October 24, 2014

eBooks: New Models, New Tools & New Approaches–A Discussion of Emerging Options

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SPONSORED BY: EBSCO and Library Journal
EVENT DATE AND TIME:  Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 2:00 PM ET/11:00 am PT

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This session will look at the eBook landscape from a wide perspective, including the many options for approaching eBook acquisition, lease and loan. This will include discussion of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) as well as next generation approaches to patron driven acquisition – “Smart PDA.”   It will cover collection development approaches, platform and device changes & possibilities, as well as user experiences & expectations.  The session will discuss the many options that can be made available to libraries to optimize their approaches to eBook discovery, usage and overall value of their collections. EBSCO will also discuss its recently released eBook ordering and management platform for eBooks on EBSCOhost including its current capabilities and a glimpse of the road ahead.

Speakers/Presenters:

Ron Burns – Senior Director, EBSCOhost Product Management, EBSCO Publishing

Ron Burns is Senior Director of EBSCOhost Product Management for EBSCO Publishing. He leads the user interface design and product management efforts for the EBSCOhost search platform which encompasses EBSCO Discovery Service as well as over 50 user interfaces and an extensive array of linking and integration technologies used to access EBSCO’s 400 plus research databases and large e-book collection. Ron has been with EBSCO for seven years and is a veteran in the software industry having been involved with several web content management and search technology companies throughout his career.

Scott Wasinger – Senior Director of E-book and Audiobook Sales, EBSCO Publishing

 Scott Wasinger is Senior Director of Sales for E-books and Audiobooks at EBSCO Publishing.  Prior to NetLibrary becoming a part of EBSCO Publishing in early 2010, Scott spent five years managing the NetLibrary business for OCLC.  With his previous 13 years at IHS information services, he brings 20 years of electronic content experience to bear in creating the best e-book and audiobook solutions for libraries worldwide.  Scott is degreed in International Relations and Chinese Language and Literature and is based in Denver, Colorado.

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