The Charlotte Initiative on eBook Principles: Making eBooks Work for Libraries and Publishers

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Saturday, June 18, 9:00–10:15 AM
Chair: October Ivins, Ivins eContent Solutions
Panelists: Theresa Liedtka, Dean UTC Library, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Elizabeth Siler, Collection Development Librarian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Respondents: Steve Cohn, Director, Duke University Press; John McLeod, Director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing Services, University of North Carolina Press

Join us for a mid-project update about this Mellon-funded exploration seeking common ground between publishers and librarians about eBook concerns. Libraries want unlimited simultaneous use and to provide course use and instructional materials. What business models can accommodate that need? What licensing terms are feasible to provide perpetual access and archival rights without DRM? How does ILL fit into the picture? Members of the working group representing the course use and licensing principles research teams will make brief presentations and invite you to participate in what is sure to be a lively discussion. To learn more now, visit our website at


To view the slides and presentations from "The Charlotte Initiative on eBook Principles," please visit AAUP's SlideShare.

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