Librarians to Talk E-book Models that Work at ALA Midwinter Meeting

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Libraries are taking on the e-book challenge by creating their own solutions to get e-books into the hands of library readers. Join members of the ALA Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) at the ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 26, 2013, as they examine current e-book lending systems and offer perspectives on future directions.

The e-book session—titled “Starting from Scratch: New Recipes for Ebook Models that Work”—will be held on Saturday, from 10:30–11:30a.m. in the Washington State Convention Center, room 602-3.

Led by school library coordinator and DCWG member Chris Harris, the session will include a discussion by a panel of experts in the field. Panelists will include: Califa staff members Linda Crowe and Heather Teysko as well as Jamie LaRue, director, Douglas County Libraries.

During the session, panelists will discuss the motivating forces that pushed them to create viable e-book lending solutions. The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, the leading ALA unit on e-book lending policies, will co-sponsor the session.

Jazzy Wright is the Press Officer of the American Library Association's Washington Office. Email her at jwright@alawash.org.

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