Calling all Cambridge University & College librarians!
Save the date Monday 28th April 2014 as the ebooks Advisory Group are organising a meeting for you!
This event will be relevant for all librarians, whether you work in a Faculty, Department, College or the UL. We’ve got a great venue, an expert guest speaker lined up for you, and the ebooks team have been very busy in the last year so there is plenty to discuss.
Date: Monday 28th April
Time: tea, coffee & biscuits in the foyer from 10.30am for an 11am start
Guest speaker: Andy Alferovs, President of Kortext
Come along to hear a short update from the ebooks@cambridge team, followed by a Q&A session which will give you the chance to ask us questions and give us feedback on how the ebooks service is working for you.
Andy will then talk about etextbooks and how their new business models are evolving within the higher education marketplace. He will discuss etextbook formats and interactivity and how they are used to provide personalised teaching and learning support in an increasing number of UK universities. What are the gains, the drawbacks and the costs? How could etextbooks work effectively for Faculties, Departments or Colleges in the University of Cambridge? How do academic libraries fit into this business model, or don’t we?
Andy previously worked as Vice President Sales for Coutts Ingrams before launching his new business venture Kortext in September 2012. Kortext is a ‘digital textbook platform providing content, access and purchasing solutions for academics, institutions, publishers, retailers and students.’
Could you please fill in this doodle poll by if you are intending to come to the meeting, this will give us a rough idea of numbers for teas & coffees, thank you.
Thank you to Janet Chow & St John’s College for providing the venue & refreshments.