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Schedule for eBooks and Libraries: Success All Around

eBooks and Libraries: Success All Around

Date: Friday, 14 October 2011
Location: Inn Complete, Syracuse, NY
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Registration closes Friday, 7 October

Discover the opportunities and challenges ebooks present to all types of libraries. Presenters from academic, public, medical libraries as well as an attorney will share their insight on staff training, technological challenges, collection development and digital copyright issues as they relate to ebooks.

8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Business Meeting
9:15-9:45 Networking Ice Breaker
9:45-10:45 eBooks and the public library: The promise & the threat
Julia Schult, Baldwinsville Public Library

The development of ebooks in the last decade, why they are suddenly on everyone's radar, and how public libraries have changed forever during 2011.

10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Are libraries getting zapped by electronic reserves? The effect of old copyright laws on new technologies
Philip Frankel, Esq., Bond Schoeneck & King

Explore current copyright issues of interest to research universities and libraries.   Mr. Frankel will provide an overview of copyright law, specifically the doctrines of fair use and first sale and how these provisions of the Copyright Act impact library services in the electronic realm.  Discussion will be focused on the recent Georgia State University case challenging the use of electronic reserves by Georgia State, and the possible implications of this lawsuit on the widespread use of online reading rooms by academic libraries and university faculty as well as a discussion of new technologies that present novel copyright concerns.

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Leave the driving to them: Patron-driven acquisition of ebooks
Kate Cunningham-Hendrix & Charles Lyons, University of Buffalo

The landscape of eBook access models, content choices and platforms are changing with exponential speed. At the same time, library budgets continue to decrease. How can we keep up with this rapid change, make fiscally sound decisions and provide our users with what they need? The University at Buffalo Libraries have been exploring patron-driven acquisition (PDA) of eBooks as a way to address some of these issues amidst other experimental content and access models.

1:30-2:00 Consortial and ILL issues resulting from ebook adoption
Mike Poulin, Colgate University

Mike Poulin will present on the opportunities and challenges for small academic libraries in implementing eBooks. These resources expand the offerings to our users but also create difficulties in presenting them to our users in an organized manner. Additionally, they are impacting our ability to share materials between libraries. A ConnectNY pilot project in shared eBook acquisition will be discussed and its implications on interlibrary loan of materials.

2:00-2:15 Break

Ebooks in academic, medical, and public libraries
Charles Lyons, Mike Poulin, Julia Schult, and Virginia Young

eBooks from the perspective of medical, academic, and public librarians. This interactive panel will share their ebook stories and answer your questions.

Feel free to submit your ebook questions in person or via the registration form.

Register online today!


For more directions, speaker bios, and student shadow instructions see the event's full description.

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