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Room Number and Zoom Link for Ebook Friday

  • 1.  Room Number and Zoom Link for Ebook Friday

    Posted May 11, 2022 02:19 PM

    Hi all,


    Ebook Friday will go on.  It is Friday, June 24th.  See below for the times of various sessions and a brief agenda.


    The room number is Washington Convention Center, 152A.


    Here is a Zoom link for those of you attending virtually.  I'm not sure I'll have access to a large screen for us to view people online, but we'll have equipment so that you should be able to see the room, hear conversations, and have your comments heard.


    Michael Blackwell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


    Topic: ALA Ebooks Interest Group Sessions

    Time: Jun 24, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


    Join Zoom Meeting



    Meeting ID: 985 3985 9323

    Passcode: 553425


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    Meeting ID: 985 3985 9323

    Passcode: 553425


    9:30 - 10:30:  Ebooks Interest Group (Everyone welcome-publishers, vendors, librarians of course-for a wide-ranging discussion of trends and concerns in the library digital content. If we have time, we will ask attendees to talk about interesting new developments at their libraries.) 

    10:45 - 11:45:  Consortial Ebooks Interest Meeting (By popular demand, a forum for discussion of issues specifically related to use of digital content in consortiums)

    1:00 – 2:00:  Palace (The latest news about the Palace library digital content app, perhaps demos of functionality)

    2:15 – 3:15:  SimplyE (The latest news about the SimplyE library digital content app, perhaps demos of functionality)

    3:30 – 4:30: Library Futures (If you are not familiar with Library Futures, this will be an interesting session-updates and discussion of controlled digital lending, a review of state ebook bills/laws and advice about formulating a bill, and a review of 1st year accomplishments.)




    Michael Blackwell

    Director, St Mary's County Library

    23630 Hayden Farm Lane

    Leonardtown, MD 20650

    301-475-2151 x5013

    Cell phone:  301-904-3048


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