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ALCTS e-Forum: eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t

November 13-14, 2018

Moderated by Heather Shipman, Xiaoyan Song

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Managing ever-increasing numbers of ebooks has always been a challenge. The rapidly changing landscape of the ebooks market complicates this, but also brings opportunities to improve our management systems. What works, what doesn't? Come and join us to share your experience and hear others!


This e-Forum will focus on the following topics:


Heather Shipman is Cornell University Library’s eBook acquisitions and management specialist, coordinator for the eBook ordering team, and a member of the e-resources troubleshooting team; she gave two ER&L 2018 presentations in these fields. She advocates for increased patron privacy and decreased data collection of individuals’ e-resource usage, and will be part of a related panel at the Charleston 2018 conference.

Xiaoyan Song is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the Monographs Unit in the Acquisition and Discovery Department at NCSU Libraries. She leads the library’s ERM Committee and is a member of the license team. She enjoys troubleshooting eBook access issues and is passionate about exploiting tools to improve e-resource workflows. She has given presentations on eBooks and ERM tools at several conferences including NASIG, ER&L and Charleston and has several publications on eBooks.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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