The Future of Libraries and e-books: Serving our users in the 21st century
Micah May, Director of Business Development, NYC Public library
E-content, now audio not e-books, is the fastest growing area of circulation for libraries and getting Econtent service right is clearly essential. Since 2012, when he helped found ReadersFirst, was awarded a federal grant to build a better open source eBook app and forged groundbreaking deals with major publishers, Micah has been helping lead the charge to improve library eBook service including by taking ownership of the channels for delivery and developing better offerings that deliver satisfying user experiences, value for libraries (ROI) and are consistent with core library values. Micah will discuss how libraries can take advantage of and participate in two major grant funded projects supported by the IMLS, Library Simplified or SimplyE and the Library Econtent Access Project (LEAP), part of an emerging digital platform for EContent service.
Speaker: Micah May