Sabina Iseli-Otto

Public Services Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Service

Sabina is the Public Services Librarian at the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), a national digital library of accessible format materials that works with public libraries and publishers across Canada to ensure equal access to reading materials for all Canadians. She works with public libraries to help local readers find technology and books they want to read in whatever format works for them. Her favourite discussion topics are the commercial availability exception in the Copyright Act and the privatization of public library space. She lives in rural Alberta where she doesn’t belong, and loves talking with people about books and revolutions of all sizes.

Sabina's Sessions

We Tear Apart Your Ebooks: How, why, and what you can do to stop us

Not everyone can read an ebook, especially when it isn’t fully accessible. About 10% of Canadians may not be able to read books in print format because of vision, mobility, and comprehension impairments. These readers are typically not part of a publisher’s market, but they could be. NNELS (nnels.ca) is a publicly-funded accessible format producer […]
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