[Web4lib] NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance: Exploring the Possibilities Exposed by Digital Books - Early Bird Discounts through October 12

Cynthia Hodgson chodgson at niso.org
Tue Aug 16 12:16:36 EDT 2011

Register by October 12 to receive the early bird discount for NISO's two-day
forum on The E-Book Renaissance: Exploring the Possibilities Exposed by
Digital Books, to be held on October 24-25 in Baltimore, Maryland. This
forum will probe the key issues surrounding e-books from a variety of
industry, library, scholarly, and consumer viewpoints. Join us and
participate in this community discussion for advancing e-book development,
distribution, and use.


E-books have existed in the library landscape for over a decade, but it is
only in the last few years that their use has shifted to finally become the
game-changer that all have anticipated for so long. Availability,
distribution, licensing, discoverability, current and future access, and
usage of e-books all require content providers and libraries to change many
of their existing processes and develop new ways to do business. Amidst this
confusion is a wealth of opportunities for new collaborations and

NISO educational forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection
of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly
information community and the small size which provides opportunities to
network with speakers and other attendees.

Planned topics include opening and closing keynotes; panel discussions on
publisher and content provider issues and from vendors and platform
providers; discussion of libraries, librarians, and e-books; presentations
on users, patrons, and devices in the hands of users; a review of e-book
standards; roundtable discussions on topics from the new NISO E-book Special
Interest Group; and an Ask Anything session for attendees.


Early bird discounts are available through October 12, 2011. NISO members
receive additional discounts. A student discount is also available. A
complete agenda, registration, and hotel information are available on the
event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/ebooks/

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson at niso.org
Phone: 301-654-2512

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