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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.


Helen Aiello

Serials/E-Resources Librarian, Wesleyan University

Lorraine Huddy

CTW Librarian for Collaborative Projects, CTW Library Consortium
My colleagues get the wrong impression about me - because my work revolves around ebooks, they think I dislike print books. The truth is that I'd like to own a collection of leather-bound books and prefer print for my own reading. I coordinate consortial projects for Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University.  Since CTW’s projects have focused on sharing print and ebooks, my responsibilities have included several implementations of PDA/DDA/STL programs.

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

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