With speakers from the library, publishing and legal worlds, the conference set out to explore business models for e-books and to look at the growing influence of patron driven acquisition on library services.
MmITS sponsored two Chartership candidates, Yasmeen Hollenstein and Myra Paterson to attend the conference. To find out about their experiences of the day and impressions of the speakers and issues covered, you can read their interesting reports of the event on the MmITS website.
If you weren’t lucky enough to attend on the day fear not!, a number of the presentations are available on Slideshare;
“We’re doomed” or “don’t panic”?: E-book licence issues by Professor Charles Oppenheim
E-books unbound at University of Glasgow – Power to the users? by Wendy Walker, E-books Manager, University of Glasgow Library
Growing knowledge: the evolution of research by Nora Daly, Digital Curator, British Library
E-books: metadata & patron (demand) driven acquisition by Ken Chad, Ken Chad Consulting Limited
Browse, check-out, download: how South Ayrshire Libraries embraced e-books by Jean Innes, South Ayrshire Libraries
If you have any thoughts about any of the issues covered at the conference we would be very interested to hear them, please comment!