Monday, July 18, 2011

METRO Workship: The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle

Please join METRO online next Wednesday, July 27th for “The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle” - a webinar that is sure to enlighten participants on the effects that e-books could have on reading and librarianship.


What happens to our rights as readers when books go digital? Librarian Alycia Sellie and Technologist Matthew Goins will challenge the status quo of book digitization and argue that a careless migration to electronic books may destroy well-established rights that readers have held historically with print. More than just an issue of convenience, this talk will examine restrictive licensing agreements and closed technologies used in current digitization projects and outline alternatives.

To learn more or to register for this program, please visit