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ER&L 2012

April 1–4, 2012

Austin, Texas

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Exploring ideas, trends and technologies in eresources and digital services.

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eBook Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities for Enhanced and Dynamic Content

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM–4:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Amphitheater 204

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Managing e-Resources in Libraries


preservation, ebook

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to understand and articulate the quick wins and remaining obstacles to preserving ebooks in all formats, understand the methods of preservation, legal issues, content types, and delivery mechanisms. They will be able to ask the right questions of their ebook providers and their preservation initiatives and demand that resonable measures be taken to ensure preservation of scholarly content.


As libraries purchase more ebooks, ensuring their longterm preservation is key. Some can be preserved using standards created for journals, but ebooks with dynamic/enhanced content, often more like databases, require further development. Learn how CLOCKSS preserves ebooks, and why publishers and libraries find ebook preservation to be so essential.


Randy S Kiefer, CLOCKSS
Geneva Henry, Rice University Library