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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 • 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 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 →


Micah May

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

Amigos eShelfâ„  Service Manager, Amigos Library Services
I am the manager of our Amigos eShelf service, an ebook platform for libraries that strives to provide more options when it comes to working with ebooks.

Gregory Pronevitz

Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System

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

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