Library Science Talk November 16/17 2009
02.11.2009 The Swiss National Library, CERN and AILIS invite to the November Library Science Talk.
The talk will take place on Monday 16th November at 15.30 in Geneva at ITU and on Tuesday 17th November at 15.30 in Bern at the Swiss National Library.
For the talk in Geneva at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), external guests should come to ITU, Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, with a valid ID. Further information and directions to the conference room will be provided upon registration by email at email@example.com or by phone at 022-730.69.00.
For the talk in Bern at the Swiss National Library, external guests should be at Hallwylstrasse 15 at 15.30. For further information and a map, you may contact Ms. Genevieve Clavel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 031 322 89 36.
Our speaker is:
Information Automation Limited (IAL), UK
He will present:
Tail-lights on the road: Did we miss a signpost?
The talk will be a wide-ranging exploration of e-books: their place in publishing and in libraries; how they are and can be exploited; and the issues faced by libraries in adding e-books to their collections. The discussion will cover the changing nature of libraries, the definition of Œe-book, where e-books fit in today's libraries and, e-book readers, as well as issues such as the purchasing and licensing models, discoverability, and access. Much of the talk will relate to work on the recent JISC [UK] National e-Book Observatory (NeBO).
Chris Armstrong is the owner and managing director of Information Automation Limited (IAL), a company that specialises in research, consultancy and training for the information profession and is particularly interested in all forms of electronic information resources (e-journals, e-books, etc). He teaches a course in electronic publishing at the Department of Information Studies in Aberystwyth, Wales.
The talk will be given in English.