Cover to Cover: Redefining Books and Library Collections in Learning (archived webinar)

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This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 



We’ve seen tremendous changes in our concept of what a book is over the past several years as online content has joined on-the-shelf printed content, and more change appears to be on the way.


Recent conversations in a variety of settings are expanding our concept of books to include online volumes curated by individual instructors who create custom-made textbooks for individual courses by licensing content to be included in anthologies; digital coursework that combines text, graphics, video, and other content; and the idea that connectivist MOOCs (massive online open courses) and the learner-generated content they produce might become a new form of textbook.


This one-hour interactive session will survey a few of the current developments and offer opportunities to discuss how these and other evolving models of books affect the concept of developing and maintaining library collections that meet library users’ needs.


Participants, by the time they leave the session, will be able to:


  • Identify at least three variations on what constitutes a book
  • Describe how evolving ideas of what a book is affect the work of library staff
  • Cite at least two ideas they can pursue in exploring changing concepts of books to better serve library users


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event Type(s): Issues and Trends, Online Course, All
Presenter: Paul Signorelli
Jay Burton
(740) 384-2103

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