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ALCTS to sponsor preconference on electronic monographs (Karen Muller) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 11 May 1999 16:02 UTC

Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 10:26:25 -0500
From: Karen Muller <kmuller@ALA.ORG>
Subject: ALCTS to sponsor preconference on electronic monographs
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  ****  Advanced Registration Deadline is May 21! ****

"Bringing e-Monographs into the Digital Library" sponsored by the
Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), will
be held Friday, June 25, as a preconference to the American Library
Association Annual Conference in New Orleans. The registration
deadline is May 21.

The preconference will explore issues related to the incorporation of
eMonographs/eBooks into the digital library.  The presenters will
define the eMonograph/eBooks; identify the significance of the
eMonograph/eBook in the digital library; address key issues related to
the selection, acquisition, organization, licensing, copyright,
preservation, and perpetual access of the eMonogrpah/eBook from the
librarian's perspective; and address key issues of importance to
librarians and publishers in relation to the licensing and pricing of
the eMonograph/eBook.

The preconference is designed for librarians and associate university
librarians who are implementing or planning to integrate
eMonographs/eBooks in their digital libraries, publishers, university
press leaders, system librarians and other librarians interested in
the development of policies related to eMonographs/eBooks.

The moderator of the preconference is Lynn Silipigni Connaway,
netLibrary, Inc. The speakers include: Camila Alire, Colorado State
University; Jerry Campbell, University of Southern California; Terry
Noreault, OCLC, Inc.; Chris Pooley, President, ModernAge Books, Brian
Stern, netLibrary, Inc.,and Kate Wittenberg, Columbia University

To register online, visit;
download and complete the form. Registration fees are $115 for ALCTS
members, $165 for ALA members and $215 for nonmembers.  Completed
registration form with payment (credit card only) should be sent to:
American Library Association, Dept. #77-6565, Chicago, IL 60678-6565;
or fax - completed form to 312-944-7841.  Whether mailed or faxed,
forms should be sent only once to avoid duplication.  For more
information, contact Yvonne A. McLean at or