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Thursday, November 5 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
We Are All In This Together

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The DPLA is working with community partners to facilitate a national conversation about the challenge of ebooks. This past April a meeting was held in Indianapolis, bringing together a broad range of stakeholders to discuss how can a nationally coordinated strategy effect real change and move us all forward. It was clear that lessons learned through e-resource licensing benefit current patterns of ebook contract negotiation. Drawing on the collective wisdom of experts in both academic and public library communities, we are building a new path forward. A panel will present their ideas, perspectives, and contributions to this national initiative and solicit comments recommendations from the audience. Representatives from DPLA will also give an update on the ConnectEd Open Ebook Initiative.

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Rachel Frick

Business Development Director, DPLA
Community builder with experience in network building, creative problem solving and outreach. Strong believer in the power of librarians to influence change and build stronger, knowledgeable, empowered communities. Passionate advocate for open culture and it potential transformative impact on the creative marketplace.
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Anne McKee

Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. She has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 15 years. A former President of NASIG, McKee is on the Serials Review Editorial Board, 2 publisher/vendor library advisory boards and strives to balance a busy career with an even busier family including a... Read More →

Veronda Pitchford

Director, Membership Development and Resource Sharing, Reaching Across Illinois Library System

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