The joys and perils of Ebooks, we thought it would be easier!
Chancellors Room
Hughes Parry Hall
19 – 26 Cartwright Gardens
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Tuesday November 26th 2013 10am- 4.15pm

“The joys and perils of ebooks, we thought it would be easier” is designed to bring together colleagues in FE and HE, together with suppliers and other interested parties, to discuss just where ebooks are taking us in the 21st century institution. Whether you are interested in patron-driven purchasing, seeing an overview of the current marketplace, or buying resources to support further education courses, we have a range of speakers to suit all tastes. Half the day will be devoted to strands focused on FE or HE matters, which will allow you to share concerns and issues and network with colleagues from your sector.

FE colleagues: this is your chance to discuss the issues particular to FE directly with JISC Collections . Purchasing and getting access to content that is relevant to your students and affordable on your budget.
Provisional outline programme for the day:
09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome and housekeeping (Fiona Bowtell, JIBS chair), Chair for the day: introduction to the day
10:15 Keynote Speaker: Caron Milloy, JISC Collections, will give an overview of the current marketplace, including the difficulties encountered within the FE sector: The ebooks marketplace: try and then try again!
11:00 Jill Taylor Roe, University of Newcastle: Trying to keep the customer satisfied – the role of PDA.
11:30 Comfort break
11:45 Elaine Mulholland, St. Mary's University College, Belfast: “The Impact and Perceptions of e-books on Academic Staff in Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland.”
12:15 Ken Chad: Ebook ‘consumption’ the challenges issues and opportunities. Outputs from the Jisc ‘Challenges of ebooks’ project
12:45 Lunch

Split into sector groups:
13:45 Elizabeth McHugh: Purchasing challenges in HE
14:15 Phil Gee: 'The Plymouth eBook Project'
14:45 Discussion forum: issues with acquisition and use.

13:45 Carolyn Alderson, JISC Collections: the difficulties encountered in trying to make E book collections available to FE.
14:15 Elaine Mulholland and Stephen Harvey: Evidence based practice and promotion and tips on how to raise FE e-book usage figures
Stephen Harvey
Elaine Mulholland
14:45 Discussion forum

15:15 Reconvene: Sharing of discussion forums and closing remarks
15:45 Tea
16:00 Close

Please note that JIBS member institutions can send one free delegate.

Special offer for FE institutions:
FEs joining now (before the end of 2013) will receive membership until the end of 2014 for £50. Membership includes one delegate place at our events, held twice a year. See our membership page for more information.

Non-members will be charged at our standard rate of £100 per delegate. Member institutions may send additional delegates at a rate of £50 per delegate. Booking has now closed. Cancellations must be received by Tuesday 12th November. Booked places not cancelled will be invoiced