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ALA discussion forum announcement

Would you post this to liblicense please? Thanks. Katie

**Apologies for duplication, cross-posted**

The Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group presents the PVLR

Best practices in publishing & using electronic books

ALA Annual Conference
Orlando, FL
Monday, June 28, 2004
9:30-11:00 a.m.
208B Orlando Convention Center

Wondering whether an e-book is the right purchase for your library?

The Forum presents a panel discussion between publisher, vendor,
library-publisher collaborator, and librarians, that will cover production
and purchase of e-books from varied points of view. What informs the
decision to publish a book in electronic format? What does it take to make
the e-book format successful? How well do e-books work for library users?
These and other questions relating to e-books will be addressed by the

**Bob Brand (Senior Manager Technical Support, Knovel Corp.) presents an
aggregator‘s perspective on providing access to e-books.

**Greg Giblin (Director of Market Development, STM Division, John Wiley
and Sons, Inc.) gives a publisher’s experience with developing useable,
sustainable e-book products.

**Kimberly Parker (Electronic Publishing and Collections Librarian, Yale University) offers a librarian's point of view on purchasing and integrating e-books into a collection.

**Mark Sandler (Collection Development Officer, University of Michigan), talks about collaborative publishing efforts between commercial publishers (Proquest, Paratext, OCLC) and the University of Michigan Press--most notably Early English Books Online.

Panel moderator: Ruth Fischer (R2 Consulting)

Katie Brady, Electronic Resources Librarian, Temple University Libraries
1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 | tel: 215-204-3258 | fax: 215-204-8550