[Libs-Or] ALA defines new ebook goals

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 12:17:46 PDT 2013


ALA defines new ebook goals
Posted on October 28, 2013 by Jazzy Wright

<http://www.ala.org/groups/committees/special/ala-dcwg>Nearly 700
librarians, publishers and media representatives participated in the
American Library Association's first Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks last week.
As part of the virtual town hall, several key ALA leaders discussed efforts
made to advocate for library interests in the publishing world. View the
archived town hall.<https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=7655507&rKey=c45a201af15c337e>

Representatives on the robust leadership panel included ALA President
Barbara Stripling, ALA Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan, ALA
Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels and ALA Office for Information
Technology Policy Director Alan S. Inouye. Additionally, leaders from the ALA
Digital Content Working
participated on the panel, including DCWG co-chairs Sari Feldman,
executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, and Robert
Wolven, associate university librarian of Columbia University.

As part of the town hall, leaders explored:

   - digital preservation
   - reader accessibility
   - self-publisher engagement
   - libraries as publishers

Watch the virtual town hall


*Diedre Conkling**
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