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Thursday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
The Charlotte Initiative: a Review

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The Charlotte Initiative for permanent acquisition of ebooks by academic libraries, an Andrew W. Mellon funded grant, officially ended at the 2017 Charleston Conference with a 3 hour symposium at the beginning of the conference. Now that the grant has been completed members of the project team would like to share our most important findings, discuss where the academic ebook market currently stands related to the three principles laid out by the project, and present possible next steps in researching the changing landscape.

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Alison Bradley

Director, Strategic Initiatives, PALCI

Elizabeth Siler

Collection Development Librarian, UNC Charlotte
I am currently the Collection Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte. I manage the acquisition and decision making process for both our print and electronic materials as well as managing the budget. I am especially interested in textbook affordability and open access publishing as... Read More →