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Monday, April 4 • 9:45am - 10:30am
S05 - The Charlotte Initiative for Permanent Acquisitions of Ebooks by Academic Libraries – Mid Project Report

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Which publishers and vendors will license ebooks for maximum usability?   A two-year Mellon Foundation funded project explores proposes three principles:

Unlimited simultaneous users
No Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Irrevocable perpetual access and archival rights

This update will share preliminary findings of the environmental scan.

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Chuck Hamaker

Professor, UNC Charlotte
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October Ivins

Principal and Consultant, Ivins eContent Solutions
October was an academic librarian for 20 years at UNC and LSU, and was an executive at two Boston area publishing services dot coms.  She is an independent consultant to publishers and other content providers, associations, libraries, and consortia.  Projects typically include market research, product and license development, pricing, and/or marketing strategy.  She earned both BA and MLS degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill and completed PhD coursework... Read More →

Monday April 4, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Room 104