11:45 The Ebook Journey: Visions for the Future Christina de Castell, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) A long time champion for Ebooks in libraries, our speaker looks at what we have accomplished and what we're seeing now. She emphasizes the need to focus in the future to get where libraries need to go, for instance, self-published ebooks, balancing access and a healthy creative industry, and re-establishing our role as curators and trusted sources for recommendations. And of course, easy technology. PPT: http://www.slideshare.net/stephenabram1/decastell-ebookuof-t
12:15 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Practitioners Panel Hear from small and large public libraries as well as academic and college libraries about their issues and solutions around ebooks. Sarah Bonato, MIS, Reference/Research Librarian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Beth Harding, MA, MLIS, E-Resources Consultant, Southern Ontario Library Service Hélène Golden, MLIS, E-Resources Consultant, Southern Ontario Library Service Weijing Yuan, Head, Licensing & eResource Acquisitions, Collection Development Department, University of Toronto Libraries
3.00 Publishers Perspectives How are publishers dealing with ebooks? Carol Stephenson, Strategic Projects Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University Lisa Quinn, Associate Director, Wilfrid Laurier University Press Krys Ross, CEO, eBOUND Canada Ken Roberts, Ken Roberts Library Consulting (via Skype)
5 End of day
Optional: Continue the conversation at a local campus pub for St. Patrick's Day!
Friday March 18, 2016
9 Aggregators Perspective of Ebooks Michael Zeoli, Vice President, Strategic eContent Development & Partner Relations, YBP PPT: