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SimplyE and the Open Ebook Ecosystem
May 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Libraries are part of a unique moment in history, working to unite broad technology adoption, readily-available technical training, and widespread use of the internet, while supporting open and equitable access. Robert Cartolano and James English believe open standards and open source initiatives, like SimplyE, New York Public Library’s free, open-source e-reader app, allow all involved — commercial software vendors, publishers, libraries, and consortia — to innovate. They will demonstrate the progress of SimplyE in public and academic libraries, and discuss what is yet to come. Robert is the Columbia University Libraries Associate Vice President for Technology and Preservation. James is a product strategist at LYRASIS, an academic consortium leading in open technologies for libraries.
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