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October 25, 2010
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

We  are having a board meeting in room 200B (second fl) of Scott Library at Thomas Jefferson from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  This session will have WebEx conferencing for remote members.  As a thank you for all your hard work, a special dinner will be provided from Garces Trading Co.

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Register now to view the MLA webcast ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library, discuss the implications (2.5 CEs), and enjoy a wine & cheese reception with your colleagues!

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Date
Wednesday, November 10
Registration closes Friday, November 5

Agenda
Eastern Time
1:30 – 2:00 Registration
2:00 – 3:30 Webcast
3:30 – 4:00 Wrap-around discussion (2.5 CEs)
4:00 – 6:00 Wine & Cheese Reception

Location
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Alumni Hall, room 207
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Map, directions & parking information

Cost
$15 Members MLA/SLA
$35 Non-Members
$10 Students/Retirees/Between Jobs

Goal
The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with electronic books and the associated collection management issues related to various platforms, pricing models, licensing agreements, term of ownership, resource management and access methods so that they have the knowledge to make informed decisions which will best serve their constituents.

Program Objectives

  • provide an overview of electronic books management in the health sciences library environment,
  • highlight considerations to be made in the purchase of e-books, such as choosing a platform; individual titles versus packages; licensing issues; pricing models; terms of ownership; and site license versus concurrent users, and
  • offer a discussion of related management issues for e-book collections, such as cataloging, providing subject lists and title lists, offering federated searching, and collecting usage statistics.
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