Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ebooks and Libraries: Legal Issues for Library Administration and Staff

Date:  Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Presenter:  Mary Minow
Start Time:          12 Noon Pacific // 1PM Mountain // 2PM Central // 3PM Eastern

  • Does your library have Kindles, Nooks and iPads for loan or in-house use?
  • Do you have accessible e-readers available to customers who are print disabled?
  • Do you know the legal requirements to make your services accessible? 
Ebooks present both opportunity and challenge as the dominant delivery is via electronic license, governed by contract law rather than by copyright law.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
  • Understand the difference between eBook content licenses and ownership
  • Be brought up to date on the latest legal issues, including the settlement agreement between the National Federation of the Blind and the Sacramento Public Library Authority
  • Learn how the Califa Library Group ( has fared in buying (not just licensing) eBook content for use by its customers. 
This webinar will be of interest to library administrators and staff involved in policy decisions and purchasing of eBooks readers.
For more information and to participate in the Tuesday, March 12, 2013 webinar, go to
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Reboot Reaches Far Beyond California: MOOCs vs. Education Excellence

Time: January 30, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm, PST
Location: CCCConfer
Organized By: Open Doors Group
Event Description:
On January 8 a unique event occurred in southern California: Academics, Commercial Education Providers, Government Leaders, Press Professionals and other thought leaders convened, and sometimes clashed, on the question of automation as a solution to the burgeoning costs of higher education for taxpayers and students. In this session we will summarize, analyze, and discuss the presentations and confrontations that occurred at Reboot California. Highlights of the January 8 event: * Clash between MOOC providers and faculty representatives * Student panel announcing that units are the new currency * Straighterline – a non-accredited for-profit company providing much-needed college units at a rock-bottom price * Western Governors University, Learning Counts, and other innovative organizations * Darrell Steinberg, Jeff Selingo, Gavin Newsom, and other leaders * Special 2-hour faculty-only session led by CMU CLI
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CONSER RDA Core Elements for Serials

ALCTS webinar

February 13, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
This session will provide an overview of the serials cataloging and training tools being developed for the implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA). CONSER, the cooperative serials cataloging component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) has defined CONSER RDA core elements for serials and posted them at on the CONSER website.
The overview is intended for any catalogers interested in serials cataloging and RDA implementation. The session is general in nature and not intended as CONSER Program training.
This session is part of a two-webinar series that includes Programmatic Changes to the LC/NACO Authority File for RDA on May 8.
Who should attend? Any catalogers interested in serials cataloging and RDA implementation
Presenter: Les Hawkins is Coordinator of CONSER, the Cooperative Serials Program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). As part of his duties in the Cooperative and Instructional Program Division at Library of Congress (LC), Les has been involved in RDA course development and instruction of Library of Congress staff members. During 2012-2013, he worked with CONSER members on a CONSER RDA core element set and the development of "bridge" training for serials catalogers transitioning from
Single Webinar Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).
Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.
For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website:
ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Inclusive Gigabit Libraries

Upcoming Web Education Offering from LITA

Presented by Jon Gant (Center for Digital Inclusion, UIUC) February 21 and 22, 2013
Inclusive Gigabit Libraries will generate ideas to help libraries identify ways to lead in building next-generation Internet applications and services designed to operate on ultra-fast broadband networks that several communities are already building. Areas of national priority are advanced manufacturing, transportation, clean energy, education and workforce development, emergency preparedness and public safety, and health information technologies.
Participants will:

  • Understand what gigabit networks are and how they work in accessible terms
  • Identify strategies to leverage networks for new library services and opportunities based on case studies
  • Develop general concepts that would help apply the strategies in other contexts
For registration and additional information: