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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Giving Our Users a Voice: Faculty and Students Talk About Their Perceptions and Use of Library E-books

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Users have the Amazon/Apple advertised perception of e-books: easy to use, easy to download, access anywhere. Our students and faculty bring this perception into our libraries, but the academic e-book reality is different: tethered models, download limits, non-intuitive interfaces, access limitations.

This session will provide insights into our users’ experiences with e-books. Hear a panel of students and faculty discuss their perceptions and experiences using e-books from their academic libraries: how they discover library e-books, how they use (or want to use) e-books, if they encourage the library to purchase e-books, if given the option of paper or e-book - under what circumstances is one format preferred over another, what they like most about using e-books, what they wish were better and what changes they would recommend A moderator will encourage audience participation and time will be allotted for questions of the panel.

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Helen Aiello

Acquisitions and E-Resources Librarian, Wesleyan University
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Lorraine Huddy

CTW Librarian for Collaborative Projects, CTW Library Consortium
Lorri Huddy coordinates consortial activities for the libraries at Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University. As collection practices increasingly favor the electronic, she is keenly interested in the possibilities (and complications) that are unfolding as the digital shift impacts libraries, users, and content providers. | Past responsibilities include serving as the Electronic Resource Coordinator for the iCONN... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Addlestone Library Room 120 (205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401)