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NISO Forum: The E-Book Renaissance, Part II: Challenges and Opportunities

October 18-19, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

NEW!  Attend remotely through Live Streaming or if unavailable on the day of the forum, receive access to the recorded version of the forum.  (All in-person attendees will also receive access to the recording.)

About the Forum

E-books have existed in the library landscape for over a decade, but it is only in the last few years that their use has shifted to finally become the game-changer that all have anticipated for so long. Availability, distribution, licensing, discoverability, current and future access, and usage of e-books all require content providers and libraries to change many of their existing processes and develop new ways to do business. Amidst this confusion is a wealth of opportunities for new collaborations and initiatives.

The NISO Forum, The E-Book Renaissance, Part II: Challenges and Opportunities will probe the key issues surrounding e-books from a variety of industry, library, scholarly, and consumer viewpoints. Participate in the community discussion for advancing e-book development, distribution, and use.

Click here to find out what's on the agenda for this informative two-day forum.

Registration

To register for the in-person forum:

To register for live streaming/recording option:

Fees

In-Person:

  • NISO Voting and LSA Members:
    Early-Bird (Ends 10/05/2012): $400
    Regular: $475
    On-site: $525
     
  • Non-Members:
    Early-Bird (Ends 10/05/2012): $450
    Regular: $525
    On-site: $575
    Student: $200

Live Streaming / Recording Only:

  • NISO Voting and  LSA Members: $249
  • Non-Members: $299
     
  • Students: $130

Registration Information

In-Person

  • Early bird rates for the in-person forum are offered until October 5, 2012.
     
  • Registration for the in-person forum closes October 12, 2012. After that date, a processing fee of $50 will be added for late registrations. This also applies to any on-site registration.
     
  • Cancellations made by October 12, 2012 will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
     
  • Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Notify the NISO office if you have any dietary restrictions (301-654-2512).
     
  • Students should submit proof of enrollment when registering. Please contact the NISO office (301-654-2512) with questions.
     
  • All registrants, in-person and live streaming, will receive information after the webinar about accessing the recorded version.

Live Streaming

  • Registration for the live streaming closes October 17, 2012 at noon (Eastern).
     
  • Cancellations made by October 12, 2012 will receive a full refund, less a $50 cancellation fee.
     
  • Students should submit proof of enrollment when registering. Please contact the NISO office (301-654-2512) with questions.
     
  • Live streaming registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the forum for one year. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
     
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the live streaming via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive instructions before the start of the forum.
     
  • Live streaming will be done through a password protected stream on the Ustream website (www.ustream.tv/). If you have a broadband Internet connection and a web browser that can view flash streaming videos, you should be able to view the Forum livestream. Registrants are encouraged to visit the Ustream website in advance of the forum and view one of the public videos to confirm system compatibility. For more information about system requirements, visit: helpcenter.ustream.tv/category/category/viewing. Registrants are responsible for ensuring their own system compatibility.
     
  • Live streaming success is dependent on many factors, some of which are outside NISO's control. We are not anticipating any particular issues with the live streaming technology for this event, but if problems occur and the Forum is inaccessible for the streaming attendee(s), we will communicate a schedule for refunds at that time, based on the circumstances.
     
  • All registrants, in-person and live streaming, will receive information after the webinar about accessing the recorded version.

Location Information

Metro Meeting Centers – Boston
101 Federal Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 737-1200

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Parking is available at 33 Arch Street parking garage for $15: use these directions.

Metro Meeting Centers – Boston is located on the 4th floor of 101 Federal Street, a 31-story skyscraper in the Financial District of Boston. The building is also known as 75 – 101 Federal Street, because the single lobby joins two towers. Upon entering, locate the elevator banks for 101 Federal Street and take any elevator to the 4th floor.

Metro Meeting Centers is 10 minutes from Boston’s Logan International Airport and within short walking distance to public transportation, including South Station train and bus terminal, as well as Boston’s premier mutual fund companies, accounting firms, law firms, banks and the Boston Stock Exchange.

For useful guides to using Boston’s public transportation system, visit the MBTA website.


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