Sarah Houghton to facilitate new ALA TechSource Workshop on e-books and access
For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/24/2011 - 13:30
Contact: Dan Freeman
CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values with Sarah Houghton.
As more e-reader owning patrons look to borrow e-books from your library, you face a mind-numbing array of business models, licensing terms, restrictions and enforcement practices. Co-writer of the “eBook User’s Bill of Rights,” Sara Houghton keeps a close eye on the fine print. In this two-part workshop, she will help you navigate through e-book acquisition and collection development with library values as your compass.
- Review of the various for-profit, non-profit and free sources for e-books
- Critical licensing terms to consider when acquiring e-books
- The evolving notion of the e-book
- How library e-book services can be guided by library values
Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates. The workshop consists of two 90-minute sessions that take place at 2 p.m. EST/1 p.m. CST/12 p.m. MST/11 a.m. PST on Wednesdays, Dec. 7th and 14th, 2011.
Sarah Houghton is the assistant director for the San Rafael Public Library. She writes about library technology, copyright, virtual services and library instruction at her well-known blog, Librarian in Black. In 2009, Sarah was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Trendspotter and is the author of Technology Training in Libraries. Houghton presents worldwide about the intersection of technology and libraries.
ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.
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