[Web4lib] "The Future of E-textbooks: A Symposium on the Influence of E-textbooks on Academic Life"

gerrymck gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 13:38:57 EDT 2011

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"The Future of E-textbooks" will consider various questions about teaching,
learning, and technology, as well as the economics and future business
models of the e-textbook market. Organizers say the arrival of Smart Boards,
personal computers, and wireless printers has begun to change the way that
students interact with faculty and academic content. In addition, the recent
arrival of e-readers, tablet PCs, and smart phones may bring with it the end
of printed textbooks.


The symposium will also feature a panel discussion with U-M faculty
instructors doing innovative work with electronic course materials, and
another with a group of U-M students who are participating in an e-textbook
pilot project in one of their courses.

Friday, March 18th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM
(Refreshments and lunch provided by Elsevier)

University of Michigan - Central Campus
Palmer Commons
917 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Bryan Skib, Associate University Librarian for Collections, University of
Michigan Library & Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director for Science &
Technology Books, Elsevier: Welcome & Opening Remarks

Maria Bonn, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of
Michigan Library: Responding to the Changing Textbook Terrain at the
University of Michigan

Stephen Acker, Associate Professor, Ohio State University | Research
Director, eTextOhio Project: Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons: Creating
new business models for digital textbook delivery that serve publisher,
librarian, bookstore, faculty and student requirements

Natsuko Nicholls, Research Area Specialist Associate, MPublishing,
University of Michigan Library: Michigan Textbook Study and Pilot: A
Research Perspective

Ken Brooks, Senior Vice President, Global Production and Manufacturing
Services, Cengage Learning:
The New Textbook: Moving Beyond Paper

Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Product Management for ScienceDirect, Elsevier:
There's an App for That!  Empowering the Community for Better Outcomes

Panel Discussions

University of Michigan Faculty/Instructor Panel

Moderated by Scott Dennis, Humanities Librarian and Coordinator, Core
Electronic Resources at the University Library

Join us for a discussion with three instructors at UM doing innovative work
with electronic course materials.   Learn how they developed their own
course textbooks, incorporate electronic texts into the curriculum and their
vision for e-textbooks.

Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics

Brenda Gunderson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics

Chris Gerben, Graduate Student Instructor / Graduate Teaching Consultant,
Department of English Language and Literature

University of Michigan Student Panel
Moderated by Jennifer Green, Manager of SAND, Government Information & Maps
at the University Library

Current UM students will talk about their use of e-textbooks for courses,
including their likes and dislikes, as well as their perspective on what
would make e-textbooks viable in the future.

Links To Sources / FREE Registration / And Embedded Links Available At

[ http://bit.ly/fDceKd ]

BTW-1 : Do Visit Other Postings In My _DT > Digital Textbooks_ Blog At

[ http://bit.ly/fDceKd ]

>>> DT Is Devoted To Documenting Significant Initiatives That Relate To Any
And All Aspects Of Digital Textbooks, Most Notably Their Use In Higher
Education <<<

To date I have posted several dozen items in _DT_ and have identified
several hundred candidate items for potential formal posting.

[I welcome any/all suggestions from my e-list colleagues]

BTW-2: Please do join the Digital Textbooks Google [Discussion] Group [
http://bit.ly/glbKzh ]

BTW-3: Please do look for my forthcoming article in _Searcher_ [
http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/ ] magazine about "The Reconfigured

BTW-4: If you are interested in hosting/sponsoring a presentation on Any/All
aspects of Digital Textbooks, Do Contact Me
(gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com)

!!! Happy Spring !!!



Gerry McKiernan
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck at iastate.edu

"There Are No Answers; Only Solutions."

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