Ebooks: Legal and Ethical Issues (Online) (NEFLIN)

Thursday, December 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm on your DESKTOP

The Ebooks market for libraries is changing more rapidly than most library professionals can keep up with. Libraries have been in a rush to acquire digital content to meet user demand, often glossing over critical issues: legal limitations such as copyright, contract terms and conditions, and how eBook acquisition and access is affected by library ethics including the ALA Library Bill of Rights. This webinar offers the following: An overview of the various for-profit, non-profit, and free sources for Ebooks The evolving notion of the eBook Legal and contract issues to consider when acquiring Ebooks How library eBook services can be guided by library ethics (such as providing equitable access to information, formats and fair budgeting, challenging censorship, and promoting free access to ideas) Ebooks are shaping the future of libraries and it’s essential that library staff are mindful in formulating a digital content strategy.

Virtual Trainer: Sarah Houghton, San Rafael (CA) Public Library, author of the Librarian In Black blog


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