answer period will immediately follow the panel discussion.


Oct 4
“We have yet to get to equitable access at a reasonable price.”

What’s New With Libraries And Ebooks? In Conversation With The American Library Association - Forbes

Maureen Sullivan still coming down hard and I dig it.

(via bookoisseur)

But you can help! We have resources for readers and librarians to help recruit authors who believe libraries should have fair and equitable access to ebooks. Getting authors on board, adding their voices to ours is a critical step.

(via bookoisseur)


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Jun 27
“So, dear reader, if your library doesn’t have the e-book you’d like to read, please don’t complain to your librarian. Complain to your publisher. Tell him to wake up and get real.” Ursula K. Le Guin, Why Your Library May Not Have the E-Book You Want (via authorsforlibraryebooks)

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