2012 Virtual Conference – eBooks: Benefitis, Challenges, and the Future

Join us for an exciting one-day online conference as five nationally-and internationally-known speakers discuss wide-ranging aspects of the growing impact of eBooks on libraries. Brought to you by the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN).

10 AM
Frankenbooks and the Future of eBooks: An Ongoing Challenge
Stephen Abram
Do e-books change everything or are they just the same as print? Not by a long shot. What are the opportunities and what enhancements might we expect? Is this the final straw for libraries or the biggest opportunity since the web?. More…

11 AM
Getting the Most from Your eBook Readers: Tips and Tricks
Chad Mairn
New examples of electronic reading material — e-books, e-magazines, e-textbooks — are appearing every day as well as devices and software to read them on. More…

12 Noon
eTextbooks: The Shift to Digital — New Models for Course Distribution
Nik Osborne, J.D.
As educational materials become widely available in digital format there is ongoing pressure to develop distribution models that will properly serve members of higher education. More…

1 PM
Lunch Break

2 PM
Swimming Upstream: Collection Development Issues and eContent
Jamie LaRue
There are four new streams of digital content. Douglas County (CO) Libraries has been an early explorer of these rivers that wind always closer to the source. More…

3 PM
Ebook Licensing and Access — Now and the Future
Sue Polanka
This session will analyze the barriers to eBook lending models currently available for libraries. More…

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

Please register on the SWFLN CE Calendar at

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