Jill Blades is DPLA e-books outreach program leader, working to improve access to e-books, audiobooks, and other published digital materials for libraries and their patrons. Jill came to DPLA from Baker & Taylor, where she worked with school and public libraries around the country, most recently as their field sales consultant for public libraries in the Southeast. Jill holds a BA in philosophy from the College of Charleston.
Orientation to Library Simplified: The Library-Driven Platform (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER
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Library Simplified is a free and open-source e reading software suite that allows libraries to manage their collections and control the patron experience for finding, borrowing, and reading library e-books. For libraries with multiple collections, it unifies the patron experience to a single interface using the SimplyE e-reading app for both iOS and Android devices.
In this on-demand webinar, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and its partners from the state of Connecticut and LYRASIS will provide an overview of Library Simplified and the rest of the library-driven platform. The webinar will include an orientation to the technology, including a live demo of the app and the middle-ware that powers it. The webinar will focus on how libraries can roll out the Library Simplified platform, which was built by libraries for libraries, and how getting involved can advance the mission of libraries and improve access for Americans.
Originally presented January 13, 2021.
Access to an auto-captioned version in Zoom is available with purchase.
Running time: 57 minutes
At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the library-driven platform, how it works, and the benefits;
- Be familiar with the SimplyE app and how your library can use it to improve access; and
- Know what options the DPLA Exchange offers and how DPLA is approaching publishers to advocate for the best possible options.
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