Friday, October 5, 2012

Program > Textbooks and Their Stakeholders > November 1 2012

Sponsored by ACRL New England Chapter Collection Development Interest Group (CDIG) / Thursday, November 1, 2012 / 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Northeastern University > Egan Engineering/Science Research Center > Boston, Massachusetts

Students, teachers, authors, and publishers all have a stake in the textbook industry. As textbook publication models are transformed by online interactivity and open-source content, what are the implications for these stakeholders, particularly in terms of financial and intellectual property aspects? Is there a role for libraries in this rapidly shifting landscape?

Registration is FREE and REQUIRED.

Program Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM Continental breakfast
  • 9:30 AM Welcome 
  • 9:35 AM Nicole Allen, Student PIRGs Affordable Textbook Advocate. "An Overview of the Textbook Market and Strategies to Reduce Costs."
  • 10:00 AM Dustin Lewis, Project Manager/Technical Lead, H2O online platform for textbook development and distribution; Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Harvard Law School Library. "H2O: Developing and Distributing an Ocean of Content."
  • 10:25 AM Kyle K. Courtney, Manager, Resource Sharing and Faculty Information Delivery, Harvard Law School. “Intellectual Property Law and Textbooks.” 
  • 10:50 AM Break
  • 11:00 AM Chris Hyde, Senior Account Manager, Nature Education. "Presenting Principles of Biology; An Interactive Textbook Changing the Educational Landscape."
  • 11:25 AM Carrie Nelson, Academic Librarian, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (via Skype). "Do Libraries Belong Here? Lessons From an Institutional E-textbook Implementation."
  • 11:50 PM Q & A with all the speakers
  • 12:15 PM Program ends

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