Friday 25th September, 2015
9:30am to 4:30pm
This introductory course is designed to support librarians who are beginning to set up e-book collections. In the last 15+ years, there has been an unprecedented growth in the publishing of e-books with an increasing array of different types available for all sectors. The programme will give you the opportunity to explore different e-books, including a range of commercially-published and free reference works, monographs, textbooks, and fiction. Examples will include individual titles and also collections of e-books, such as those offered by Credo, EBSCO and Browns VLeBooks. The course will also facilitate consideration of the new opportunities e-books offer for librarians and users in academic, public and special library and information services, and will explore some of the significant collection management and promotional issues which challenge library staff.
•an understanding of the nature of e-books
•a familiarity with range of commercially-produced e-books from publishers, aggregators and library suppliers as well as with a range of free e-books
•an appreciation of collection management issues including those associated with business models, licensing, archiving and facilitating access to e-books
•a familiarity with the different ways of promoting awareness and use of e-books.
In addition to talks by the presenters, the course includes practical work. Time is allocated for delegates to explore examples of online e-books in a structured way. The coverage is discussion based and the presenters will respond to your needs while encouraging an exchange of experience.
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25th September 2015