(9 July 2013, Chicago) ALA Editions will hold a session of its popular facilitated eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future with Mirela Roncevic.This four-week eCourse wiill begin on 3 September 2013.
Mirela Roncevic has been involved with eBooks and eReaders since their emergence, and in this new eCourse she’ll give you the foundation you need to make eBooks work for your library and your career. Requiring no prior knowledge of eBooks, this eCourse will sketch in their history while showing you how they function in libraries, exploring issues ranging from file formats to delivery mechanisms and lending policies and what they mean for libraries both now and in the future.
Topics include: Defining eBooks and understanding how they work; Where eBooks are available and how are they delivered and distributed; How eBooks are used in libraries—in physical branches, digital branches, library websites and in classrooms; The current issues relating to eBooks in libraries and what you need to know to be prepared for the future.
Registration for this ALA Editions facilitated eCourse can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.
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