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ERIC Number: EJ948374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1932-2909
Trendspotting 2011
Thomas, Lisa Carlucci
Journal of Web Librarianship, v5 n3 p249-252 2011
In this article, the author discusses Connecticut Library Consortium's (CLC) recently held fifth annual Trendspotting symposium, "E-books: Collections at the Crossroads." She was pleased to work with CLC to develop a cutting-edge program of dynamic, thought-provoking speakers and presentations, including an outstanding keynote by Eli Neiburger on libraries and e-books in the 21st century and an expert overview by Sue Polanka about what's hot and what's not in the current e-book landscape. CLC selected the symposium theme far in advance of the April 2011 event date, clearly identifying e-books as a hot topic and recognizing the increasing interest and need for expanded discussions on the subject. Nevertheless, the advancements and controversy related to e-books in libraries during the first quarter of 2011 sparked unprecedented activity, engagement, and debate among librarians and scholars, students and faculty, and journalists and citizens alike. E-reader adoption is sufficiently mainstream that individuals have strong opinions about how, when, and where they should acquire e-book content and at what price. Likewise, librarians continue to grow concerned about the "edging out" of libraries in the e-book market, the limitations of digital rights management and the trade-offs of privacy and ownership in exchange for digital convenience, and the de facto (often unsatisfactory) solutions required to make e-books available to library users.
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Language: English
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