Program > Textbooks and Their Stakeholders > November 1 2012

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at IASTATE.EDU
Fri Oct 5 12:49:42 EDT 2012

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I'm very pleased to see increasing library interest in digital textbooks ...


Sponsored by ACRL New England Chapter Collection Development Interest Group (CDIG) / Thursday, November 1, 2012 / 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Northeastern University > Egan Engineering/Science Research Center > Boston, Massachusetts

Students, teachers, authors, and publishers all have a stake in the textbook industry. As textbook publication models are transformed by online interactivity and open-source content, what are the implications for these stakeholders, particularly in terms of financial and intellectual property aspects? Is there a role for libraries in this rapidly shifting landscape?

Registration is FREE and REQUIRED.

Program Schedule:

9:00 AM Continental breakfast
9:30 AM Welcome
9:35 AM Nicole Allen, Student PIRGs Affordable Textbook Advocate. "An Overview of the Textbook Market and Strategies to Reduce Costs."
10:00 AM Dustin Lewis, Project Manager/Technical Lead, H2O online platform for textbook development and distribution; Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Harvard Law School Library. "H2O: Developing and Distributing an Ocean of Content."
10:25 AM Kyle K. Courtney, Manager, Resource Sharing and Faculty Information Delivery, Harvard Law School. “Intellectual Property Law and Textbooks.”
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM Chris Hyde, Senior Account Manager, Nature Education. "Presenting Principles of Biology; An Interactive Textbook Changing the Educational Landscape."
11:25 AM Carrie Nelson, Academic Librarian, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (via Skype). "Do Libraries Belong Here? Lessons From an Institutional E-textbook Implementation."
11:50 PM Q & A with all the speakers
12:15 PM Program ends

Source and Link to Registration Available At

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Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks
Ames IA 50011

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