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eBooks

Jennifer Schwelik

Beachwood Schools

[email protected]

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

paper
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

printing press
3000 characters/second

500 characters/cubic inch

Printing Press

1450 A.D.

3000 miles - 18 days

Telegraph

1837

3000 miles - 4 minutes

digitized books

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
the goals
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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Requires Authentication

      • IP authentication
      • Referring URL
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One Vendor-

NetLibrary

ebook management

eBook Management

Circulation

Statistics

Purchasing

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URL separate

from patrons

advantages
Patron/Student

Searching text

Damage-free annotation

Hyperlinking

Portability

Librarian/Teacher

Circulation

Preservation

Reading room easily customizable

Advantages
who else is there over 150 ebook only publishers
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
who else is there
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)
where are we now
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
where are we going
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
remember
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
contract options
Contract Options
  • Individual school
  • District/Consortium
  • Purchase on demand
  • Rent - annual fee
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