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ALCTS webinar: Buying Library Materials on the Out-of-Print Book Market

When: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Description: The out-of-print market offers advantages to libraries that are willing to tap into this source of millions of books.  This webinar will explain how the distinctions between the print and out-of-print marketplace are blurring. The presentation will show how the out-of-print market offers potential cost-savings and allows libraries to build retrospective collections, and replace missing items. In some cases, purchasing the out-of-print book may be a cost effective substitute for interlibrary loan.

Presenter: Bob Holley, a Professor of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University, has been involved in the out-of-print book market for the last five years since he co-authored the first statistical study on pricing and availability of out-of-print materials on the Internet. He has run or helped with book sales for four different library organizations.  He is also a small Internet book vendor and can share his insights on selling materials.

A second session on “Maximizing Revenue from Selling Withdrawn Books and Unwanted Gifts” will be presented on October 27, 2010

Date: October 6, 2010

Time: All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

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To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session you wish to attend.

Fees:
Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49
Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate. 

Special package rate for Oct. 6 & 27 webinars:
Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $182
Individuals - ALCTS Members: $62; Non-Members: $82

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate. 

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.