Topics to be discussed include:

  • eBook licensing for academic libraries: challenges and opportunities
  • Business models to support permanent ownership and perpetual access
  • eBooks and the user experience
  • Role of libraries and eBooks in textbook affordability efforts
  • Short term eBook hosting and long term preservation strategies
  • Overall snapshot of the academic eBook market landscape

Offerings include workshops, panels, and informational sessions that bring together librarians, university press representatives, consortia leaders, bookstore representatives, and other stakeholders interested in a future that allows permanent access to eBooks for acquisition and collections.

Each day will begin with exciting perspectives from one of our two keynote speakers, who were selected for their broad and deep experience in a range of roles within scholarly communication: