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 year’s Annual Conference as they discuss the results of a newly-released study on public library patrons’ 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.
Its been an exciting year in copyright law, with important precedents set on fair use and mass digitization, search engines, and what is protected by copyright. Copyright Litigation: The Year in Review (and What’s Coming Next) Monday, June 29, 10:30-11:30, Moscone Convention Center, 2018 West. Corynne McSherry (Electronic Frontier Foundation) will discuss the ways that recent court decisions Georgia State, HathiTrust, Google Books have interpreted fair use and the implications for education, research, and equitable access. McSherry will also explore potential implications, decisions for libraries and their patrons and preview upcoming copyright issues.
A leading panel of library and publishing experts will provide an update on the library ebook lending market and discuss best ways for libraries to advance library access to digital content Making Progress in Digital Content Library, Sunday, June 28, 10:30-11:30am, Moscone Convention Center, 2018 West. Library leaders from ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) will provide insights on the most promising opportunities available to advance library access to digital content, as well as ALA’s efforts to exploit digital content access opportunities. The session features DCWG co-chairs Carolyn Anthony and Erika Linke, along with representatives from Odilo and TotalbooX.
The Internet Archive started by archiving the Web, but now works with hundreds of librarians and partners to create digital collections, both centralized and distributed. Join Internet Archive founder and digital librarian Brewster Kahle when he discusses the challenges of presenting modern materials for each media type Building Libraries 9 Together Saturday, June 27, 10:30-11:30am, Moscone Convention Center, 2007 West.