ALA Unit/Subunit: LITA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Patrons seeking ebooks are saddled with multiple vendor interfaces. SimplyE makes the experience simpler for patrons. The app creates a union catalog across major ebook aggregators, while hiding the aggravation of DRM behind a simple library card log in.
Join the app’s primary developer and its first library implementers to discuss its technical aspects. The focus will be on the variety of ways public libraries can implement this service for their patrons, e.g., implementing themselves, using a commercial vendor, or a non-profit. We'll also have a peak into work being done to create an app that supports consortia and academic libraries.