News You Can Use
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, LITA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Join the Digital Public Library of America for an update on their ebook work, including the DPLA Exchange, Openbookshelf, and SimplyE. The update will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the evolving technology of the book. What do technological advances portend for literacy and knowledge? What are the cultural, technological, and commercial factors influencing the book’s future? How will the future of the book play out in education, scholarship, libraries, and publishing? How will ebook and other digital devices impact the growth of self-publishing? And, what is the role for libraries in maximizing access and use of digital books?