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The Louise M. Darling Fund Committee at UCLA invites you to MLA’s :ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library

Posted on October 22, 2010 by kcarlson | No Comments

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS)
10:30 – 11:30a.m.              Wraparound discussion session I
11:00a.m. – 12:30p.m.      Webcast
12:30 – 1:30p.m.                Wraparound discussion session II

The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with electronic books and the associated collection management issues related to various platforms, pricing models, licensing agreements, term of ownership, resource management and access methods so that they have the knowledge to make informed decisions which will best serve their constituents.

Program Objectives:
• provide an overview of electronic books management in the health sciences library environment,
• highlight considerations to be made in the purchase of e-books, such as choosing a platform; individual titles versus packages; licensing issues; pricing models; terms of ownership; and site license versus concurrent users, and
• offer a discussion of related management issues for e-book collections, such as cataloging, providing subject lists and title lists, offering federated searching, and collecting usage statistics. For more information click here.

No cost to attend. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs required to Paul Camp, by Friday, November 5, 2010.

Directions and parking information will be provided after Nov. 5th.

Posted 10/22/10


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