E-book Acquisition: a new seminar

New Seminar for Academic Libraries

The virtual supply chain – buying ebooks for academic libraries

Bar Convent, York

Tuesday 7th July 2009 (Now taken place, comments follow..)

‘Very interesting day and lots of food for thought,’ Excellent and informative day, well done,’ Many thanks for a very interesting day,’ Useful discussions very helpful for networking purposes,’ ‘Breakout sessions were great for sharing and getting everyone involved.’

The papers for this seminar are available to NAG members only and can be viewed here.

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If you attended this seminar but are not a member of NAG, please email the NAG office for the papers

 

and CILIP HQ, London on November 26th

10.30am-4pm, with registration and coffee from 10am

Now taken place comments follow:

‘Very stimulating – the most useful e-book meeting I’ve attended in the last four years. Thank you’

‘Very useful fact-finding event.’

The papers for this seminar are available to NAG members only and can be viewed here

If you have trouble logging in, please contact the NAG office at nag1@btconnect.com

If you attended this seminar but are not a member of NAG, please email the NAG office for the papers

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Find out what your UK colleagues are actually doing now to get ebooks for their users, and how their strategies and workflows are changing over time.

Programme

The day will give an overview of the workflow/supply chain for ebooks – from selection to promotion and monitoring of usage. It will cover current practice in different institutions, and will include input from a consortium. How are libraries finding titles?  Is it practical to allow users greater involvement in what we buy? Can they make the purchase fit into their existing print workflow? Who places the orders? How do they make them available to users?

Part of the day will be a structured discussion in small groups to take advantage of the experience of attendees as well as of speakers, using topics identified by the audience. Take the opportunity to find out how to get around issues you struggle with yourself!

NB Speakers for London

Speakers:

Jackie Harrison – University of Hertfordshire

Sue Hodges – Liverpool John Moores University

Sarah Thompson – University of York

 

Seminar organisers from the NAG Executive Committee:

Ruth Dale, University of Nottingham

Heather Sherman, Dawson Books

Fee – £150 NAG members, £200 non-members (all ex VAT)