So I’ve been officially registered at ALA for all of an hour, and already, my feet hurt. *grin*
Since I’m not on a committee, and I may only see 1 or 2 people I know from past years who’d recognize me, I’m taking it easy this conference. If a session doesn’t relate to the job hunt (more on that another time) or tickle my fancy, I will not castigate myself for missing it. One session I must make, however, is this:
“Turning the Page on E-books”
Plan to attend “Turning the Page on E-books” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, in SDCC, Room 02. This moderated discussion will focus on the big picture of libraries and e-books. What are the challenges and opportunities for libraries face as they consider providing e-books to their patrons? What are the differences and commonalities for libraries of all types? Do e-books make us think differently about library service and librarianship? Hear panelists, Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive; Tom Peters, CEO of TAP Information Services; Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instruction at Paul Laurence Dunbar Library at Wright State University; and moderator, Rick Weingarten, information technology policy consultant discuss these questions and many others.
Now as to the title of the post — 3 quick and interesting online reads about open access:
Peter Suber – Open access in 2010 Review
Michelle Pearse – Open access scholarship and policy
Richard Danner – Open access scholarship and law reviews