On December 7th and 14th, Sarah Houghton will be facilitating the two-part ALA TechSource Workshop E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values. Regardless of whether or not you plan to attend, you should check out the preliminary reading list that Sarah put together for the event. These materials underscore what Sarah will show in more detail during the workshop--that you can build a big, vibrant e-book collection for your library without violating widely-accepted library values and pricipals. You can register for the workshop on the ALA Store at both individual and group rates.
- "The future of library patrons and ebooks: An evanescent way out of the labyrinth" by Mary Minow on the LibraryLaw Blog: http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/2011/01/the-future-of-library-patrons-and-ebooks-an-evanescent-way-out-of-the-labyrinth-i-recently-toured-the-internet-a.html
- Neil Gaiman on Copyright, Piracy, and the Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qkyt1wXNlI&t=2m22s
- "Library Consortia Begin To Vote Against HarperCollins Ebook Checkout Policy" by Michael Kelley in Library Journal: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/889582-264/library_consortia_begin_to_vote.html.csp
- "What libraries can do when they buy an ebook" by Mary Minow on the LibraryLaw Blog: http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/2011/06/what-libraries-can-do-when-they-buy-an-ebook.html