Session Title

e-Books 411

Description

Learn about how two libraries - Rochester Public Library and Hamline University - manage the e-books that they offer to their user communities. During this hands-on session, we will discuss eBook best practices for a library setting and the challenges and opportunities in offering this type of content.

The Rochester Public Library's OverDrive and NetLibrary digital collections will be demonstrated with the focus on the downloadable ePub ebook format. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to download a digital title from the Rochester Public Library's digital collection and will have a variety of eReaders on hand for demonstration purposes.

Hamline University will also discuss a pilot currently underway where they are using a patron-driven acquisitions strategy for acquiring eBook titles.

Participants are encouraged to bring your own laptop (if available) and/or web-enabled gadget/reader that you want to learn how to use.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • Kim Edson is Head of Readers Services at Rochester Public Library;
  • Brian Lind is Reference/Web Librarian at Rochester Public Library;
  • Frances Singh is the Head of Technical Services at Hamline University;
  • Kate Borowske is Instruction and Reference Librarian at Hamline University's Bush Library.


Start Date

17-3-2011 2:30 PM

End Date

17-3-2011 4:00 PM

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e-Books 411

Learn about how two libraries - Rochester Public Library and Hamline University - manage the e-books that they offer to their user communities. During this hands-on session, we will discuss eBook best practices for a library setting and the challenges and opportunities in offering this type of content.

The Rochester Public Library's OverDrive and NetLibrary digital collections will be demonstrated with the focus on the downloadable ePub ebook format. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to download a digital title from the Rochester Public Library's digital collection and will have a variety of eReaders on hand for demonstration purposes.

Hamline University will also discuss a pilot currently underway where they are using a patron-driven acquisitions strategy for acquiring eBook titles.

Participants are encouraged to bring your own laptop (if available) and/or web-enabled gadget/reader that you want to learn how to use.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • Kim Edson is Head of Readers Services at Rochester Public Library;
  • Brian Lind is Reference/Web Librarian at Rochester Public Library;
  • Frances Singh is the Head of Technical Services at Hamline University;
  • Kate Borowske is Instruction and Reference Librarian at Hamline University's Bush Library.