Why Libraries Exist: Transitioning from Print to eBooks
Libraries have historically delivered value to society by facilitating the sharing of books. The library “brand” is built around the building and exploitation of their collections. These collections have been acquired and owned. As ebook readers become the preferred consumption platform for books, libraries are beginning to come to terms with the fact that they don’t own their digital collections, and can’t share books as they’d like to. Yet libraries continue to be valuable in many ways. In this transitional period, libraries need to lose their collection obsession and prioritize their people, places, and community.
Please join us at Digital Odyssey 2011: Ebook (R)evolution for a day of discussion and discovery.
Ebooks continue to be a major topic in the library world – we’ll hear speakers from throughout the library and publishing fields to explore and discuss the challenges and solutions presented by this developing format.
Please save the date – registration will be open soon!
Friday June 10, 2011
Hosted at Ryerson University