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Friday, November 4 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Building eBook Collections for the Long Term: A Charlotte Initiative Update

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By March 2017, the Mellon funded “Principles for Permanent Acquisition of eBooks for Academic Libraries” will produce recommendations for the licensing and acquisition of eBooks.  The goal is to support the ability of academic libraries to build eBook collections for the long term.

At the heart of the project are three core principles proposed for eBook licenses:

  1. Unlimited simultaneous users
  2. No Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  3. Irrevocable perpetual access and archival rights

The UNC Charlotte based Project Team and Working Group of  librarians, consortia, and non-profit publishers collaborates to guide the project.  Please join us for brief updates on research in progress (course use, user experience, licensing terms, ILL, platforms and preservation models, and publisher practices.  Come with your questions and discuss how you can help the project succeed. 

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Alison Bradley

Director, Strategic Initiatives, PALCI
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Steve Cohn

Director, Duke University Press
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Chuck Hamaker

Professor Emeritus, UNC Charlotte
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October Ivins

Principal and Consultant, Ivins eContent Solutions
October was an academic librarian for 20 years at UNC and LSU, and was an executive at two Boston area publishing services dot coms.  She is an independent consultant to publishers and other content providers, associations, libraries, and consortia.  Projects typically include market... Read More →
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Christine Peterson

Engagement & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Amigos Library Services
As part of a team at Amigos Library Services, I manage the SImplyE implementation project. Talk to me if you are interested in either hosting SimplyE for yourselves or having us host the app for your patrons.

Elizabeth Siler

Collection Development Librarian, UNC Charlotte
I am currently the Collection Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte. I manage the acquisition and decision making process for both our print and electronic materials as well as managing the budget. I am especially interested in textbook affordability and open access publishing as... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403