eBooks. I Love Technology Lafayette Public Library February 5, 2010. People don't read anymore. - Steve Jobs , January 2008. eBooks: There's an app for that. - Steve Jobs , January 2010. Digital Books. source: Forrester Research , 2009. U.S. consumer eBook purchases
I Love Technology
Lafayette Public Library
February 5, 2010
- Steve Jobs, January 2008
eBooks: There's an app for that.
- Steve Jobs, January 2010
source: Forrester Research, 2009
sources: Forrester Research and Overdrive, 2010
Internet expanded from universities to homes and businesses
File sharing exploded around the world
Advances in scanning technology
Growth in personal computing - laptopsearly 1990s
Video has gone digital
What about Books?
What is the advantage to going digital?
Books stay in perfect condition
Hard to damage
Shelf reading not required
The dog did not eat your book, and the staff did not forget to check it in
No overdue fines, or notices, ever
Library service becomes more valuable to those who could not visit during regular hoursAdvantages of eBooks
Popular eBook Readers
6" E Ink Screen
Color LCD Input Screen
2 Gig Internal Memory
3G and WiFi Connectivity
EPUB and EDP File FormatsBarnes and Noble nook
Ex: Kobo Books
Most books $8.99 to $10.99. Several books sell for less than $5.00
Publishers make the pricing decisions.
Amazon has attempted to hold bestseller prices below $10.
Are eBook sales taking money away from print books in large numbers? Not as much as you would think.
Do publishers have an incentive to "kill" eBooks?
What impact will Apple make? Biggest question of 2010.
Copy of Longfellow's Evangeline from OpenLibrary.org
B & N nook
eReader (properitary)eBook File Formats
BB eBook (proprietary)
Convert a file saved in one format to another format.
All formats have different properties. Edit a file format to unlock features.
Create an eBook to share with others.Why would you want to convert or edit an eBook?
EFF's eBook Buyer's Guide to Privacy
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation, January 2010
Do companies track what books you purchase or checkout?
eBooks for Library Patrons concerned?
NetLibrary eBooks concerned?
"Most Downloaded" eBook list from overdrive concerned?
South Regional Library - January 22, 2010
E-Library Co-Op of Southeast Louisiana concerned?:
St. Charles Parish Library, St. John the Baptist Parish Library, Terrebonne Parish Library
Co-Op Libraries concerned?:
Acadia Parish Library
Iberia Parish Library
Lafayette Public Library
St. Martin Parish Library
St. Mary Parish Library
Vermilion Parish Library
EPUB eBooksOverdrive Bayouland E-Library Co-Op begins in 2010
How to concerned?:
Downloading Library eBooks to your Computer or
eBook "Scat" now ready to read inside Adobe Digital Editions. Notice "7-days" band on upper right corner of book. The countdown drops each day, until it reads "expired" on the 8th day.
The eBook "Scat" can be now be opened, deleted, or returned to Overdrive/Library so that someone else can read it.
Opening the book inside Adobe Digital Editions, I can begin to read "Scat". I click on "Chapter- One" in the left-hand column and ADE takes me to page 5 of 237. Page five is the first page of chapter one. By using the ADE menu at the top, I can change the text to whatever style/size I'm comfortable.
I have now decided to transfer the eBook "Scat" to my Sony Reader. I click and drag the eBook to my "PRS-300" in the left-hand column. Notice the "Red X" on the cover of the book.
I now have the eBook directly over the PRS-300 folder icon. Notice the "Red X" has changed to a "Green +" letting me know I am directly over the folder and ready to "drop" the file into my Sony Reader.
Clicking on the PRS-300 icon, I see that I now have 5 eBooks on my Sony Reader. Adobe Digital Editions allows access to all the eBooks on my Sony Reader, as well as all eBooks inside Adobe Digital Editions on my Windows computer at the same time.
"Scat" now ready to read on my Sony Reader ! on my Sony Reader. Adobe Digital Editions allows access to all the eBooks on my Sony Reader, as well as all eBooks inside Adobe Digital Editions on my Windows computer at the same time.