Tara Bauer Melissa Kizior Aaron Sandoval. E-Books @ your Public Library. What are they?.
Restrictive DRM laws
2011 Ebook Penetration & Use in U.S. Libraries Survey
Most popular E-Readers
Barnes and Noble Nook
E-Readers vs. Tablets
Tablets: Educational reading and juvenile materials
E-Readers: Fiction and narrative
Consumer Reports Dec. 2011
75% offer e-books
5% offer them preloaded
Majority from OverDrive
Seybold Report 2011
“This is big. That’s clear. This is changing libraries. That’s clear. What might not be so clear is what librarians need to know and focus on to make sure they are able to build strong e-book collections.” –Linda W. Braun
YALSA Vice President
Bundle based purchase or title-by-title
Print or e-book or both
Rent or perpetual access
No direct visual cues to help determine
What is missing
Librarians in various department not included in e-book c.d.
Get involved in e-book collection development
Know the how-tos of e-books in your library
Who is using the e-books?
Penguin, Simon & Schuster – do not allow library lending
Hachette/Macmillan –certain titles made available
Harper Collins e-book purchases expire after 26 uses
Many publishers delay e-book releases until after print publication
March 2 - Random House triples price of library e-books while making entire US catalog (17,000 titles) available on Apple’s iBookstore.
Should Public Libraries re-think collection development models?
Interview with Pam Dubay – Collection Development.
Overall, extremely positive attitude.
Expanding use, every Christmas!
Purchase through a consortium – joint collection decision-making.
Ventura Public – OverDrive,etc.
Oxnard Public – No e-books