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ER&L 2014

March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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Digital Popular Collections: From Patterson to Pinkalicious-Providing patrons with what they want 24/7/365

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM–10:35 AM CDT
Grand Ballroom
Conference Track

2. Collection Development & Assessment


hoopla, zinio, 3M, overdrive, digital materials, popular materials, freegal, axis 360, one click digital, lending models, value, evaluation

Learning Objectives

Digital Popular Materials collections can add a lot of value to your library's electronic offerings. But with a multitude of vendors and lending models they can be tricky to navigate and provide support and access to your patrons. This panel will give insight on a variety of kinds of popular materials collections including hoopla video, 3M & Overdrive eBooks, Scholastic BookFlix, and Zinio eMagazines.


A community-driven discussion from public, state, and academic librarians on how digital popular material's collections are adding value to your patron's library experience, how that value is being measured, and what these libraries are doing to increase value and make the user experience as pleasant as possible. There will room to discuss the popular materials collection fits in the grander scheme of overall electronic resources.

QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY! Session Organizers are soliciting questions for discussion in this panel session. Click here to submit your question. 

Online Conference

Online Conference Session


Sarah Strahl, Ela Area Public LIbrary
Linda Raymond, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Ashley Eklof, BiblioTech
Gretchen Rings, Oak Park Public Library
Maureen Morris, Cornell University
Deb Biggs Thomas, Library of Michigan