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E-Books [Ref. No. TG3/EBOOKS]

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/05/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
Woburn House Conference Centre

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This event brings together key speakers in three different areas of eBooks – King’s experiences of purchasing eBooks and PDA, a background to the eBook Accessibility Audit project and the strategy behind Middlesex’s decision to invest in free personal eTextbooks.


Programme

1:30-2.00 Registration & Welcome

2.00-2:40 King’s College London’s experience of e-book purchasing and P.D.A. with eBook Central
Maria Allan, Acquisitions Services Manager, Library Services, King’s College London

  • King’s College London’s experiences of purchasing eBooks and providing Patron Driven Acquisitions along with usage statistics and looking at return on investment.

2:40-3:20  eBooks for All
Ben Watson, Accessible Information Project Adviser, Student Support, University of Kent

  • A background to the eBook Accessibility Audit – a joint project of UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) disability and library services. Supports a mainstreaming approach by seeking to introduce a benchmark for accessibility in eBook platforms.

3:20-3:40 Break

3:40-4:20  Embracing eBooks – Middlesex University Library’s experience of providing students with free personal eTextbooks
Matthew Lawson, Head of Library and Learning Enhancement & Paul Howell, Acquisitions Manager, Library and Student Support, Middlesex University

  • The strategy behind Middlesex University’s decision to invest in free personal eTextbooks along with challenges the Library faced in implementing it.

4.25 Close


Venue:

UUK Boardroom, Woburn House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9HQ

Cost:
£50.00 members and £75.00 for other institutions.
Light refreshments are included in this price.


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Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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