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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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Upcoming Program of Interest and Article

  • 1.  Upcoming Program of Interest and Article

    Posted Sep 15, 2022 08:18 AM

    Hi all,


    This program is likely of interest:


    Collaborating for Access: The Outlook for Library Ebook Legislation, presented by COSLA, DPLA, and ReadersFirst

    Tuesday, September 27, at 1 pm ET

    In this fourth in our Collaborating for Access series of webinars hosted by COSLA, DPLA, and ReadersFirst, we'll look at the recent push for ebook legislation, and what it could mean for patron access to digital content. We'll bring together a panel of librarians and thought leaders to discuss the progress of various legislation efforts, potential ramifications, and what might come next.

    Speakers will include:

    Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University and Co-founder and Board Chair, Library Futures

    Alan Inouye, Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, ALA

    Briana McNamee, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, New York Library Association

    Irene Padilla, Maryland State Librarian

    Please register here.


    PEW also recently featured an article on the topic of library ebooks:


    Librarians and Lawmakers Push for Greater Access to E-Books | The Pew Charitable Trusts (




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