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ISL Reference Hotline
One of the biggest topics at many recent and upcoming conferences, including this year's ALA, is eBooks. Subjects range from what to achieve through licensing eBooks, how to manage them, whether to purchase or lease, which eReaders are best for different uses, how Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) and other purchase model plans fit into a collection development policy, and whether to adopt eBooks at all. LYRASIS wants to keep the dialogue going. That's why we're introducing a series of LYRASIS News articles about eBooks and some of the factors to consider when acquiring or introducing eBooks in your library.
Part 1 of this article covers "What do we need to accomplish through eBook purchases or leases?" Part 2 of this article will explore the differences between purchasing and leasing eBooks.
To make the series as member-inclusive as possible, we want to hear what you're thinking! If you have questions, suggestions or experiences to share regarding eBooks, please email us and we will include your ideas in future articles.
Congratulations to the Hancock County Public Library (Greenfield), Jennings County Public Library (North Vernon) and Knox County Public Library (Vincennes) on being awarded 2011 Big Read grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These three Indiana libraries were among 76 organizations nationwide to receive grants totaling over $1 million for hosting Big Read programs between September 2011 and June 2012. The libraries featured titles and grant amounts are as follows:
Click here to read the full release from NEA.
IMLS to Post New Strategic Plan Highlights this Friday
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) seeks your comments and ideas to help shape IMLS programs and services to most effectively meet public needs. IMLS is developing a strategic plan to guide its work and priorities over the next five years and on this Friday, July 15, will post highlights of the draft plan for public feedback at http://www.imls.gov.
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