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Wednesday, November 6 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Off-the-Shelf: E-Book Platforms for Academic Librarians

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The presenters of this pre-conference will elaborate on the current state of e-book platforms in academic libraries from a holistic, experiential perspective and present important research findings discovered while preparing for this pre-conference and a future issue of Against The Grain. The topics covered will include an overview of e-book platforms including technical aspects and business models, lending platforms, aggregator platforms, publisher-specific platforms, and university press platforms. At the end of the session we will reconvene into smaller breakout groups which will enable participants to meet with the presenters individually to pose specific questions. The presenters include a variety of academic librarians and a publisher whose job responsibilities include developing, procuring, promoting and educating users about e-books in academic libraries.


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Audrey Powers

Associate Librarian, University of South Florida
I am an Associate Librarian at the University of South Florida. Currently, I work with students and faculty in The College of The Arts, but in my former life I was a Science librarian. These very different roles have provided me with the unique opportunity to work with researchers... Read More →

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Amy Buhler

Associate Chair, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
I received my Masters degree from UNC - Chapel Hill in 2001. I've held positions as both a medical librarian and now as an engineering librarian. In my professional life I am very interested in how people seek and assess information. My personal passions are cooking, antiquing... Read More →
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Cris Ferguson

Assistant Dean of Libraries / Associate Professor, Murray State University

Mark Johnson

Director, Publisher Relations, HighWire
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Deborah Lenares

Manager, Library Acquisitions and Resource Sharing, Wellesley College
Deborah has worked in libraries since 1996, and is currently Manager of Acquisitions and Resource Sharing at Wellesley College. Her current area of research is the use of and attitudes toward academic ebooks, which complements her earlier research examining the adoption of e-journals... Read More →
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John Novak

Collection Development Strategies Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
John Novak is the head of the Scholarly Communication Initiatives department at UNLV. This department manages Digital Scholarship@UNLV, UNLV's institutional repository, and leads and supports UNLV Libraries scholarly communication and research service efforts. He has published articles... Read More →
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Trey Shelton

E-Resources Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
I am the E-Resources & Acqusitions Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. I have been with the Smathers Libraries since 2010, and in my current role since 2012. I received my MLS from the University of South Florida in 2009. My primary research... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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