The American Library Association has been going full throttle on eBooks for the last few years. They managed to convince a number of major publishers that having their digital content in libraries is a good value proposition. The organization is hosting a virtual town hall meeting October 23 and it will explore emerging subjects in the eBook lending arena, including digital preservation, self-publisher engagement and libraries as publishers.
National advocacy on library eBook lending is one of ALA’s major policy initiatives and success stories during the past two years. ALA members will have the opportunity to join ALA President Barbara Stripling, Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and the leadership of the ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) to learn about ALA eBook activities, plans and future directions. Panelists will provide views on the current digital publishing climate and discuss ways that ALA can better advocate for important library interests.
This virtual session is perfect for libraries who have questions on digital eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video services. You can find out more information and signup today HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.