Thursday, November 03, 2005

Library Journal Webcast on Ebooks in Academic Libraries

Library Journal is offering a free webcast about ebooks in academic and
research libraries: eBooks Take the Ivory Tower. This promises to be
an exciting and informative event, and there is no travel time or
expense for you to attend.

It will begin on Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, 1:00 Central, noon Mountain, and 11:00 a.m. Pacific.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required at the
following URL.

http://web1.media.globix.net/client/lj/2005_1115/launch.htm

This one-hour round-table discussion will feature three experts on the
current scene and future trends in the academic ebook movment:
Warren Holder from the University of Toronto,
Suzanne Weiner from North Carolina State University,
Jim Mouw from the University of Chicago.

Francine Fialkoff from Library Journal will be the host, and Tom
Peters, will facilitate the discussion.

Several broad topical areas will be discussed, including:

Trends in publishing and pricing models and agreement terms
Enhancements to ebooks that improve and expand usability
Acceptance and use by different disciplines and demographic groups
Managing ebook collections and the electronic/print book
relationship
Impact of massive digitization projects, such as Google Library and
the Open Content Alliance

Library Journal is organizing this online event as the inaugural
program in their new URLearning series. The topics of future online events
in the URLearning series will be announced soon.

Thomson Gale and ABC-CLIO are the sponsors of this November 15th
kickoff event.

The URL for more information is:
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6271543.html

Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be some online Q&A time with
the panelists.