May 28, 2015

TDS11: Ebook Summit 2011


On October 12, 2011, Library Journal and School Library Journal presented our second virtual summit on ebooks and their role in the future of libraries. Ebooks: The New Normal, brought together librarians, vendors and publishers, and industry experts and offered keynote presentations as well as three tracks designed for public, academic, and K-12 libraries to discuss how libraries are leveraging the ebook opportunity to improve service and reach more users than ever before.

Public librarians shared successful ebook initiatives and discussed how ebooks will transform public libraries. Academic librarians presented how they are mastering the transition, from patron driven acquisition to discovery to faculty adoption, while school librarians learned about with working ebook models on the building, district, regional and state levels. On the live event day there was discussion and networking, and attendees were able to visit the exhibits and attend vendor webcasts.


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Our keynote speaker, celebrated author M.T. Anderson (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, winner of the National Book Award, Feed a National Book Award Finalist and Boston Globe–Horn Book winner), delivered a video presentation that explored ebooks from an author’s point of view. The day ended with an exciting Pecha Kucha event, featuring authors and illustrators whose work has made the digital shift, including Lawrence Block, Donald Crews, Gregory Maguire and Karin Slaughter.
  • Forward-thinking keynote, talks and panel discussions
  • Presentations focusing on current best practices for library ebook collections
  • Evolving ‘models’ for digital book and media content discovery and delivery
  • Discussion on how the digital shift will require new service models
  • Relevant research on ebook penetration and adoption by libraries and millions of library users
  • Valuable information from our exhibitors including cutting edge library vendors
  • An after-summit Pecha Kucha* event featuring noted authors and publishers

*Eight participants will each give a seven minute Power Point presentation consisting of 20 images with 21 seconds per image.

Archives to our Virtual Summit forum provide the same access to the live event, minus the live chats with other attendees and exhibitor interaction. You will have access to all presentations, information and handouts that were available at the show, including the Resource Center where you can easily collect and save materials for future reference.
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