Out of Print Discussion Group (OPDG) at ALA Midwinter 2010

Title: The Growing Availability of Out of Print Books: Digitization on Demand, Print on Demand, and the Expanding O.P. Market.
Time: Sunday, January 17, 1:30-3:00
Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, room 157 B

Description: More and more libraries are offering Digitization on Demand which allows patrons to select the books that are digitized and released on the web. One of the pioneers in this area is the Boston Library Consortium http://www.blc.org/ James Lee of the Brandeis University Library will walk us through the whole process and share some of the Consortium’s documentation. In addition Michael Cooper from Busca, Inc. www.buscainc.com will share some of his company’s strategies for locating out of print and POD books.

The committee will also hold an election for the upcoming year’s chair and co-chair.

The Out of Print Discussion Group isn’t just about o.p. books. We are open to all types of topics including Orphan Works, Large Scale Digitization Initiatives, Print on Demand, and Digitization on Demand. So come and join your colleagues in a wide ranging discussion of the hottest topic in the library world: out of print books!

For more information please contact John Riley, Chair OPDG, jdriley@comcast.net or 413-586-2852

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