Scholarly e-books in your native language - Why, why not or when?
Nordic E-book conference October 1-2, 2015 in Copenhagen
E-books in Nordic languages that are relevant, accessible and affordable to universities and university colleges are in short
supply. The aim of this conference is to bring together publishers, aggregators and librarians, exchange ideas and needs and discuss possibilities. What is the main challenge for publishers? and libraries? and where can we meet?
The program so far:
Thursday, October 1
10.00 Registration and coffee
11.00 Conference opens
Scholarly e-books from a political perspective –
Zenia Stampe, Member of the Danish Parliament and spokeswoman on cultural affairs in the Social Liberal Party opens the conference
The challenges of a Danish University College – books in native languages are often used at the university colleges and providing electronic access is a challenge
The university perspective might be slightly different -
Kira Stine Hansen from Copenhagen University Library will share her views on that.
Publishers, libraries and e-books -
Christine Bødtcher-Hansen Director of the Danish Publishers Association shares her views
The state of affairs in Sweden –
Karin Byström from Uppsala university library talks about the situation in Sweden and the work done by libraries and publishers so far
Ebrary – the workflows between an aggregator and the publishers. Publishers do not necessarily need their own e-book platform.
Katinka Bratvold from Proquest will outline other possibilities.
Conference dinner at Tivoli Hotel
Friday, October 2
A Danish publisher’s perspective –
Anette Wad from DJØF Forlag offers an insight into a publisher’s considerations on e-books
Licensing models for e-textbooks in Finland.Higher education libraries in Finland have an important role in providing content, including textbooks, to students. As the importance of e-materials increases, libraries
have faced the problem of low supply when it comes to Finnish e-textbooks. FinELib e-textbook project aims to increase the availability of Finnish e-textbooks and increase the awareness of Finnish publishers of the needs of the higher education libraries regarding
e-books. In this e-textbook pilot project new pricing models are tested in collaboration with four publishers and several higher education libraries. Hear
Iina Peltonen, Licensing Coordinator, The National Library of Finland / FinELib talk about the project.
Knowledge Unlatched – A global library consortium model for funding open access scholarly books. The project period has ended and a new phase is beginning.
Executive director Frances Pinter gives an update on the developments.
Det digitale Nasjonalbiblioteket i Norge – status for udvikling, indhold og aftaler ved
“Publishers’ dilemma and trouble for librarians” presented by
Elena Macevituite fromthe Swedish School of Library and Information Science.E-book research group from the Universities of Gothenburg and Borås are conducting a long-term project related to the situation of e-books in small language markets and cultures.
The project investigates the whole book circuit and the impact of e-book development on each actor in this circuit. So far, we have completed several studies of those planned, but a number of them are still to be finished over the next year.Here I would present
the results of two studies, namely, the opinion survey of Swedish publishers and their attitude to the changes that e-books have introduced into the book market. This survey has been conducted also in two other European countries – Croatia and Lithuania. So,
we have a comparative data on the drivers and hinders of the e-book publishing, perspectives of e-book development and its consequences as publishers operating in small markets see them. On the other hand, we have completed in spring a survey of Swedish university
libraries on the situation with acquisition and management of e-book collections in them. This provides an interesting insight into the advantages of the new technology that librarians try to exploit and the problems that they relate to the new conditions
related to e-book use through libraries. There is no direct relation between the situation in commercial publishing and university libraries in Sweden. The Swedish publishers are more interested in the relations with public libraries, which are far from harmonious.
The difference between the two types of libraries in acquiring e-books and relation to publishing situation will be illustrated by presenting a public library case study that was carried out in spring.
And there is more to come …
15.00 Conference ends
And there is more to come …
The conference will be held at Tivoli Hotel, Arni Magnussons Gade 2,1577 Copenhagen V
Accomodation at either Tivoli Hotel or Wakeup, Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11, 1577 Copenhagen V
Registration at the
Danish Research Library Association’s website
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