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From: Lloyd Davidson <Ldavids@northwestern.edu>
Subject: LITA Ebooks & Epaper session at Chicago ALA, Sunday, July 9

LITA Electronic Publishing/Electronic Journals IG presents:
E-books & E-paper: New Approaches to Publishing
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Sunday, July 9, 2000
McCormick Place Conference Center, Rm. N230B
(ALA Annual Meeting)

This session will review electronic book (e-book) standards and services,
current and future e-book reader design and function and content
management and delivery. It will also include a description and
demonstration of Gyricon e-paper, a very futuristic electronic display
material developed at Xerox PARC that promises to supply e-books that look
and feel like paper books.

Speakers will include:
Clifford Lynch  CNI
Alan Renear  Open Ebook
Bruce Hunt  Adobe Acrobat
Tom Morrow  SoftBook Press
Nick Sheridon Xerox PARC (Gyricon)
Lynn Connaway  netLibrary
Gail P. Clement  (Moderator) FIU

More about this IG can be found at:

LITA EP/EJ Business Meeting and SoftBook Ebook Reader drawing:

An Open Business Meeting of the Electronic Publishing/Electronic Journals
Interest Group will meet from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 9, 8:30- 9:15
AM, McCormick Place Conference Center, Rm. N230B Chicago, IL, immediately
preceding the E-books & E-paper program.

This IG has been responsible for an excellent series of programs over the
last two years on the topics of DOIs, XML, Digital Archiving and now
Ebooks & Epaper. It badly needs members willing to participate in program
planning and topic recommendations for future meetings. All persons
interested in helping to suggest and plan future programs are encouraged
to attend.

Note that SoftBook Press has generously donated a SoftBook Ebook Reader,
worth $600, that will be given away at a drawing at the close of the
business meeting. All business meeting attendees are eligible to enter the
drawing. Business cards will be accepted for this prize between 8:30 and
9:00 AM.

For a description of this reader, see: