Next American Libraries Live covers the present and future of e-books

For Immediate Release
Mon, 02/24/2014

Contact:

Rob Christopher
Marketing Coordinator
ALA Publishing
312-280-5052
rchristopher@ala.org

CHICAGO — Sue Polanka, e-book expert and co-editor of the new journal eContent Quarterly, leads “The Present and Future of E-books,” an interactive discussion featuring an all-star panel. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 13 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. This episode is sponsored by OneClickdigital and Total BooX. Joining us for the 60-minute discussion will be:

  • Jamie LaRue, former director of Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries;
  • Troy Juliar, vice president of Content/Acquisition, Recorded Books;
  • Jeff Metz, product manager, OneClickdigital;
  • Yoav Lorch, founder and CEO, Total BooX.

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand.  To receive e-mail reminders, register at http://goo.gl/DXFksX, or go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly after it concludes.

Polanka created No Shelf Required®, an award-winning blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which led to the best-selling books “No Shelf Required” and “No Shelf Required 2.”  She is the head of reference and instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and a member of the ALA Council.  Her column E-Book Buzz appears in ONLINE Searcher magazine. 

OneClickdigital, from Recorded Books, is an easy-to-use website and platform for e-books and eAudio, providing one-click download and transfer to portable devices. Over 100,000 e-books and over 30,000 eAudio include exclusive e-content, other publishers’ titles, and simultaneous-access. Mobile apps, patron support, and much more are also featured.

Total BooX is an e-book service that gives library patrons a new digital reading experience, while making library budgets go further. It is a unique, affordable solution for libraries looking to wisely allocate their ebook funds and provide superior service to their patrons. A wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles is available for instant download, patron access to them never expires, and libraries pay only for the pages patrons read. The platform comprises well over 20,000 e-books from established publishers and is growing rapidly, with new titles added each week. More information about the product is available at www.totalboox.com. Media inquiries should be sent to press@totalboox.com. Free trial requests should be sent to trial@totalboox.com.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Doug Lewis, American Libraries magazine, dglewis@ala.org, (770) 333-1281. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Rob Christopher, Marketing Coordinator, rchristopher@ala.org, (312) 280-5052.

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