NJEDge.Net EATF Meeting on eReaders, eBooks & eTextbooks – April 9th, 2010

Join us at FDU Madison for a busy and informative meeting including reports from three eReader pilot projects at Farleigh Dickenson, Princeton and Seton Hall University.  We will be hearing about eTextbooks and ePublishing formats from Pearson,  eBook purchasing from VALE, and Ken Ronkowitz will talk about eTextbooks and Open Content.

CoChairs: Brian Richards, Middlesex County College & Laura Barrett, UMDNJ

Register here

Here is our draft program for the day:

10.00 am Breakfast
10.30 am Introductions
10.45 am FDU eReader Pilot
11.30 am Princeton eReader Pilot
12.15 am Lunch
12.45 pm Seton Hall eReader Pilot
1.15 pm Open Textbook Project
1.30 pm VALE eBook Task Force
1.45 pm Pearson
2.45 pm Summary Q & A
3.00 pm Finish

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Poster Session: Virtual Conferencing Using NJEdge-Marratech


This session will be a demonstration of the use of Marratech for video conferencing. VALE committees and sub-committees can easily meet online during inclement weather or when scheduling a face-to-face meeting is impossible. With easily available webcam, headset and microphone, a meeting can be initiated in minutes.


  •  Kurt W. Wagner, Head of Library Information Systems, William Paterson University. E-mail: wagnerk@wpunj.edu
  • Denise O’Shea, Systems Librarian & Technical Support Specialist, Fairleigh Dickinson University. E-mail: oshea@fdu.edu
  • Joan Getaz, Library Director, Camden County College. E-mail: jgetaz@camdencc.edu
  • Ann Hoang, Assistant University Librarian, New Jersey Institute of Technology. E-mail: ahoang@ADM.NJIT.EDU
  • Yingting Zhang, Information & Education Librarian, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. E-mail: yzhang@umdnj.edu