DPLAfest 2016 has ended
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 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Library eBook Platforms: An Update

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Library ebook stakeholders convened at DPLAfest 2015 to collaborate and address the challenges ebooks present to libraries. What does the library ebook ecosystem look like one year later? What progress have we made, and where can we continue to disrupt? During this session, we will discuss the goals and states of both library-owned platforms and consortial solutions, innovative technologies, and the possibility of a "national ebook platform."

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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... Read More →


Micah May

Director of Business Development, The New York Public Library
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Christine Peterson

Engagement & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Amigos Library Services
As part of a team at Amigos Library Services, I manage the SImplyE implementation project. Talk to me if you are interested in either hosting SimplyE for yourselves or having us host the app for your patrons.

Greg Pronevitz

Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System
Greg Pronevitz was appointed the head up the newly formed Massachusetts Library System (MLS) when it was founded in 2010. MLS’ mission, as a state-funded non profit, is to build the capacity, empower, and provide support, training, consulting, online content, physical delivery and... Read More →

Thursday April 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Coolidge Auditorium 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540