Register Now for NISO’s October Virtual Conference on E-books
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
For more specifics on what will be covered throughout the day and how to register, please visit the event page
The growth of digital books in the broader market has slowed, but e-books have become a significant portion of the popular book market. The availability of packages of scholarly e-monographs and of e-book collections for the library market continues to increase as publishers become more comfortable with offering e-books to libraries. During this virtual conference, speakers will address marketplace developments surrounding electronic books and how such developments might impact availability of digital materials for readers, students, faculty, and other users. In addition to business trends, the interconnected issues of content forms, platforms, and devices for accessing e-books will also be covered.
The conference is divided into three useful segments. Initially, attendees will hear presentations on the user experience and the revealing behavioral data that illustrates user expectations and needs. Following that segment, presenters will examine the nuts-and-bolts practices that shape what users may experience (content presentation, metadata, and business requirements). The day closes with two case studies and the signature feature of NISO events, a round-table discussion that serves attendees as a critical radar in detecting emerging trends and issues that may soon demand greater attention.
Confirmed speakers include Andrew Rhomberg, Founder, Jellybooks; Janine Barchas, Professor of English, University of Texas – Austin; Chip Nilges, Vice President for Business Development, OCLC; Luke Swindler, Jr., Collections Management Officer, Collection Development, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; others are soon to be announced!