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The State of E-Books in Public Libraries and Publishing (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—GROUP RATE
Jessica E. Moyer for PLA
Item Number: 1031-1209
Publisher: PLA
Price: $119.00
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The mercurial state of public libraries’ relationship with e-books and their publishers is not always an easy issue to understand. This one-hour webinar features an up-to-date discussion of the current state of e-books with regards to public libraries and the publishing industry. Points will cover current and best practices as well as what will be coming down the pike. This archived webinar was originally presented October 31, 2012, as part of the “PLA Conference Webinar Series: Three Top Programs from PLA 2012.”
About the Authors

Jessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Moyer reviews fiction, audiobooks, reference books, and professional reading for Booklist. Moyer regularly speaks and conducts workshops on audiobooks, e-books and e-book readers, readers' advisory for all ages, and working with teen readers. More information is available at

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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