An Introduction to E-Readers for Libraries (SEFLIN)

This four-hour live online class will be held on July 24-25, 2012. Students must attend both days.

In this four-hour class taught in two, two-hour increments on consecutive days, participants will first examine the history of e-text and free sources for e-content as well as digital rights management. Next we’ll examine the variety of e-readers on the market today as well as the pros and cons of each. On the second day we will discuss ideas for circulating and programming with e-readers and look at examples of libraries with successful e-reader programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basics of digital rights management
  • Be familiar with at least three resources for free e-content
  • Be able to recognize a Barnes and Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle as well as discuss the pros and cons of each
  • Know what needs to be considered in planning to circulate or plan a program with e-readers

Presented by: Lori Reed, Lyrasis

Registration deadline: 07/17/2012

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

Register with SEFLIN