ALA Conference program on e-book collection development in public and academic libraries

The E-book Elephant in the Room: Determining What’s Relevant and Effective for Your Patrons & Making Effective Decisions for Your Future E-collection

Faced with growing e-collections, more interesting e-content from publishers and a struggle to balance our materials budgets, how do we make good decisions about e-collections content? How do we evaluate the success of e-books when many of these patrons never darken the doors of our library building? How do we gain the valuable patron feedback beyond download statistics? What support issues arise around use of the collections, are the vendor platforms reliable, and what e-formats are most in demand? Hear how representatives from both public and academic libraries are measuring the success and challenges of their e-book collections.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 – 8:00am to 10:00am
Location: Anaheim Convention Center 204C
Presenters: Anne Silvers Lee, Free Library of Philadelphia, Heather A. McCormack, Library Journal, Linda Di Biase, Collection Development Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries