Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Introduction to E-Readers for Libraries

Jul 24, 2012 10:00am - Jul 24, 2012 12:00pm
Category: Live Online

This four-hour live online class will be held on July 24-25, 2012. Students must attend both days.
In this four-hour class taught in two, two-hour increments on consecutive days, participants will first examine the history of e-text and free sources for e-content as well as digital rights management. Next we’ll examine the variety of e-readers on the market today as well as the pros and cons of each. On the second day we will discuss ideas for circulating and programming with e-readers and look at examples of libraries with successful e-reader programs.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the basics of digital rights management
  • Be familiar with at least three resources for free e-content
  • Be able to recognize a Barnes and Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle as well as discuss the pros and cons of each
  • Know what needs to be considered in planning to circulate or plan a program with e-readers
Presented by: Lori Reed, Lyrasis
Registration deadline: 07/17/2012
Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.
Non-Member Registration Form

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