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Charlotte Initiative Symposium

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The Charlotte Initiative for Permanent Acquisitions of E-books by Academic Libraries – Research Project Outcomes and Next Steps

Over the last two years attendees of the Charleston Conference have been hearing about The Charlotte Initiative for Permanent Acquisition of E-books by Academic Libraries, a Andrew W. Mellon funded research grant to study the current state of e-books in the academic market. At the heart of the project are three core principles proposed for e-book licenses:

  • Provision of irrevocable perpetual access and archival rights.
  • Allowance for unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Freedom from any Digital Rights Management (DRM), including (but not limited to) use of proprietary formats, restricted access to content, or time-limited access terms.

The last two years have brought many changes to the ever-evolving academic e-book market and now that the project is coming to a close, participants of the grant would like to share their findings and help continue the conversations around the e-books.

To this end, we will be offering a free symposium to all Charleston Conference attendees. The symposium will focus on possible solutions, including evolving business models and publisher feedback to the principles and will present highlights from the four research team findings.

Registration for this event is outside of the general Charleston Conference registration so please register here.Registration is limited so please register soon!

On behalf of the Charlotte Initiative Project Team, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Alison Bradley

Director, Strategic Initiatives, PALCI

Kate Davis

Assistant Director, (Collections & Digital Preservation), Scholars Portal, OCUL
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Kelly Denzer

Collections Strategist, Davidson College
Kelly is the Collections Strategist at Davidson College, Davidson, NC, where she handles the technical aspects of electronic resources in addition to collection development, assessment, and evaluation of print and electronic resources. She collaborates on collection curation and promotion... Read More →
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October Ivins

Principal and Consultant, Ivins eContent Solutions
October was an academic librarian for 20 years at UNC and LSU, and was an executive at two Boston area publishing services dot coms.  She is an independent consultant to publishers and other content providers, associations, libraries, and consortia.  Projects typically include market... Read More →
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Theresa Liedtka

Dean of the Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Rebecca Seger

Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, ITHAKA
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John Sherer

Director, University of North Carolina Press, University of North Carolina
John Sherer was named the seventh director of the University of North Carolina Press in June of 2012. Prior to that, he was the publisher of Basic Books in New York and also held the positions of Publisher of Nation Books, member of the AAP Trade Executive Committee, and adjunct professor... Read More →

Elizabeth Siler

Collection Development Librarian, UNC Charlotte
I am currently the Collection Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte. I manage the acquisition and decision making process for both our print and electronic materials as well as managing the budget. I am especially interested in textbook affordability and open access publishing as... Read More →
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Michael Zeoli

VP, eContent Development, YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, 1997-current ebrary, 2005-2007 Regenstein Library, Acquisitions Dept., University of Chicago http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/eternal_ebooks/

Monday November 6, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401