eLending and the Digital Library Seminar: From Gatekeeper to Gardener, Creative Destruction in the Library

Jamie LaRue (http://jaslarue.blogspot.com.au/ ) is the director of the Douglas County Libraries, headquartered in Castle Rock, CO. He is the author of The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges, and wrote a weekly newspaper column for over 25 years. He was the Colorado Librarian of the Year in 1998, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Business Person of the Year, and in 2007 won the Julie J. Boucher (boo-SHAY) Award for Intellectual Freedom.  In recent years Jamie has pioneered the development of a library initiated eContent management platform, forging new partnerships with Independent publishers and self published authors and exploring opportunities for libraries as community publishers and facilitators of local creative talent.   
 
Jamie provided a keynote presentation:  From Gatekeeper to Gardener: Creative Destruction and the Library.
 
Presentation Synopsis:
The Digital Publishing Revolution is here at last. And at first, It wasn't going well: libraries were spending more and getting less. But once the Douglas County Libraries (in Castle Rock, Colorado) set up its own eContent platform, librarians realized that the game had changed. The old system of content distribution was broken. The new one offered libraries a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Are we bold enough to claim it?
 
 
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Additional Presentations:
Nathan Turner & Ryan Phillips, Parramatta Library eReader eLending initiative  Presentation Recording
Sue McKerracher, Executive Director Australian Library and Information Association. Presentation: eLending Advocacy.  Presentation Recording
Jason Griffey, Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Keynote presentation: The Near Future of Ubiquitous Computing.   Presentation Recording
Trish Hepworth Executive Officer for the Australian Digital Alliance. Presentation: Rethinking Copyright for the Digital Economy Presentation Recording
Sharan Harvey, Manager Library services for City of Brisbane Presentation: The future of public library collections: understanding what readers’ really want. Presentation Recording
David Jenkins, Manager Library services at the City of Newcastle. Presentation: Newcastle eBook Project Presentation Recording
Cameron Morley, Manager, Funding and Advisory Services SLNSW and Ellen Forsyth, Public Library Services Consultant SLNSW. Presentation: E-Only Public Libraries? Presentation Recording