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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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  • 1.  Ebooks Turn 50

    Posted Jun 30, 2021 03:19 PM



    I got an email from Piotr of EbookFriendy (in Warsaw, Poland) asking if we going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ebook.


    I didn't have any such plans for this group, but I thought some of you might find some links he provided fun:


    Here's his list of the 50 facts from the history of ebooks and audiobooks, including some that are lesser known:


    Here is his infographic celebrating the 50th Anniversary:


    Happy anniversary, ebooks, and thanks, Piotr!  For libraries today, it is vital that we work to make sharing digital content more sustainable and easy to access and enjoy for ALL readers, taking advantage of the great capacity of digital to serve accessibility needs. May we all be a part of making the next 50 years even better than the past.




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