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Icepops pre-conference event on the lending of eBooks: free and open to all!

Jane Secker, 2023 – adapted from the article you can find here for more information on the upcoming event. 

Icepops has recently announced the full programme for the free eBook lending event which is taking place on Wednesday 19 July as part of Icepops 2023. This includes Prof Rebecca Giblin (University of Melbourne and co-author of Chokepoint Capitalism) and Kyle K Courtney (Harvard University and co-author of the White Paper on Controlled Digital Lending) as well as other leading experts in the world of digital access to library content.

The event will address key aspects of library lending of eBooks and wider themes relating to digital access to knowledge. The event will include talks, posters, polls, open-floor debate and discussion around these issues. Included in the workshop will be a presentation by researchers working at CREATe, University of Glasgow on research looking at The Law and Economics of eLending in Europe. This study, funded by KR21/Arcadia, considers competition law dimensions of eLending by academic and public libraries.

The event is supported by CREATe at the University of Glasgow and we are really grateful to Dr Kenny Barr and Dr Matteo Frigeri for putting together this fantastic programme of speakers.

Please book via the Icepops Eventbrite page and select the pre-conference event. This event is free and open to everyone, not just Icepops delegates, and the team would love to see you all there!

The timetable for the event is below:

2.30-3pm: Introductions

2.30-2.45pm: Tea and coffee in ARC Atrium

2.45pm-3pm: Introductions 

3-4pm: The Law and Economics of eLending

3-3.30pm:  eLending in Europe with Matteo Frigeri (University of Glasgow) and Konrad Gliscinski (Centrum Cyfrowe) followed by open-floor discussion

3.30-3.55pm: Rebecca Giblin (University of Melbourne) on Untapped project. Q&A/Open-floor discussion

4-5pm: ‘Where Are We Now?’ Perspectives on Access to Digital Knowledge

4-4.30pm: Kyle Courtney (Harvard University) on IA and CDL followed by Q&A

4.30-5pm: Dan Gilbert (University of Melbourne) eLending: ‘Where Are we Now?’

5-6.00pm: Wine reception in ARC Atrium with Salon Orcherster Glasgow

5.00-5.15pm: Wine reception in ARC Atrium

5.15-6.00pm: Salon Orchester Glasgow @ The ARC

 6.00-6.30pm: Close

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