Monday, September 26, 2011

Conference - ebooks

You've been hearing about e-books for years and now the tipping point for
users seems to have arrived. How are content providers and libraries dealing
with the challenges that e-books present in availability, distribution,
licensing, discoverability, and access? How are they changing their
processes and business models to incorporate e-books?

NISO has assembled a stellar group of speakers for a 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. The speakers and panels,
representing commercial and university publishers, public and academic
libraries, vendors, service providers, and technologists will probe the key
issues surrounding e-books from a variety of industry, library, scholarly,
and consumer viewpoints. 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.


Keynote Presentation: E-books: a Library and Publisher Partnership - Jamie
LaRue (Director, Douglas County, Colorado Libraries)

Panel discussion: Publisher and Content Provider Issues
-- Alex Holzman (Director, Temple University Press)
-- Jennifer Kemp (eProduct Manager, eBooks, Springer)
-- Dean Smith (Director, Project MUSE)

Libraries, Librarians and E-books
-- Kristin Eschenfelder (Associate Professor, School of Library and
Information Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison)
-- Caren Milloy (Head of Projects, JISC Collections)

E-Book Standards
-- Beat Barblan (Director, Identifier Services, Bowker)
-- Bill Kasdorf (Vice President, Apex Content Solutions)

Roundtable Discussions - Topics from the NISO E-Book Special Interest Group

Panel discussion: Vendors & Platform Providers
-- Moderator: Sue Polanka (Head of Reference & Instruction, Wright State
University Libraries)
-- Matt Barnes (Vice President of Marketing, ebrary)
-- Ken Breen (Senior Director, E-Book Products, EBSCO Publishing)
-- Kari Paulson (President, EBL)
-- Rich Rosy (Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services)
-- Frank Smith (Director, Books at JSTOR)

Users, Patrons and Devices: In the Hands of Users
-- Anne Taylor (Director of Access Technology, National Federation for the
-- Steve Paxhia (Director, Publishing Strategy & Technology Practice, The
Gilbane Group)

Closing Keynote - Laura Dawson (Content Chief, Firebrand Technologies)


Early bird discounts apply 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

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512