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Annual e-books conference on Friday 5th September in Glasgow

eBooks-for-RSCSSLIC in conjunction with SCURL and Jisc RSC Scotland present the 13th Annual eBooks Conference on Friday the 5th September at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Early bird booking closes on the 31st July! Book your place here now at: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1743277-rdaczhVOcG

The draft programme for the event is now available.
 
09.30 – Registration, refreshments and exhibition                      
09.50 – Welcome and Introduction to the day. Alison Stevenson, Vice Chair, SCURL
10.00 – Keynote Address:Right to e-read Campaign. Gerald Leitner, EBLIDA
10.40 – eCollection development for Scotland: an Easy approach? Richard Parsons, Wendy Walker & Jeremy Upton,  SCURL
11.20 – eBook Provision in Public Libraries. Christopher Gibson, University of Strathclyde 
11.35 – Refreshments and Exhibitor Showcase 
12.00 – Beyond Vanity: Libraries, eBooks and Self-Published Authors. Maggie Boyd, Leicestershire Library Services
12.25 – The Rise of the Self-publishing Author. Rachel Gregory, Troubador Publishing
12.50 – Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
13.50 – Accessible ebook platforms – promises, plasters and procurement. Alistair McNaught, Jisc Tech Dis
14.30 – The future of academic publishing; continuity or discontinuity? Stephen Pinfield, University of Sheffield School of Information Studies
15.00 – Break
15.15 – The Long History of the (e)Book. Claire Squires, Stirling Centre for International Publishing & Communication
16.00 – The Changing Face of Reading. Panel Discussion by Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland
16.30 – Closing remarks from the Chair

If you are coming to the Conference, let others know at http://lanyrd.com/2014/ebooks14/

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CILIP Scotland special interest group. Find out how developments in Multimedia, Information and Technology are impacting on the library sector.

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