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E-Books: A Rapidly Evolving Marketplace

NISO Webinar
August 12, 2009
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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About the Webinar

While e-books have been slow to garner wide adoption, the past few years has seen greatly expanded interest and use of e-books. New models and applications are growing exponentially. This webinar will explore several key aspects of the e-book community: sales and licensing models for libraries, and developments with e-book file formats. Building on the free NISO/BISG forum at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, this meeting will focus on business applications of creating, selling, and using e-books.


1:00 - 1:10 p.m.: Introduction & Welcome
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

1:10 - 1:30 p.m.: Creation, Formatting, and Distribution Options for E-books
Tino Fleischer, Product Manager, Atypon Systems, Inc.

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.: Business Issues and Trends in the Digital Book Landscape: Players, Platforms and Devices
Anne Orens, Independent Consultant

A brief survey of the  players, the platforms, and the devices in the digital book landscape. 

Given the proliferation of discovery tools and delivery platforms, what are the web, reader-based, and mobile options for your content and your audiences? Anne Orens surveys the field of vendors who have responded to the need to help publishers transform their content, and highlights the latest developments and trends in the digital book landscape.

1:50 - 2:10 p.m.: E-books in the Library: Successfully Reaching the End User
Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instruction, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Wright State University

As e-books become more popular in today's library, librarians are discovering challenges in finding the best ways to acquire, catalog, access and read the format. This presentation will describe the e-book standards librarians need in MARC records, cataloging and purchasing to improve the dissemination of e-book data throughout a library's workflow. It will also unpack the necessary "standard" interface features most requested by end users.

2:10 - 2:30 p.m.: Question & Answer Session


If paying by credit card, register online.

If paying by check, use this PDF registration form.

Registration closes on August 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $79.00 (US and Canada)
    • $94.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $79.00
  • Non-Member
    • $99.00 (US and Canada)
    • $114.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $39.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm EDT on August 12, 2009. Cancellations made by August 5, 2009 will receive a full refund. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail on Monday, August 10th. (Anyone registering between August 10th and 12:00 pm Eastern on August 12th will receive the message upon receipt and processing of payment, within normal business hours.) We ask that registrants please turn off any spam blockers or filters to ensure that the information is received. Registrants unable to access e-mail during that time (out of office, etc.) should contact the NISO office to designate an alternate contact. Any registrant who has not received login instructions by 12:00 pm Eastern on August 12th must contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org or 301-654-2512.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.