When: Friday, Feb 01 | 9:00 am - 9:40 am

Location: ICTC Caledon

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Accessibility, Collections, and Digitization.


The CULC eBook Task Force Working group works on behalf of the public library community with the aim of increasing public awareness and advocacy of digital content issues currently faced by Canadian public libraries and working towards solutions to these issues. Key priorities of the group include sharing information on what is currently being done with respect to e-books and e-audiobooks with the library and information community; implementing public awareness campaigns; advocating with politicians at all levels of government ; as well as providing opportunities for collaboration across the public library community regarding issues related to digital content.

Join members of the task force for an update on current initiatives, and a discussion on successes and challenges currently faced by Canadian public libraries.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn about the work of the task force, and receive updates on key initiatives, including eBook and eAudiobook awareness campaigns, and advocacy efforts related to accessibility of digital content.
• Find practical applications for use of the CULC Public Library Principles for Licensing Digital Content.
• Learn about and have the chance to participate in a discussion around what is currently being done to address challenges of library licensing models, particularly around content, pricing, and access.