Schedule of Events

Hosted at the award-winning Z Smith Reynolds Library on the beautiful campus of Wake Forest University (in the friendly and welcoming town of Winston-Salem, North Carolina), the “Festival” strives to serve as a simple (but too-rare) confluence of librarians and publishers, coming together to demonstrate both the fine art of content creation, and the simple (but too-secret) science of sharing ebooks.

Friday morning, June 3, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, The Bookfeast

The Festival’s morning session will feature the so-called Bookfeast, during which a new digital imprint, the Library Partners Press, will continue to celebrate its “launch” by presenting demonstrations and discussions of publishing platforms like Pressbooks, Tizra, and Bibliolabs. Oh, and Amazon — can’t forget to talk about Amazon, and their forthcoming Inspire. And how such platforms could (but don’t always) conform to today’s OER-related expectations.

And then the great Andrea Eastman-Mullins of Alexander Street Press fame will dive in to usage/ROI, patron driven acquisition, technical tools,  OA (vis a vis some new open access initiatives), and just living la vida publisher WSNC.

Friday lunch, June 3, 2016, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, The Rock Opera (aka “lunch”)

Next up, and during a lively lunch break (included, with the free registration), we’ll host a (mock) Rock Opera — as they say, ya gotta eat.

Friday afternoon, June 3, 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, The eBooks Freakout

Then in the afternoon session, and back at the library, the festival continues with the so-called Freakout, short for “Sharing Born Digital eBooks in Libraries,” and featuring a traditional (and relatively high-powered yet free-wheeling) panel, presentations, discussions, breakouts, and important keynotes from regionally- and nationally-recognized ebook innovators and OER-fans, including:

 

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