I hope you will join me in attending this virtual conference on Wednesday. There is a great line-up of speakers, panelists, and other events. More info below from LJ/SLJ
WHAT: The Digital Shift: Libraries, eBooks and Beyond, the 3rd annual online summit by Library Journal/School Library Journal, will explore how libraries are navigating the transition from print to digital and integrating “e” into collections, catalogs and classrooms.
This full-day program, including tracks designed specifically for public, academic and school libraries, will feature keynote authors discussing the nature of the evolving ‘book’ in the digital future and programs that take a closer look at the value of libraries in the eBook space and how libraries can assure their users’ access to eBooks. Information will also be shared on product use, practical implementation and how technology is affecting the reading experience.
This online event — all of the excitement of a live convention without the hassle and expense of travel – gives attendees access to all of the presenters and programs (including a three-month post-event/archival access), a chance to network with librarians and cutting edge library vendors and be entered to win some great prizes and giveaways!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
WHO: Keynote speakers are:
Andrew Blum is the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look at the physical heart of the Internet. Published by Ecco/Harpercollins in the US and by Viking/Penguin in the UK, it will soon be translated into German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. Blum’s articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Business Week, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic Online, Architectural Record and Slate.
Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the author of The New York Times bestselling young adult novel Little Brother and the co-editor of the popular blog BoingBoing. His third YA novel, Pirate Cinema, will be published in October. His adult novels and short stories have won him three Locus Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He has been named one of the web’s twenty-five “influencers” by Forbes Magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
The Digital Shift: Libraries, eBooks and Beyond is a Library Journal/School Library Journal online event. For more information including the complete program schedule, please visit http://www.thedigitalshift.com/