Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SLA Kentucky Chapter program on eBooks, November 2

Join the SLA Kentucky Chapter for our upcoming lunch, business meeting, awards presentation, and eBooks program on *Friday, November 2*.  The event will be held at Jonathan at Gratz Park <http://jagp.info/> in downtown Lexington (120 West Second Street).

Register here:
Registration will close *Friday, October 26 at 6PM*.

*Schedule of events:*

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:00: Awards presentation
1:00-2:30: Business meeting
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-5:00: eBooks program

*Program Details:*

The theme for this program is academic, corporate, and public library
perspectives on eBooks. University of Kentucky's Stephanie Aken, head of electronic resources, will present "Caveat Emptor: it may be electronic,
but don't overlook the fine print (licensing issues and the acquisition of eBooks)" and Kathryn Lybarger, head of cataloging and metadata, will discuss eBook batch editing and loading and link checking. Kimberly Mastrianni from LexisNexis will provide an overview of Lexis' eBooks and digital library. Public librarian, Cathy Howell, will discuss eBooks from the public library perspective, including growing patron demands, acquisition challenges, and the wide variety of publisher eBook business models. The program will be followed by a Q&A and group discussion with the speakers.

*Speaker Bios:*

*Stephanie Nicely Ake*n has served as the Head of Electronic Resources at
the Univ. of Kentucky since that position was established in 2005. Previously, she was the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Medical
Center Library (MCL) for 25 yrs., and she remains a member of the Medical Library Asso. as well as the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished level. While still at the MCL, she became interested in the new electronic format for journals, especially because of the demand from the healthcare community, and she set up and managed several early linkresolvers for various individual database platforms. As the number and sources of eJournals rose exponentially, she worked with a small campus committee to develop the hugely popular eJournals (EJAG) database. Once Kentucky signed a contract with Ex Libris, however, the data was migrated over to SFX, the linkresolver that remains in use today, and which now also includes eBooks. Stephanie taught in the SLIS program at UK for ten years (beginning and advanced online searching courses) and founded, then chaired the Central and Eastern Kentucky Online Users Group C/EKOUG. Prior to moving back to Lexington in 1979, she was the Head of Instruction, Circulation, & ILL at the Rowland Medical Library in Jackson, MS and created the role of clinical librarian for the orthopaedics department. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) for many years and has developed and taught MLA-approved workshops on literature searching and on electronic resources.

*Kathryn Lybarger *is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata at the University
of Kentucky Libraries, where she has worked as a librarian since 2009. Her research interests in libraries include metadata of all sorts
(including traditional cataloging and fancy new standards), preservation, digitization, and automation / computer-assisted workflows.

*Kimberly Mastrianni* has been employed with LexisNexis Matthew Bender for
15 years. She has held various positions in the company, but her current role is as Large Law Print Specialist. Her expertise is Matthew Bender
Treatises and statutory content and current focus is on eBooks and Digital Libraries.

*Cathy Howell* is the Technical Services Manager at the Lexington Public
Library, where she has worked since 2000.  Cathy has worked in a number of public settings for over 30 years specializing in Cataloging, Acquisitions,
Interlibrary Loan and most recently the acquisition and collection development of ebooks.

Cost to attend lunch and program:*
Members: $35
Non-Members: $40
Students: $15

*Cost to attend program only:*

Members: $15
Nonmembers: $20
Students: $5

If paying by check, make checks payable to *SLA - KY Chapter*.

Mail checks to:

Alex Grigg
Lexmark Library
740 W. New Circle Rd.
Lexington, KY 40550

*Additional $1.50 service charge will be added to credit card payments.

**Due to the meeting location all payments are nonrefundable.

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