Making Progress in Digital Content
Friday, April 8, 2016, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 505-507
A panel of library and publishing experts will provide an update on the library e-book lending market and discuss best ways for libraries to advance access to digital content. Opportunities for building out digital collections, working with self-published authors, assessing use of e-book collections, utilizing e-books in outreach and partnership projects, downloadable vs streaming content, and options for acquiring digital content are among the issues currently being explored. Speakers will talk about current issues and field questions presented from the floor.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Gain a firm grasp of the latest developments with new approaches to providing digital content to patrons. 2: Understand trends within the publishing industry. 3: Be able to make more educated decisions about digital content platforms and strategies for your own library and community.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Low interaction: single speaker/panel with Q&A at the end of the program
Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
Carolyn Anthony is Director of the Skokie Public Library, Illinois. She was President of the Public Library Association 2013-2014, initiating the development of easy-to-use Outcome Measures that could be widely adopted by public libraries throughout the U.S. She has also been involved in leadership development in PLA and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the PLA Leadership Institute. She is the public library Co-Chair of the Digital Content Working Group (DCWG).
Veronda Pitchford, Director, Membership Development and Resource Sharing
Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Burr Ridge, IL
Veronda J. Pitchford is the Director of Membership Development and Resource Sharing for the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). She is the director of the eRead Illinois Axis 360 program, a shared e-book collection for over 400 libraries across Illinois. She is committed to experimentation with the discovery and delivery of self-published, independent and simultaneous use e-book content. She serves as the co-share of the ASCLA Consortial EBook Interest group, which she co-founded.
New York Public Library, New York, NY