E-books the potential for inclusion
Victoria Owen, Head Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough and Governing Board member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA)
What is the impact on accessibility and usability as libraries move from print to digital collections? How are legislators, publishers and librarians shaping access in the digital era? The global perspective on e-books, the inclusion of people with disabilities in libraries, and the status of copyright legislation for libraries will be highlighted. The presentation will weave together these various strands of the e-book ecosystem starting with the policy framework, national policies and laws and how they are incorporated into the reality of the digital environment. Can ‘born digital’ mean ‘born accessible’ within the next 10 years?
Speaker: Victoria Owen