[Eril-l] eBooks and the Academic Library Market : The Charlotte Initiative Open Conference

Siler, Elizabeth esiler3 at uncc.edu
Thu Jan 12 11:07:47 PST 2017

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eBooks and the Academic Library Market: The Charlotte Initiative Open
Conference March 9 and 10, 2017

The landscape of eBooks in the academic library market is rapidly evolving,
with many moving pieces to explore. Over the past two years, through
research and collaboration, the Mellon-funded Charlotte Initiative has
examined the current library market and looked toward the future of
eBooks.  We are exploring how permanent eBook access in support of
traditional academic usage can be achieved.  We invite you to join this
conversation and learn more about our research at our free conference: eBooks
and the Academic Library Market: The Charlotte Initiative Open Conference.

Location: UNC Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, NC

Hosted by J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte

Topics to be discussed include:


   eBook licensing for academic libraries: challenges and opportunities

   Business models to support permanent ownership and perpetual access[

   eBooks and the user experience

   Role of libraries and eBooks in textbook affordability efforts

   Short-term eBook hosting and long-term preservation strategies

   Overall snapshot of the academic eBook market landscape

Offerings include workshops, panels, and informational sessions that bring
together librarians, university press representatives, consortial leaders,
bookstore representatives, and other stakeholders interested in a future
that allows permanent access to eBooks for acquisition and collections.
Each day will we begin with exciting perspectives from one of our two
keynote speakers, who were selected for their broad and deep experience in
a range of roles within scholarly communication:

John Unsworth, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of

Amy Brand, Director, MIT Press

Click here for information about the conference and to register!

The conference has no registration fee, but attendees are responsible for
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If you can’t attend locally, live streaming of portions of the conference
will also be available, and all sessions will be recorded.  If you plan to
view any or all of the conference streaming, please register for streaming
access. We request that no more than two people from the same institution
register at this time to ensure a diverse mix of participants.

Note about location: We are aware that legislation decisions made by the
North Carolina state government in 2016 restrict the ability for some
individuals interested in attending our conference to travel to the
state. After
much consideration and review of alternative locations, the decision was
made to hold the open conference in Charlotte, NC, as originally proposed
and budgeted. This decision was not made lightly. We will be providing
virtual programming for those who will not be travelling to Charlotte but
are interested in the important conversations on eBook acquisition over the
2-day conference.
Elizabeth Siler, MLIS | Collection Development Librarian
UNC Charlotte | Atkins Library
9201 University City Blvd.| Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-1372 | Fax: 704-678-0890
esiler3 at uncc.edu | http://www.uncc.edu
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