E-content at ALA Midwinter: The Place to Be!

Some informative sessions on e-books and e-content in general are happening at ALA Midwinter. If you are going to be there and are interested in digital content, check out the following.  Learn about the latest developments of SimplyE, the "one app to rule them all," and the LEAP partnership that is launching it. The Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) consortial e-books group is a great way to keep up news and to make a difference. ALA Digital Content Working Group is exploring ways ALA can make a difference in digital content for libraries. Listen to Anthony Marx's visionary thoughts on how libraries can help shape the digital future, learn how the Open eBooks app is helping to bridge the digital divide, or join the cause and "Collude! Resist! Collaborate!" on "Ebook Strategies for the Modern Revolutionary." It's wealth of digital information brought to you in real-time non-virtual reality.  Be there!     

      Friday, January 20

Meeting: SimplyE for Consortia Advisory Group

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Location: Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Room B216

Meeting: Open content discussion (OPEN)

Time: 10:30-12:00

Location: Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Room B216

Description: Unstructured discussion for people working on open access collections

Meeting: ASCLA Consortial Interest Ebook Group

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

Location: Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Room B216

Saturday, January 21

Meeting: LEAP Partners

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Atlanta-Fulton Central Library

Proposed Agenda

Meeting: ALA Digital Content Working Group

Time:  4:40 – 6:30 PM

Location: Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Room A303


Sunday, January 22

Presentation: Charting Libraries’ Digital Futures: A Conversation with New York Public Library’s Anthony W. Marx

Participants: Anthony Marx, NYPL

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Room A411/A412b

Presentation: "Bridging the Digital Divide with Open eBooks"

Participants: Michelle Bickert, DPLA; James English, NYPL; Baker & Taylor; Clever

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Location: TBD

Panel: Collude! Resist! Collaborate! Ebook Strategies for the Modern Revolutionary

Participants: Veronda Pitchford, RAILS; Paula MacKinnon, Califa; Steve Spohn, MLS

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: TBD