Core Ebooks Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a regular forum for discussion and to meet at Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings. Core represents a large segment of libraries and can be influential with publishers and vendors to benefit libraries and library users as the ebook landscape evolves. Core welcomes any type of library or library agency, as well as consortia, to join this group.

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The Future of the Consortial Ebooks Interest Group

  • 1.  The Future of the Consortial Ebooks Interest Group

    Posted Jun 04, 2020 06:23 AM

    Greetings Ebook Friends,

    By now, many of you have heard the news that the ASGCLA division (Association for Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies) which is the sponsoring division of the Consortial ebook interest group is winding down.  While we're sad that our special division is going away; we are happy to report that plans are underway to transition our Consortial Ebooks Interest Group activities to another ALA division and we are in conversation with a possible new home now.  There we will continue to provide a forum for all who are interested in ongoing conversations about libraries and ebooks.  Stay tuned for more information as planning is still under way!

    For more on the transition of ASGCLA work, see ASGCLA Transitions 2020: 

    For now, we wish to invite you to a Virtual Consortial Ebooks Interest Group meeting this July which will likely be scheduled for right after the ALA Virtual Conference.  We will meet via Zoom and continue our tradition of sharing and planning together. Stay tuned for more details on that. 

    At the meeting, we will provide an update on the transition plans for our interest group and share an agenda with you for that July meeting soon. 

    We hope you can join us!

    Yours in library love,

    Veronda & Steve
    Co-Chairs, ASGCLA Consortial Ebooks Interest Group and