Charlotte Ebook Initiative -- Symposium in Charleston
From: John Burger (
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:52:07 -0700 (PDT)
ASERL Friends:

Some of you have been involved in the developments of the Charlotte Initiative, 
an endeavor led by our colleagues at UNC Charlotte for the past two years to 
create a methodology for permanent acquisitions of E-books by academic 
libraries.  At the heart of the project are three core principles proposed for 
e-book licenses:
*  Provision of irrevocable perpetual access and archival rights.
*  Allowance for unlimited simultaneous users.
*  Freedom from any Digital Rights Management (DRM), including (but not limited 
to) use of proprietary formats, restricted access to content, or time-limited 
access terms.

The project leaders have much to report, and are inviting all Charleston 
Conference attendees to attend a free symposium on November 6 to learn about 
project outcomes and next steps. The symposium will focus on possible 
solutions, including evolving business models and publisher feedback to the 
principles and will present highlights from the four research team findings.

Charlotte Initiative Symposium:  Research Project Outcomes and Next Steps
When: Monday, November 6, 2017 -- 1pm - 4pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott Charleston Hotel, 125 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 
29401 -- Grand Cypress Ballroom
REGISTER:  Space is limited!  You must register separately from the main 
Charleston Conference to attend this session.  See

More information about this event can be found at

Questions can be directed to Liz Siler at UNC Charlotte:  esiler3 [at] 

I hope to see many of you there!


John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322


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