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Free Webinar – eBooks and Libraries : Legal Issues for Library Administration and Staff

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online at http://infopeople.org/ebooks_and_libraries
Cost: Free

Ebooks present both opportunity and challenge as the dominant delivery is via electronic license, governed by contract law rather than by copyright law.

  • Does your library have Kindles, Nooks and iPads for loan or in-house use?
  • Do you have accessible e-readers available to customers who are print disabled?
  • Do you know the legal requirements to make your services accessible?

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between eBook content licenses and ownership
  • Be brought up to date on the latest legal issues, including the settlement agreement between the National Federation of the Blind and the Sacramento Pubic Library Authority
  • Learn how the Califa Library Group (http://www.califa.org/) has fared in buying (not just licensing) eBook content for use by its customers.

This webinar will be of interest to library administrators and staff involved in policy decisions and purchasing of eBooks readers.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar on the day of the event on the Adobe Connect server. If you pre-registered you can use your email address and password you created to speed up entry to the webinar. If you did not preregister and you login with in 30 minutes of the event you can enter as a guest without a password. All webinars are archived for later viewing at http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

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