Ebooks: An Overview

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



New examples of electronic reading material—e-books, e-magazines, e-textbooks—are appearing every day as well as devices and software to read them on. Plus, there are new library vendors, industry changes, and flourishing free resources/DIY models that impact this growing market even more. Join Chad Mairn as he offers best practices to help library staff provide their patrons with a clear understanding of e-formats, Digital Rights Management schemes, and privacy issues while he demonstrates how library staff can ultimately help their patrons use their e-reading devices to their full potential.

Originally broadcast October 10, 2012.

Chad Mairn ~ Biography

Chad  is a librarian, teacher, author and ‘technophile’ who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a company he co-founded, and whose goal is “to create custom underlying tools to help libraries interact with users, stay true to their goals and to thrive in the 21st century.”