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Thu 3 Oct 2019
10:00 - 11:30

Venue: Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Provided by: Librarians in Training


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Librarians in Training: ebooks@cambridge Training for Librarians
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Thu 3 Oct 2019

Description

Bewildered by business models? Dubious about DRM? Flummoxed by formats? Come to our ebooks training session where we will try and demystify all things ebook and help you to support your users.

We have re-vamped the content of this session this year, we are not concentrating so heavily on the basics, and will instead introduce some new information on aspects such as troubleshooting, file formats and accessibility.

The presentation part of the course will run for an hour and there is an optional 30 minutes where you are welcome to stay and work through the workbook of practise exercises. In the presentation we will introduce the ebooks@cambridge service, investigate the differences between purchase models, licenses and supplier platforms, and talk about Digital Rights Management (DRM) and ebook formats. We will also demonstrate ways of searching for ebooks in iDiscover and in Alma, how to use/download/print ebooks, and look at the differences between purchased and electronic legal deposit ebooks. We will discuss some common problems reported to the ebooks team, and touch on accessibility issues (including alternative format requests).

After the presentation attendees will be given a takeaway workbook of ebook-related exercises which will give them a chance to familiarise themselves with the breadth of our ebook collections. Librarians from the ebooks Advisory Group will be on hand to help answer any ebook-related questions you may have.

This session is aimed at newer members of library staff and those who would like a refresher on all things ebook.

Target audience
  • You must be a staff member of one of the Cambridge Libraries (College, FDL, Affiliated, Institution or UL) to attend this session.
  • For further information please see our eligibility criteria
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Thu 3 Oct   10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room map Jayne Kelly,  Izabela Hoang,  Jo Milton
Objectives
  • To help librarians to help their users in finding and using ebooks
  • To demystify ebook-related jargon such as DRM, PDA and EPUB
  • To introduce and answer some common troubleshooting issues
  • To explain the difference between “normal” ebooks and electronic legal deposit ebooks
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