ALCTS webinars: "Buying Library Materials on the OP Book Market" and "Maximizing Revenue from Selling Withdrawn Books and Unwanted Gifts"

Session One: ALCTS webinar: Buying Library Materials on the Out-of-Print Book Market
Date: October 6, 2010 

Description: The out-of-print market offers advantages to libraries that are willing to tap into this source of millions of books. This webinar will explain how the distinctions between the print and out-of-print marketplace are blurring. The presentation will show how the out-of-print market offers potential cost-savings and allows libraries to build retrospective collections, and replace missing items. In some cases, purchasing the out-of-print book may be a cost effective substitute for interlibrary loan.

Session Two: ALCTS webinar: Maximizing Revenue from Selling Withdrawn Books and Unwanted Gifts
Date: October 27, 2010

Description: This webinar will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of four methods of selling withdrawn books and unwanted gifts—book sales, sales to dealers, consignments to Internet vendors, and selling directly on the Internet. The session will provide tips for maximizing revenue and minimizing staff costs. Many libraries could increase revenue, some significantly, by understanding the various options.

Presenter: Bob Holley, a Professor of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University, has been involved in the out-of-print book market for the last five years since he co-authored the first statistical study on pricing and availability of out-of-print materials on the Internet. He has run or helped with book sales for four different library organizations. He is also a small Internet book vendor and can share his insights on selling materials.

Please see Fees below for special package pricing.

Time: All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session(s) you wish to attend.

Single session fees:

Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Special package rate for Oct. 6 & 27 webinars:

Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $182
Individuals – ALCTS Members: $62; Non-Members: $82

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.

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