The E-book Elephant in the Room: Determining What’s Relevant and Effective for Your Patrons & Making Effective Decisions for Your Future E-collection

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 8:00am to 10:00am
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Speaker: Anne Silvers Lee, Free Library of Philadelphia
Speaker: Heather A. McCormack
Speaker: Linda Di Biase, Collection Development Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle
Speaker: Sue Polanka, Wright State University

Faced with growing e-collections, more interesting e-content from publishers and a struggle to balance our materials budgets, how do we make good decisions about e-collections content? How do we evaluate the success of e-books when many of these patrons never darken the doors of our library building? How do we gain the valuable patron feedback beyond download statistics? What support issues arise around use of the collections, are the vendor platforms reliable, and what e-formats are most in demand? Hear how representatives from both public and academic libraries are measuring the success and challenges of their e-book collections.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 1:15am PDT
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As reflected above, this program will now take place in ACC-204B. This change is due to the large interest in this program topic. Arrive early to guarantee a seat!