Free UKSG webinar - eBooks Now: an introduction to managing eBooks and considerations for accessibility

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“I certainly learnt a lot about ebook provision today." - B Lea

“Excellent, instructive presentations covering several aspects without any overlap!" - Dominic Benson, Brunel University

“Excellent and engaging presentations on an often neglected issue. Thank you." - T May

“The webinar gave a useful overview of e-book accessibility." - Rachael Scott, University of Reading

“A well-organised webinar with plenty of time for questions." - Kathy McGowan, Middlesex University

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This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers, with the added benefit of no travelling required! You will also receive a link to a recording of the webinar so that you can listen again at a time convenient to you.

This is a free webinar.

 

OVERVIEW

This webinar will provide an introduction to managing, purchasing and promoting eBooks within an academic context. It will also provide an overview of the key elements of eBook accessibility with reference to the recent HE eBook accessibility audit. With opportunities for questions and to feedback. 

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017
Time: 1400 GMT
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A 

 

SPEAKERS

Vicki McGarvey
Learning and Information Services Manager
Staffordshire University

Erica Lee
Information Resources Specialist
Aston University

Ben Watson
Accessible Information Project Adviser, University of Kent 
Co-lead on E-book accessibility audit 2016

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Enhanced knowledge of eBook management within an academic context;
  • Understanding of some of the issues relating to eBook accessibility 

Subject level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.

 

REGISTRATION

This is a free webinar and is open to members and non-members of UKSG alike.  It will be recorded and the speakers will use a web cam.

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ACCESSIBILITY

if you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact Maria Campbell.

 

QUERIES

Please send your questions to Maria Campbell.

 

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