In May 2011, we held the first “eBook Summit”, a strategy session with library staff from all over BC discussing developments in the ebook and e-reader marketplaces and strategies for how libraries might most effectively respond.
One year later, it’s time to get together again. The objective of this second Summit is to share information and best practices. Participants will hear about the latest developments in eBook publishing and distribution, share information about innovative library services built around e-reading, and connect with colleagues from other libraries.
DATE: Friday, June 15
TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (following the BC Libraries Cooperative AGM)
LOCATION: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch (350 West Georgia Street) – Alma van Dusen & Peter Kaye Rooms
The agenda for the day will cover news from CULC (Canadian Urban Libraries Council), developments in the eBook publishing and distribution marketplace, overviews of eBook vendors including Blio, 3M, netLibrary, OverDrive and Freading, and opportunities to share and discuss innovative library e-reader services.
For those who cannot travel to attend the summit, a streaming webcast will also be available. (Note that the webcast will be a one-way live transmission, with no interactive component, and will end at 3:30 pm.)
To participate in person or online, please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2H8QZZS by Friday, June 1.
Note that physical attendance is limited; we may need to limit the number of individuals from any one library if there is more demand than we can accommodate. All BC public library staff with responsibility for, oversight of, or strong interest in e-collections and their implications are welcome to attend.
Thanks to the BC Libraries Cooperative, Vancouver Public Library, and Fraser Valley Regional Library for their sponsorship of webcasting, space and equipment, and refreshments.