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Tara bauer melissa kizior aaron sandoval

Tara Bauer

Melissa Kizior

Aaron Sandoval

E-Books@ your Public Library


What are they

What are they?

  • “An e-book is a digital object with textual and/or other content, which arises as a result of integrating the familiar concept of a book with features that can be provided in an electronic environment; and

  • E-books typically have in-use features such as search and cross reference functions, hypertext links, bookmarks, annotations, highlights, multimedia objects and interactive tools”

    • Vasileiou, et al., 2008


When were they developed

When were they developed?

  • 1960s-70s – Alan Kay’s “Dynabook”

  • 1971 – Project Gutenberg - 1st ebook uploaded

  • 1987 – Microsoft released ebooks on CD-ROM

  • 1998 – Rocket – first hand-held ebook reader

  • 1998 – NetLibrary, first commercial ebook aggregator in US

  • 2000 – Stephen King’s Riding the Bullet

  • 2003 – Ebooks were available for loan in US libraries


What do they look like

What do they look like?


E books as a format

E-Books as a Format


Advantages of e book format general

Advantages of E-book Format (General)

  • Easy to navigate

  • No wear and tear

  • Remote access


Disadvantages of e book format general

Disadvantages of E-book Format (General)

Restrictive DRM laws

Late releases

Cost


Why do libraries collect

Why do libraries collect?

  • Patrons – existing and potential!

  • Retaining our relevance

  • Visually-impaired readers

  • Space issues

  • Portability

  • Damage


Or not collect

Or not collect?

  • COSTS!

  • Platform/format issues

  • Complex buying processes

  • Access levels: Current and future

  • Technology issues/digital divide

  • Nostalgia/change


Why not offer ebooks

Why not offer ebooks?

2011 Ebook Penetration & Use in U.S. Libraries Survey


Popularity of e books

Popularity of E-books


In general

In General

Most popular E-Readers

Amazon Kindle

Sony Reader

Barnes and Noble Nook

E-Readers vs. Tablets

Tablets: Educational reading and juvenile materials

E-Readers: Fiction and narrative

Consumer Reports Dec. 2011


Growth of e book popularity

Growth of E-book Popularity


E book device ownership vs others

E-book Device Ownership vs. Others


In libraries

In Libraries

75% offer e-books

5% offer them preloaded

Majority from OverDrive

Seybold Report 2011


Collection development of e books

Collection Development of E-books

“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


Things to consider

Things to Consider

Bundle based purchase or title-by-title

Print or e-book or both

Rent or perpetual access

DRM laws


Challenges

Challenges

No direct visual cues to help determine

What is missing

More copies

Librarians in various department not included in e-book c.d.


Solutions

Solutions

Get involved in e-book collection development

Circulation statistics

Know the how-tos of e-books in your library

Who is using the e-books?


Publishers e book policies for libraries variable

Publishers’ E-book Policies for Libraries - variable

Penguin, Simon & Schuster – do not allow library lending

Hachette/Macmillan –certain titles made available


More e book variability terms publishing timetable pricing

More E-book variability – terms, publishing timetable, pricing

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.


E book platforms providers

E-book platforms/providers

  • Baker & Taylor – Axis 360

  • [email protected]

  • Credo Reference

  • Dawsonera

  • EBL

  • Ebrary (Proquest)

  • Ebsco (formerly NetLibrary)

  • Gale/Cengage Learning

  • Ingram - MyiLibrary

  • OverDrive

  • Project Muse

  • SwetsWise

  • 3M – Cloud Library

  • And more…


Expanded options for collection development

Expanded options for collection development!

ebrary.com


E book access in public libraries

E-book access in public libraries

Should Public Libraries re-think collection development models?


E books in the real world joliet public library

E-books in the real world – Joliet Public Library

Interview with Pam Dubay – Collection Development.

Overall, extremely positive attitude.

Expanding use, every Christmas!

OverDrive, Ebsco.

Purchase through a consortium – joint collection decision-making.

Perpetually owned.


Sampling public library sites

Sampling Public Library Sites

  • OverDrive!

  • Large multi-branch libraries / Consortia


Libraries without e books

Libraries without e-books :

Ventura Public – OverDrive,etc.

Oxnard Public – No e-books


How are e books presented on library websites

How are e-books presented on library websites?

  • Great variety of presentations

  • Utilization of vendor supplied templates

  • Confusion over definitions, genres, formats, degree of accessibility

  • Non-fiction/reference e-books often separate

  • Less than half of libraries sampled included free links – Open Library, Project Gutenberg


Impacts on reading

Impacts on Reading:

  • ADA benefits

  • Meeting different learning needs/styles

    • Reluctant readers

    • Gifted students

  • Constructionist/Interactive learning

  • Increase in reading across all ages/groups

  • Circulation statistics – up! (both pbook & ebooks)

  • “Non-traditional” reading trends


Bibliography

Bibliography:

  • Abram, Stephen. "P-Books Vs. Ebooks: Are There Education Issues?." Multimedia & [email protected] 17.6 (2010): 13-16. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 7 Mar. 2012.

  • Braun, Linda W. "Now Is The Time E-Books, Teens, And Libraries." Young Adult Library Services 9.4 (2011): 27-30. Academic Search Premier. Web. 12 Mar. 2012.

  • Christine Lind Hage, et al. "E-Books And Libraries." Public Libraries 50.4 (2011): 8-11. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.

  • Duncan, Ross. “Ebooks and beyond : the challenge for Public Libraries” APLIS, Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 2, 44-55.

  • "E-Book Readers." Consumer Reports 76.12 (2011): 29. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 12 Mar. 2012.

  • Hawkins, Donald T. "Electronic Books. (Cover Story)." Online 24.4 (2000): 14. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.

  • Hodges, Dracine, et al. “Resolving the Challenge of E-Books.” Collection Management 35:196-200. Taylor and Francis Online. Web. 12 Mar. 2012

  • Joss, Molly. "Examining The Role Of Libraries In An E-Book World." Seybold Report: Analyzing Publishing Technologies 11.10 (2011): 11-15. Academic Search Premier. Web. 29 Feb. 2012.

  • Kelley, Michael, David Rapp, and Michelle Lee. "No Downloadable Media For 39% Of Public Libraries." Library Journal 137.1 (2012): 15. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.


Bibliography1

Bibliography:

  • Kelsey, Erin, Mandy Knapp, and Meredith Richards. “A practical, public-service approach to E-books.” Public Libraries, Jan/Feb 2012, Vol. 51 Issue 1, 42-45.

  • Kelley, Michael, David Rapp, and Michelle Lee. “Wisconsin Public Libraries Pool Ebook Money.” Library Journal 137.2 (2012): 13.

  • Maynard, Sally. "The Impact Of E-Books On Young Children's Reading Habits." Publishing Research Quarterly 26.4 (2010): 236-248. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 12 Mar. 2012.

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Bibliography2

Bibliography:

  • Watson, Paula D. "Rich Offerings: E-Publishing Growth Area." Library Technology Reports 40.6 (2004): 7-39. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 12 Mar. 2012.

  • Weihs, Jean. "Books And Their Changing Formats." Technicalities 31.3 (2011): 16-18. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.

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