Transitions in Collections: Print to Digital Workshop Live Video Stream

Submitted by coveyl on March 4, 2013 - 5:14pm.   

Because MLA membership is so geographically diverse, not all professional development events are convenient for every member to attend. While the personal networking aspect of these events add dimension and value to the knowledge gained from speakers and sessions, it’s not always economically feasible to travel lengthy distances in order to participate. 
To that end, MLA is pleased to announce the addition of streaming video of two sessions of the Transition in Collections: Print to Digital Workshop on Friday, March 8th. Participants from across the state can register for live video access to the keynote presentation by Robin Nesbitt and the Publisher Panel discussion. Registration is on a per-site basis, with no limit to the number of participants per site. Members are encouraged to invite as many staff to view the stream as possible for one low price of $100 per site (non-member rates are higher.) Registration is available online or by calling 517-394-2774 ext. 227 and speaking with Judy McIntyre.
The live video stream will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013. The sessions to be covered are:
Digital Resources: Are Libraries on the Road to Oz? 
A leader in digital content management and promotion for public libraries, Robin Nesbitt’s keynote focuses on the obstacles faced by libraries in making digital content available to patrons, particularly eBooks. She’ll discuss what options are appearing on the horizon, and the public’s right to access digital content and the library’s role as the public voice.
Robin Nesbitt is the Director of Collection Management at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 2010 LJ Library of the Year. Robin launched central selection and floating collections at CML and she’s presented at PLA about Technical Services efficiencies. She regularly blogs about great titles and you can follow her chats about e-readers and digital content on Twitter - @CML_RobinReads.
Publisher Panel
Join Rod Siders of 52 Novels, Nathan Henrion of Baker Publishing Group and Jody Burton of ebrary (ProQuest) as they each represent their unique aspect of digital publishing. Discussion topics will include  how e-book models differ between academic and public libraries, the benefits and drawbacks of self-publishing, how publishers and libraries can work together on business models and licensing terms that are mutually supportive and much more. There will be time allotted at the end of the session for audience Q & A, including those submitted electronically by off-site attendees.
Questions about the live video stream? Contact Heather Kelso, Director of Professional Development and Meeting Planning, at (517) 394-2774 ext. 223 or