Heads up: At this half-day event on June 13th in New York City, experts from various book and media companies — among them HarperCollins, TED, Copyright Clearance Center, Audiam, and Ingenta — will highlight cutting-edge strategies to help book professionals, including agents, publishers, and ebook providers, maximize their IP and grow their rights business. The price of the standard ticket is $125; interested participants may register for the conference here. Group sales and discounts are available.
Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grand Hall, NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Sq. South
New York, NY Continue reading Rights & Content in the Digital Age — A Publishing Perspectives event on June 13
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has announced that it’s looking for next year’s location for its annual two-day event focused on discussions, workshops, and fun events related to ebooks, education, technology, libraries, and, as written on their site, “creative use of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.” This year’s event took place in mid April and was hosted by National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.
The deadline for institutions interested in hosting (or co-hosting) in 2017 is fast approaching (June 7th), so universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and others, are encouraged to apply here.
DPLA is exactly the kind of initiative NSR supports, encourages, and commends. This magnificent platform/portal, freely available to the world, enables “new and transformative uses of digitized cultural heritage.” Those who need a crash course on how DPLA is making the world a better place may watch this introductory video. Other details about the application process below. Continue reading Who will host DPLAfest 2017? Those interested have two weeks left to apply
E-Books and Digital Content events at the upcoming ALA Conference, from the ALA What’s Happening Document:
Join a panel of Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and ALA leaders at this yearâ€™s Annual Conference as they discuss the results of a newly-released study on public library patronsâ€™ use of digital content. At Digital Content in Public Libraries: What Do Patrons Think? panelists will discuss the results of the study, designed to provide insight into how readers interact with e-books in a library environment. Sunday, June 28, 3:00-4:00pm, Moscone Convention Center, 131 North. Continue reading Ebooks and Digital Content events at the ALA Conference
The American Library Associationâ€™s (ALA)Â annual conferenceÂ is right around the corner, so we here at the DPLA have pulled together a nifty little schedule of talks, panels, and presentations that feature members of our staff, Board, Committees, and Hubs. Sessions involving DPLA staff are markedÂ [S], while sessions involving Board, Committee, or Hub members are marked withÂ [A], for â€˜affiliateâ€™.
FEATURED DPLA EVENTS
SATURDAY, JUNEÂ 27
[S]Â Knight Foundation Grantee Demo Booth, Day #1
2:00 PM â€“ 3:00 PM / Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Booth 3731
Connect withÂ DPLA staffers at the Knight Foundation Grantee Demo Booth on Monday, June 29 from 10 AM â€“ 11 AM.
Participants:Â Dan Cohen (DPLA Executive Director), Emily Gore (DPLA Director for Content), Amy Rudersdorf (DPLA Assistant Director for Content)
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Register for this free webinar by clicking on the date below.
February 05, 2015, Boston, Oxford — Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, is pleased to announce a new webinar for librarians: Designing Assignments for Information Literacy and Library Instruction. Two sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00PM EST, and Thursday, February 12 at 10:00 AM EST.
The webinar will offer tools and best practices to help librarians to both improve studentsâ€™ research skills and better collaborate with faculty. The session is a follow up to Credoâ€™s Instructional Design Best Practices session from September 2014. Continue reading Free webinar from Credo – Designing Assignments for Information Literacy and Library Instruction
DPLAfest 2015 â€” April 17-18, 2015
DPLAfest 2015â€”our second celebration of all-things DPLAâ€”will take place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis.
The two-day public event, set to coincide with DPLAâ€™s second birthday, will bring hundreds of people from our large and growing community of librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and members of the public to Indianapolis, Indiana for interactive workshops, hackathons, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and so much more.Â DPLAfestÂ will appealÂ to librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and members of the public alike who are interested in anÂ engaging mix of discussion-oriented workshops and hands-on activities.
Area institutions serving as co-hosts include theÂ Indianapolis Public LibraryÂ (Central), theÂ Indiana State Library, theÂ IUPUI University Library, and theÂ Indiana Historical Society.
You can keep up to date about DPLAfest 2015 by subscribing to our news list, bookmarking our news and blog feed, or following us on Twitter and Facebook. See you in April 2015!
If you are interested in becomingÂ a DPLAfest corporate or institutional sponsor, please contact Rachel Frick, Business Development Director.
Webinar, January 14th at 1 p.m. EST.Â Register here.
Library digital content lending has come a long way. Aggregators, authors, libraries, and publishers have all had to adapt to new, and sometimes not so desirable, business models. It is time for libraries to take matters into their own hands with alternative solutions.
Join renowned speaker, Jamie LaRue, as he discusses innovative and emerging technologies for digital content management. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of digital content issues, along with recognizing the benefits of using a new content management approach.
While all are encouraged to attend, this webinar is ideal for those involved with consortiums, state library agencies, and public library acquisitions and technical services. Learn more.
Register for this free webinar co-sponsored by Rourke Educational Media and School Library Journal.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) â€“An expert panel of educators will analyze how using technology, understanding informational text, and improving literacy are keys to keeping K-8 school libraries relevant for teachers and students as part of a webcast set for Tuesday, Nov. 4.
â€œKeeping K-8 Libraries Relevantâ€ â€“ co-sponsored by Rourke Educational Media and School Library Journalâ€“ is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT. The webcast panelists will examine how to:
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MCHENRY, Ill., Oct. 2, 2014 â€“ The fourth annual Follett Challenge, which will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students, launches its 2014-15 contest Monday, Oct. 6.
â€œOur contestâ€™s new tagline, â€˜Follett Challenge â€“ Empowering Innovationâ€™ speaks to the idea that weâ€™re not just rewarding innovative educators, but empowering them to share their stories and do more,â€ said Tom Schenck, president, Follett School Solutions. â€œDoing more with less is another theme we consistently see from the schools, and it is an ongoing source of pride for Follett to reward these passionate educators with resources to do even more.â€
Continue reading 4th annual Follett Challenge – Empowering Innovation – launched