eBooks Symposium! The Current State of the Art in Libraries
A 1.5 Day Symposium at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information
A University of Toronto / Dysart & Jones / Lighthouse Consulting Symposium on the changing role of e-Books in all types of libraries that surveys the landscape and delves into strategies for the future.
March 17-18, 2016
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information
140 St George Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
The e-book landscape is changing for all libraries. In the past year we have seen new innovations in e-book technology, changes to licensing terms from some of the Big 5 as well as changes in accessibility for our print-challenged users, and more.
Are you up-to-date? Here's a one and a half day symposium that explores these changes and provides an opportunity to discuss your library's strategies for addressing the e-book landscape. A 2015 FOPL Market Probe Canada Ontario public opinion poll showed that:
· e-Audiobook usage is leveling off
· Fiction and non-fiction e-book usage is growing very well - in the double digits.
· 14% of our users have downloaded an item from our library website (300% growth in 5 years)
· 32% of Ontarians had downloaded books or magazines (but not necessarily from the library)
· 11% of Ontarians prefer e-books and 14% read both print and digital books equally.
· Demand is increasing for new e-book, e-news, and e-magazine services.
What is the situation for college and academic libraries? And what about special libraries? What are the limits to growth in our key library strategies of supporting reading? What are our best strategies for a hybrid print and digital reading ecology? How does one market these collections to build awareness?
All great discussion areas! Join us.
We have assembled a great group of speakers to explore the issues of the changing landscape. Some of our speakers include, Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library; Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Beth Jefferson, CEO, Bibliocommons, Michael Ciccone, CELA/Bibliotekkie Consulting, Inc., Christina de Castell, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); Stephen Abram, Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries; and others representing libraries, publishers and specialists.
You will have a terrific learning experience and a chance to join the conversation and learn what others are doing with the e-book challenge!
Stephen Abram, executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries
Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library
Sarah Bonato, MIS, Reference/Research Librarian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Jane Dysart, Senior Partner, Dysart & Jones
Beth Jefferson, CEO, Bibliocommons
Patrick Kennedy, Bibliocommons
Michael Ciccone, CELA, Bibliotekkie Consulting, Inc.
Margaret Williams, CELA
David Ondrik, Research Solutions Manager – Ebooks. Elsevier
Carol Stephenson, Strategic Projects Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University
Lisa Quinn, Associate Director, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Weijing Yuan, Head, Licensing & eResource Acquisitions, Collection Development Department, University of Toronto Libraries
Ken Roberts, Ken Roberts Library Consulting (via Skype)
Krystyna Ross, Chief Executive Officer of eBOUND Canada.
Michael Zeoli, Vice President for eContent Strategy and Partner Relations, YBP Library Services
Christina de Castell, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Beth Harding, MA, MLIS, E-Resources Consultant, Southern Ontario Library Service
Hélène Golden, MLIS, E-Resources Consultant, Southern Ontario Library Service
March 17-18, 2016
Jane co-founded Dysart & Jones in 1992 and is an internet and social media pioneer. She created and programmed Internet World Canada for many years, and is currently the program director for KMWorld , Digital Strategy Summit, Internet Librarian, Taxonomy Boot Camp and Computers in Libraries.
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Stephen, MLS, founded Lighthouse Consulting Inc. in 2013 as a marketing strategy and direction planning consultant for libraries and the information industry. He is a renowned library trend watcher and innovator and author of Stephen’s Lighthouse blog, one of the most popular blogs in librarianship and the information industry.
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