The mercurial state of public libraries’ relationship with e-books and their publishers is not always an easy issue to understand. This one-hour, on-demand webinar features a discussion of the current state of e-books with regards to public libraries and the publishing industry. Points cover current and best practices as well as what will be coming down the pike.
This archived webinar was originally presented October 31, 2012, as part of the "PLA Conference Webinar Series: Three Top Programs from PLA 2012."
Running time: 54 minutes
At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:
- Understand the most recent developments between publishers and libraries
- Be aware of the newest e-book readers and their functions
- Have insight as to what the next six months might look like for public libraries in regards to e-books
Who Should Attend
All public library staff, in particular those involved in collection development and acquisitions
Jessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Moyer reviews fiction, audiobooks, reference books, and professional reading for Booklist. Moyer regularly speaks and conducts workshops on audiobooks, e-books and e-book readers, readers' advisory for all ages, and working with teen readers. More information is available at http://jessicaemilymoyer.pbworks.com.
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