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eBooks & Libraries Series Part 6 - The Digital Library: Now and Future

Wrapping up our year-long look at ebooks, this workshop will look at all things e and the ways that libraries are coping. It will be a wide-ranging and thoughtful look at how libraries can adapt and thrive in the new e-world.

You can attend this program, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm either at the Lansing Community College - West Campus in Lansing, Michigan or online via streaming video through your computer or mobile device for the same low price of $119/person for MCLS members or $219/person for non-MCLS members.


9:30 am Registration

10:00 am Is There a Library in 20 Years? - Joseph Janes, Associate Professor and Chair of the MLIS Program, University of Washington Information School
Thats kind of the question, isnt it? Whether or not we want to admit it, as weve all learned over the last few years, thats a real, viable, frightening, energizing question, and requires serious thought and consideration. In fact, the more relevant and vital question is what we think of today as libraries and librarianship will be like. Lets spend some time thinking together about where we are, where we might be going, and where wed like to be.

11:00 am Rethinking Library Resources: Sustainable Print Collections in a Digital Age - Rick Lugg, Sustainable Collection Services, LLC
Library shelves are increasingly full, and more books are being published than ever. Yet surprisingly few are being used. In October 2010, Cornell University Libraries determined that 55% of its monographs had not circulated since 1990. Circulation per user continues to decline steadily. Meanwhile, library administrators seek to expand space for group study, information commons, writing centers, and cafes. Much of the available space is currently occupied by low-use print collections, stored and maintained at an estimated annual cost of $4.26 per volume in open stacks, $.86 per volume in high-density storage. For these reasons, print collections face increased scrutiny. SCS will present on these and related topics:The Changing Value of Local Print Collections: changing user preference; usage of print collections; shelving and floor space; and lifecycle management costs. Alternatives to Local Print Collections: collection integrity & security; the collective collection; archival vs service copies; HathiTrust; and shared print initiatives (WEST, CRL, ASERL, Maine). Managing Down Local Collections: making the case; coordinated deselection; efficient storage & withdrawal; analytical tools and deselection metadata; disposition options.

12:00 pm Lunch

12:45 pm The Massachusetts Statewide eBook Platform: Planning and Implementation - Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System, Inc.
Gregs presentation will describe the Massachusetts Pilot Project to launch an eBook server or servers for 50 multitype libraries in 2013. Planners for this project includes stakeholders from public, academic, school, and special libraries as well as representatives from shared ILS providers and the State Library Agency. Hell discuss the processes and steps that are required to launch this project, e.g., consensus-building, industry service, request for proposal, contracting, staffing, technology, implementation and plans for a statewide roll out in 2014.

2:00 pm The Impact of all things e for Academic Libraries - Frank Cervone, Vice Chancellor for Information Services, Purdue University Calumet

2:45 pm The Detroit Public Library according to eBooks: Evolution or Revolution - J Anne Mondowney, Executive Director, Detroit Public Library
A discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the Detroit Public Library as it responds to the present and future demands for eBooks.

3:30 pm Wrap Up and Adjourn

PLEASE NOTE: The date of this workshop has been changed to Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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