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eBooks

Jennifer Schwelik

Beachwood Schools

[email protected]

http://www.beachwood.k12.oh.us/bhslmc/bhsref.htm


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½ character/second

1 character/cubic inch

2 characters/second

250 characters/cubic inch

Paper

4000 B.C.

2800 B.C.

3000 miles - 18 days


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3000 characters/second

500 characters/cubic inch

Printing Press

1450 A.D.

3000 miles - 18 days

Telegraph

1837

3000 miles - 4 minutes


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Stephen

King

Digitized Books

Today

In 2000, Stephen King’s book, Riding the Bullet, was introduced to the public in eBook format only.

  • 20,000 characters/second

  • 125 billion characters/cubic inch

  • 3000 miles - 1 trillionth of a second


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THE GOALS

  • Improving library service

  • Maximizing user satisfaction

  • Keeping within the constraints of the budget

  • Designing an easily identifiable space in cyberspace


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Accessible

through

your catalog…


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One Vendor-

NetLibrary


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eBook Management

Circulation

Statistics

Purchasing


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URL separate

from patrons


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Patron/Student

Searching text

Damage-free annotation

Hyperlinking

Portability

Librarian/Teacher

Circulation

Preservation

Reading room easily customizable

Advantages


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Who else is there?Over 150 eBook only publishers

  • Ebrary http://www.ebrary.com

    • Allows viewing

    • Charges for printing or copying

  • Alexandria Digital Literature http://www.alexlit.com

    • Out-of-print poems and stories

    • Many available for $1.00


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    Who else is there?

    • University of Virginia http://etext.lib.virginia.edu

      • Large variety of titles

      • Many accessible by general public

  • Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov

    • Collections of books documenting US History


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    Who else is there?

    • Rutgers http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/memdb

      • Medieval databank

      • Digital preservation of brittle books

  • Questia http://www.quiesta.com

    • Unlimited access to full text of thousands of books, journals and periodicals

  • Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.net/

    • 3,500 public domain texts


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    Who else is there?

    • Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/reading/books/

      • Collection of texts

      • All public domain

  • Bartleby http://www.bartelby.com

    • 200 free access works

  • e-picture books http://ipicturebook.com

    • Out-of-print picture books (charge)


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    Where are we now?

    • Classic Model

      • Library buys x copies of eBook

      • Book is cataloged and MARC record is entered into online catalog

      • User finds eBook online and downloads to his reading device.

      • Book is shrink wrapped with “rights mangement” envelope

      • Book is read and returned to the library


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    Where are we going?

    • Distributed Networking

    • Library acquires eBook

    • Voucher sets rights for loan

    • Directory “union catalog” of eBooks

    • User requests book in any library in the consortium

    • User downloads book

    • Book is shrink wrapped in use voucher

    • OR User requests book

    • Library purchase book

    • Library downloads book onto User’s computer

    • Print-on-demand

      • Lightning Source http://www.lightningsource.com

    • Electronic ink and paper

      • http://www.eink.com

    • All course materials on-line. Students download them to laptop


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    Remember...

    • Binding

      • eBooks are electronically bound

      • Paperback books are paper bound

      • Hardback books are hard bound

    • Cost

      • eBooks are a purchased until you discard them

      • eBooks cost about the same as a hardback book

    • Access

      • eBooks can be used one at a time -- just like hardback books


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    Contract Options

    • Individual school

    • District/Consortium

    • Purchase on demand

    • Rent - annual fee


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    Questions?

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