Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University, spoke about access models for eBooks, specifically with mobile devices and dedicated eReaders. Lisa spoke about barriers to access stating that restrictive DRM, licensing, and incompatible formats are all barriers to accessibility of eBooks. Â Additionally, devices all have different loading options. Librarians have to understand DRM, formats, and compatibility between devices in order to assist their patrons.
Lisa suggested we visit the M-Libraries site, where librarians are sharing their knowledge about ebooks and mobile access. Â She also recommended a post from Stephen’s Lighthouse where he lists several sites that compare eBook readers. Continue reading Charleston Conference, eBook Access Models and Technology
On Wednesday, November 3rd the 30th Annual Charleston Conference will begin with a series of pre-conferences.Â One of them is called E-everything: Putting it All Together.Â Details of the program and speakers are listed below.Â If you are interested in attending, you can register online.
E-Everything: Putting it All Together
Electronic resources continue to flood the library marketplace at a staggering rate and there is no turning back now.Â Libraries are making an effort to accommodate the influx of electronic content while budgets and staffing levels continue to diminish. Publishers are undergoing a paradigm shift, trying to maintain traditional publishing models while experimenting with born digital content.
This full day pre-conference will discuss the current state of electronic resources from both the library and publishing perspectives and offer insight into the E-Everything future. Some of the current issues that will be addressed include access, content integration, technology, and discoverability.Â Presentations by librarians and vendors will update you, challenge your thinking, stimulate questions and generate discussion.Â Attendees will gain knowledge of the market and get ideas for plugging into the latest and the greatest information technologies for electronic content. Continue reading E-Everything: Putting it All Together, A Charleston Preconference
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