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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Moving Ebooks out of Silos

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Book digitization projects have existed for decades. As technology evolved, ebooks were created for various platforms and in myriad formats, forcing ebooks to live in silos based on how they could be accessed. In this panel, participants will discuss how they are working to break ebooks out of these silos. Panelists will begin by talking about the technology and projects that are making ebooks easier to access, especially on mobile devices. The panel will shift into a discussion about how DPLA hubs can work within their regional networks to unlock ebook content and make it openly accessible.


Moderators
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Michelle Bickert

Ebook Program Manager, Digital Public Library of America
Michelle Bickert is the Ebook Program Manager at DPLA. She works with the Business Development Director to develop DPLA’s ebook strategy and serves as the primary point person for service development and community engagement. Prior to DPLA Michelle was the Digital Content Coordinator for the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, where she helped launch the statewide ebook platform Reading Arizona and managed the Arizona Memory... Read More →

Speakers
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Eric Hellman

Founder, Unglue.it
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Ron Snyder

Technical Lead, JSTOR Labs
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Rebecca Welzenbach

Director of Strategic Integration and Partnerships, Michigan Publishing
University of Michigan



Thursday April 14, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Whittall Pavilion 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

Attendees (23)