Friday, February 21, 2014

Apr: E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future (ALA)

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, April 7
Requiring no prior knowledge of e-books, this eCourse will sketch in their history while showing you how they function in libraries, exploring issues ranging from file formats to delivery mechanisms and lending policies and what they mean for libraries both now and in the future.
After completing this eCourse, you'll understand
•    basics of how e-books function and their place in the current publishing marketplace
•    how e-books are currently being used in libraries, including circulation and lending policies
•    key issues that librarians are likely to face with e-books in the future
•    e-book distribution models