E-Books and E-Readers: Leveling the Playing Field or Widening the Digital Gap?

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Speaker: Christina de Castell
Speaker: Grace Sim
Speaker: Ida Priyanto, Library Director, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
Speaker: Igwe Ukoha
Speaker: John Hickok, Librarian, California State University Fullerton
Speaker: Maitrayee Ghosh
Speaker: Renee Chalut
Speaker: Tay Ai Cheng

E-books and e-readers are revolutionizing reading and libraries the world over. With their ease of distribution and availability in large numbers, they hold great promise for delivering currency and intellectual content to the information poor. At the same time, digital information is often only available to those who can afford internet access and the technological infrastructure needed to provide that access. This program will feature projects and research illustrating how e-books and e-readers have impacted libraries and readers globally in many different ways. It will feature various projects, trends and issues related to the use of e-books in libraries around the world.

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Session Materials: 
Singapore-Ebooks and eReaders.pdf - Uploaded by John Hickok (Jun 30, 2014 - 2.4 MB
ALA2014-SEA-Ebooks-show.pdf - Uploaded by John Hickok (Jun 30, 2014 - 3.21 MB
ALA2014-SEA-Ebooks-paper.pdf - Uploaded by John Hickok (Jun 25, 2014 - 262.57 KB
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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:15pm PDT
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Attached is the paper & presentation of one of the papers for this session: "Usage and Challenges of E-Books & E-Readers in Southeast Asia: A Current Snapshot of the Issue" by: Grace Sim & Ai Cheng Tay (Singapore),
Ida Priyanto (Indonesia), and John Hickok (USA).  Also attached, separately, is more detailed information regarding the Singapore portion of the paper.