May 5, 2021: ELending: A Case for Endorsement

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: ELending: A Case for Endorsement presented by Sharon Day. The presentation examines the “ELending Position Paper: A Case for Endorsement” compiled by Readers First. 

Neither libraries nor publishers are satisfied with the license terms currently applied to books in eFormats. We are not in agreement on what availability models and prices are fair, in part because we are still breaking new ground with these formats, their capabilities, and how to measure success. This position paper, by Readers First Working Group member Carmi Parker, proposes a single licensing model that aligns with print but optionally enables the unique capabilities of eLending: perpetual licenses and concurrent use.

This event is free and limited to members of the BPAA. Please register to reserve your spot by 4:30pm MST on Tuesday, May 4.

Sharon is Director, Branch Services and Collections at Edmonton Public Library. She works in collaboration with leadership in public services to provide direction and support for the provision of services to branches. She also provides direction for the selection, delivery and circulation of all EPL’s physical and digital collections. Prior to her current position, Sharon held the position of Manager, Collection Management and Access where she was responsible for planning and leading the provision and delivery of system-wide, centralized collections.

Sharon also serves as Chair of CULC’s E-Content Working Group: Econtent – Canadian Urban Libraries Council. This working group is tasked with leading the public library community with the aim to increase public awareness and advocacy of the eBook and eAudiobook issues, such as content, pricing, and access, currently faced by Canadian public libraries.

Sharon holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta and started her career as Automation Services Librarian at Yellowhead Regional Library. Later positions included Associate Director, then Acting Director of John M. Cuelenaere Public Library in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She joined EPL as Branch Manager in 2009. 

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