eBook Lending Update Webinar

March 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Presenter: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

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Registration is limited to the first 98 registrants | Registration Deadline:  Feb. 28

FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

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In 2019, eBooks hit a record-breaking level of popularity at public libraries in Ohio and around the country, but libraries are in the middle of a battle for the future of their digital collections. New licensing terms from the nation’s top publishers are restricting how libraries can purchase and circulate eBooks. These new policies drastically limit access and ultimately hurt people who depend upon libraries the most. This webinar will provide the most current information on eBook lending, advocacy efforts at the federal level, and specific actions you can take to advance these efforts.

Topics include:

  • Status of the #eBooksForAll campaign.
  • Results of recent meetings with publishers.
  • Federal government intervention, including next steps with Congress.
  • Media and community outreach tools to build library support.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Mar. 2. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC website.