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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.  ALA Preview

    Posted Jun 13, 2022 01:40 PM

    Hi all,


    Some sessions of note for the upcoming ALA Annual!


    E-Books Interest Group

    Friday, June 24, 2022

     8:00am – 4:00pm

     Location: Washington Convention Center, 152A



    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.)


    Zoom attendance available:

    Topic: ALA Ebooks Interest Group Sessions

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


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    Meeting ID: 985 3985 9323

    Passcode: 553425


    Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry

    Saturday, June 25, 2022

     1:00pm – 2:00pm

     Location: Washington Convention Center, 145B



    4th Annual DPLA hosted Ebook Innovation Lighting Round

    Saturday, June 25, 2022

     2:30pm – 3:30pm

     Location: Washington Convention Center, 158A-B


    Advocacy for Digital Books: Where are We and Where are We Going?

    Monday, June 27, 2022

     8:30am – 10:00am

     Location: Washington Convention Center, 146A

    Digital Experience  This one will be live-streamed

    Much is happening in library digital book advocacy. Maryland's new law was challenged in federal district court and New York's governor vetoed a bill that passed overwhelmingly in the N.Y. legislature, with legislation proceeding in several other states. Meanwhile, efforts for improved data are underway as well as industry developments with Amazon and others. Learn about the current state of library digital books and directions for the coming months-and the implications for your library.


    Hope to see you, either in-person or via Zoom (when Zoom is possible).




    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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