Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Video: E-Textbook Initiatives in Libraries and IT Organizations

A new video of a project briefing session from CNI's spring 2014 meeting is now available:
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Spring 2014 Membership Meeting
March 31 - April 1, 2014
St. Louis, Missouri

E-Textbook Initiatives in Libraries and IT Organizations (37:31)
Glenda Morgan & Milind Basole (UIUC), Pat Reid (Purdue), and Todd Grappone (UCLA)

Video of the presentation is now online at http://youtu.be/VY_Y8Z5MaH4 and http://vimeo.com/91958807

Session Description:
A lot of attention has recently been paid to library publishing initiatives around scholarly works and research. Less attention however has been given to work that is happening in both libraries and information technology (IT) organizations around publishing of e-textbooks and other instructional resources. These materials take a number of different formats: some are open, some involve copyrighted material, they use a number of different technical platforms with a number of different affordances. This panel illustrates some of the variety of different initiatives occurring around the country on e-textbook publishing in libraries and IT. The presentation highlights the available opportunities and the progress being made as well as the challenges. Despite these challenges the session includes an argument for an increased role of both libraries and IT organizations in publication of original instructional materials in the form of e-textbooks.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI's video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).                                             

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