May 25, 2022

Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) Releases Final Report From 2018 E-Book Summit

From the Report’s Executive Summary:

A National Ebook Summit was convened at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference to discuss challenges and opportunities in the library ebook marketplace. The summit represents the work of thought leaders throughout the industry from libraries, library consortia, publishers, distributors and other experts. It was sponsored by the American Library Association and its Association for Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) division and emerged from conversations among members of ASGCLA’s Consortial Ebooks Interest Group.

Summit Goals

• To create a national agenda for ebooks,

• To create synergy among people, organizations and initiatives in the ebook marketplace,

• To build consensus on ebook strategy and principles and

• To establish a working platform for constructive and meaningful dialogue, strategy development and progress.

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23 pages; PDF.

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