Join us for a free webinar with Valerie Horton and Paul Swanson of Minitex to learn about developments for SimplyE, a mobile app that combines ebook collections from multiple vendors into a single, easy-to-browse collection for library patrons. Minitex is working with the New York Public Library and other partners to expand SimplyE's ability to federate and combine ebooks from multiple collections to support consortia.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is working to expand the discoverability, accessibility, and availability of ebooks for the general public. Read about how DPLA is moving forward supporting open online book collections, and help them identify those collections, at https://dp.la/info/2017/04/04/introduction-to-upcoming-dpla-ebooks-work/.
Libraries have the power to drive ebook discovery because they know what people need and read in their communities. Hear how Illinois-based consortium RAILS created partnerships with publishers and an ebook vendor with a project called PopUp Picks to leverage library expertise to connect community members to their next great read and increase community engagement.
This webinar, hosted by Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), is on Wednesday, May 17th from 11:30am to 12:30pm.