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MLA Webcast - ABC's of E-books

The University of Minnesota's Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the Medical Library Association's educational webcast, "ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library" on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

As part of this programming, the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota is facilitating a pre-webcast session and lunch in conjunction with the webcast.

11:30 - Lunch, sponsored by the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota.
12:00 - Pre-webinar session with panel speakers
1:00-2:30 - Webcast presentation

To register, please contact Anne Beschnett at besch015@umn.edu by Monday, November 8th. Please indicate whether or not you will be joining us for lunch (and if you would like to request a vegetarian meal) and the pre-webcast session.

The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with electronic books and the associated collection management issues related to various platforms, pricing models, licensing agreements, term of ownership, resource management and access methods so that they have the knowledge to make informed decisions which will best serve their constituents.

Program Objectives
-provide an overview of electronic books management in the health sciences library environment.
-highlight considerations to be made in the purchase of e-books, such as choosing a platform; individual titles versus packages; licensing issues; pricing models; terms of ownership; and site license versus concurrent users, and
-offer a discussion of related management issues for e-book collections, such as cataloging, providing subject lists and title lists, offering federated searching, and collecting usage statistics.

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

If you have any questions, please do no hesitate to contact me.

Hope to see you at the webcast!

Anne Beschnett
Liaison and Outreach Librarian
Bio-Medical Library
University of Minnesota
314 Diehl Hall
505 Essex St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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