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Thursday, April 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Goodbye Adobe, Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love DRM

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Among librarians, DRM is a topic often addressed with grit teeth. Global ebook distributor De Marque and public library consortium BIBLIOPRESTO ran into innovation problems with their PRETNUMERIQUE.CA e-lending service related to proprietary DRM. However, by changing their approach to digital rights management, developments were fast-tracked and new opportunities became possible, including a government-backed project to bring digital libraries to public schools. It is a massive undertaking that would not be possible for a public library consortium without flexible and low-cost digital rights management and a close partnership with a technology provider. We’ve learned to love DRM.

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Marc Boutet

Co Founder, De Marque
  What was supposed to be a simple Summer job transformed into a true life project for Marc Boutet. He co-founded De Marque at the age of 15 and since that time has consistently demonstrated avant-gardism and innovation. Driven by a passion for culture and the arts, he spent his... Read More →
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Jean-François Cusson


Thursday April 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Chicago Author's Room