At the National E-book Summit hosted by ASCGLA during the ALA 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, a number of themes provided structure for participants’ discussion of how best to ensure the connection between users and the e-books they seek. As noted in the final report of that Summit, suggested areas for cross-sector collaboration included licensing models, accessibility, metrics, support for systems interoperability, and issues associated with unobtainable materials.
Where does the information community stand today in furthering a robust strategy for e-books? Where are emerging opportunities for the various stakeholders? What are the practical challenges? Attend the twelfth NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape forum to hear from a spectrum of industry practitioners on the collaborative efforts underway to ensure that your patrons are making the right connections to e-book content they seek.
Attendees of the four-hour event will benefit from discussions of the following:
• User Needs and Concerns
• Established Ebook Standards and What’s Coming
• The Ebook Supply Chain
• Ensuring and Supporting Accessibility for All
• Assessing Usage for Reading, Research and Reference
• Enabling System Interoperability
• Monitoring Costs
• Licensing, Lending, and Digital Rights Management
• Collaborating with Publishing and Library Partners
Technology has the promise of improving the user’s reading experience in the digital age. Attend this event and engage with a spectrum of industry professionals and organizations, each deeply invested in the production, discovery, and use of ebook materials.
ALA Unit/Subunit: UNO
Meeting Type: Exhibitor Session