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with Carson Block Library Technology Consultant www.carsonblock.com email@example.com Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books Webinar Two: Laying the Groundwork for E-Books
Why worry about E-Books? We know they won’t just go away -- even if we ignore them! But – are they really all that different from physical books?
Who will benefit from this webinar? Public Librarians just starting or trying to build an E-Reader loan program or E-Book collection at their library Any library staff member hoping to better understand the ins and outs of this ever- growing service The Librarian (1556 - Giuseppe Arcimboldo)
Why does this subject seem so complex? It *is* complex Libraries of all sizes and stripes are struggling to understand This webinar series won’t cover all of the nuances. But it is designed to help you know where – and how – to start.
Learning Outcomes for the Series Down-to-earth and practical approach Gain a complete understanding of the nature of E-Books and why they are important to add to library collections Learn the ins and outs of licensing, purchasing and lending E-Books
Learning Outcomes for the Series Receive tips and actionable steps to add E- Books and E-Readers to your library collection Hear strategies for creating a sustainable and scalable E-Book program for your library
Meet Carson Library Technology Consultant 16 years serving library technology IT Director, staff member, leader, consultant, project manager, geek!
My E-Book background and role Co-Chair of a joint public academic/public library committee on eBooks and eReaders Committee produced a report in May 2011 – released nationally Personal passion: E-Books are a “Top 5” issue Teacher and facilitator
Last Week: Introduction to the E-Book and E-Reader market Talked to a library director who is passionate about E-Books Considered a contrarian point of view Briefly looked at E-Reader devices
Today: Compare and contrast E-Books and physical Books Look at options for adding E-Books to your collection Hear a panel of library E-Book vendors Talk to two librarians who are pursuing the role of “library as publisher”
How to participate Ask as questions come to mind (use Q & A box) Webinar staff will bring questions forward Ask now! Don’t wait…
What is an E-Book? An E-Book is a book. An E-book is not a book.
What is an E-Book? An E-Book is a digital file containing the content of a book. Can be just text Can include illustrations Can be “read” on a number of different electronic devices – computers, phones, E- Readers, etc.
Books in libraries – you know them, you love them: Physical objects Purchased outright (one-time expense) Some are free Live on library shelves Loaned until worn or weeded Can be sold
E-Books in libraries are (mostly) different: Digital objects Mostly leased (ongoing expense) Some are free Live on a server, somewhere else Loaned until lease expires Can’t be sold
BooksE-Books One Format (print on paper)Multiple Formats (text file, EPUB, PDF, others. It doesn’t need to boot upWell, you know…. It doesn’t require batteries or powerAhem…. You can only carry a small number with you Got memory? You can tote thousands wherever you go… Forgot your book? Too bad!Forgot your book? Find a wifi hotspot… Lots of books are available at most libraries Some are available at some libraries
Are the differences good or bad – or are they just differences?
A Select, Brief History of E-Books Project Gutenberg (1971) Michael S. Hart (founder) First: Declaration of Independence Most are texts in the public domain 36,000 titles “E-Discover the Classics” – MARC records for top Gutenberg titles Vendors have also added access
A Select, Brief History of E-Books Several Projects (including University of Oregon, Smithsonian’s American Memory Project) The Internet Archive (1996) (http://archive.org) Commercial Vendors (for libraries) Net Library – now owned by EBSCO – was the first Overdrive
E-Book Vendor Panel Explore some for-pay options for public libraries 5 minutes with each vendor Q&A from participants – ask now!
Ben Ganley eBook sales Operations Manager Tell us about your eBook offerings. Share a little of your eBook history (Net Library). How does your eBook program work in a public library environment? How is eBooks on EBSCOhost different from other options?
David Burleigh Director of Marketing Tell us about your eBook offerings. Share a little of your eBook history. How does your eBook program work in a public library environment? How is Overdrive different from other options?
Tom Mercer Project Development Manager – Cloud Library Tell us about your eBook offerings. Share a little of your eBook history. How does your eBook program work in a public library environment? How is 3M’s Cloud Library different from other options?
Some Resources eBooks on EBSCOhost: http://ebscohost.com/ebooks Overdrive: http://www.overdrive.com/ 3M Cloud Library: http://www.3m.com/library/
Some Resources Scottsdale Public Library (Arizona): http://scottsdalelibrary.org/ Douglas County Libraries (Colorado): http://douglascountylibraries.org/
Some Resources E-Book/E-Reader report (May 2011): http://www.poudrelibraries.org/about/pdf/ereader-report-2011extended.pdf No Shelf Required – Sue Polanka (book) No Shelf Required – Blog http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/
Next Week Move from the background to the practical Part one of the cookbook! Talk with public library staff who have successfully implemented E-Books and E- Readers into their libraries Learn different approaches that will help you!