Programs 2011-2012

E-Readers for E-Books: Options for Libraries

Anaheim Public Library Central Branch
Thursday, June 21, 2012   1:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Heading to ALA this June? Wondering just what to do (or *not* to do) with e-books, and e-reader devices that seem to proliferate every 2.5 seconds? Then spend an afternoon with the Southern California Technical Processes Group as we take on the issues surrounding e-readers and e-books.

The adoption of e-reading devices and e-books in libraries presents a number of challenges, including implementation, selection, management, use, and access. This workshop will provide an overview of the current landscape of devices, platforms, and issues related to the adoption and implementation of e-readers and e-books, with speakers from academic and public libraries, as well as e-book vendors.

Michele Potter, Engineering Librarian, UC Riverside
Shirley Quan and Donna Watkins, Orange County Public Libraries
Neil Sorensen, Ebrary
Kevin Coon, OverDrive

Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) Workshop

Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) has been identified as a model to meet users’ demands while potentially saving thousands of dollars in purchasing costs. If you are interested in learning more about how PDA works, how to implement it at your library, how others have implemented it at their libraries, or looking to add a different vendor or format of PDA to your library, then this workshop is for you! Library representatives will present their experiences with print or electronic PDA at their library – the what, why, and how’s – while YBP representatives will provide the vendor’s perspective in setting up a PDA program at your library.

Charles Hillen & Glenn Johnson-Grau, Loyola Marymount University
Mary Woodley, Cal State University, Northridge
Germaine Wadeborn, UCLA
Joan Thompson & Barbara Kawecki, YBP

Date:                Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Location:          William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite (3rd floor) Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

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