This session will provide the 30,000 foot view of eBook and eReaders in libraries. I’ll share statistics and trends in purchasing, biz models, lending devices, etc. Throughout the entire presentation I will offer both sides of the issue – the pros/cons of everything related to buying eBooks. I’ll also offer some predictions on the future.
Last summer, Library Journal and School Library Journal conducted an eBook survey for libraries. The survey was designed to measure current and projected ebook availability in libraries, user preferences in terms of access and subjects, and library purchasing terms and influences. They included an academic, public, and school library version of the survey. Hundreds of questions were asked and hundreds of libraries responded. The results of those surveys were published in November, 2010 in three separate reports. The executive summaries of each are available on the Library Journal site (and linked below), and full reports are available for purchase. There were 1,842 respondents, broken down to 364 academic, 781 public, and 697 school libraries. Do you circulate ereader devices? – 2010 data12% of academic libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 26% are considering it. Kindle topped the device chart at 81%, followed by SONY at 34%, iPad at 28% and nook at 22%6% of school libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 36% are considering it. The SONY Reader was the top device at 64%, Kindle followed at 47% , nook at15% , and iPad at 4%.5% of public libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 24% are considering it. Kindle was the top device.Do you circulate preloaded ereader devices? – 2011 data12% of academic libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 22% are considering it. 17% of school libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 40% are considering it.15% of public libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 26% are considering it.Survey of eBook penetration and use in US _____ libraries, Library Journal 2010
Forrester Research released a report in July of 2010 and estimate that 29.4 million people will own an eReader b the year 2015. The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010. E-readers, such as a Kindle or Nook, are portable devices designed to allow readers to download and read books and periodicals. This is the first time since the Pew Internet Project began measuring e-reader use in April 2009 that ownership of this device has reached double digits among U.S. adults. Tablet computers—portable devices similar to e-readers but designed for more interactive web functions—have not seen the same level of growth in recent months. In May 2011, 8% of adults report owning a tablet computer such as an iPad, Samsung Galaxy or Motorola Xoom. This is roughly the same percentage of adults who reported owning this kind of device in January 2011 (7%), and represents just a 3 percentage-point increase in ownership since November 2010. Prior to that, tablet ownership had been climbing relatively quickly.
These findings are striking because they come after a period from mid-2011 into the autumn in which there was not much change in the ownership of tablets and e-book readers. However, as the holiday gift-giving season approached, the marketplace for both devices dramatically shifted. In the tablet world, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet were introduced at considerably cheaper prices than other tablets. In the e-book reader world, some versions of the Kindle and Nook and other readers fell well below $100. These results come from ongoing surveys by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project aimed at tracking growth in the ownership of both devices. A pre-holiday survey was conducted among 2,986 people age 16 and older between November 16 and December 21, 2011 and has a margin of error of +/- two percentage points. The post-holiday data come from the combined results of two surveys – one conducted January 5-8 among 1,000 adults age 18 and older and another conducted January 12-15 of 1,008 adults. The combined surveys have a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.
he share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010. E-readers, such as a Kindle or Nook, are portable devices designed to allow readers to download and read books and periodicals. This is the first time since the Pew Internet Project began measuring e-reader use in April 2009 that ownership of this device has reached double digits among U.S. adults. Tablet computers—portable devices similar to e-readers but designed for more interactive web functions—have not seen the same level of growth in recent months. In May 2011, 8% of adults report owning a tablet computer such as an iPad, Samsung Galaxy or Motorola Xoom. This is roughly the same percentage of adults who reported owning this kind of device in January 2011 (7%), and represents just a 3 percentage-point increase in ownership since November 2010. Prior to that, tablet ownership had been climbing relatively quickly.These findings come from a survey conducted from April 26-May 22 among 2,277 adults ages 18 and over, including surveys in English and Spanish and on landline and cell phones. The margin of error for the sample is plus or minus 2 percentage points.Both e-book reader and tablet computer adoption levels among U.S. adults are still well below that of other tech devices that have been on the market longer. Cell phones are far and away the most popular digital device among U.S. adults today, followed by desktop and laptop computers, DVRs, and MP3 players.
eBook devices have been around since 1989. The first one was the Franklin Bookman. This graphic displays the history of eBook readers from the beginning through the age of PDAs, the standalong age, and the rise of e-ink devices. Note this graphic ends in 2009. 2010 and thus far 2011 have been banner years for new eBook readers. Chart compliments of Elroy Serrao from his blog – enygmatic.com
Some visuals of the first eReading devices
E-book reading happens across an array of devices, including smartphones. In our December survey we found that e-book readers age 16 and older were just as likely to have read an e-book on their computers as had read e-book reader devices specifically made for e-book consumption. Cell phones are reading devices, too: 42% of readers of e-books in the past 12 months said they consume their books on a computer 41% of readers of e-books consume their books on an e-book reader like original Kindles or Nooks 29% of readers of e-books consume their books on their cell phones 23% of readers of e-books consume their books on a tablet computer.3
The device offers a two panel tablet for viewing textbook material in true form by maintaining page structure, charts, graphs, and other non-text elements. The device allows note taking and highlighting and offers Wi-Fi and 3-G access. Kno has already contracted with 4 academic textbook publishers including Wiley, McGraw Hill, Pearson, and Cengage Learning. Wiley, McGraw Hill, Pearson, CengageiPadNow there’s an iPad application that could further lighten the load. A new company called Inkling hopes to break the standard textbook model and help textbooks enter the interactive age by letting students share and comment on the texts and interact with fellow students. b/c of 3G access, go to library website and get access to a variety of library ebooks via the web site, internet access, web browser viewingApps from ebook vendors, publishers, ereaders are already in progress for the ipad, some developed alreadyenTourage Edge – cengage, OUP, Elsevier, U of Chicago Press and others
The problemTOO MANY formats. The wikipedia article on eBook readers describes each of these formats and the device that accepts them.I don’t even know what ½ of these are or in what manner they can be converted. PDF, html, Txt, and ePUB are the ones not based on proprietary software and readers and are mostly found in the academic ebooks.Problem is, many of them don’t work with individual eReaders or mobile devices, so users are limited to reading these eBooks on the library or their home computer. Printing and downloading is very limited as well. EPUB, Adobe PDF, and OEB titles are all DRM-protected and are managed and read using Adobe Digital Editions software. EPUB – iPad, nook, sony reader, ADE, Stanze, BeBook, etc. iBooks are in EPUB format, can downoad public domain titles from google books, buy books from Apple’s storeAzw – amazon only – based on mobipocket standard with DRM, delivered over its wireless system called whispernet, user doesn’t see AZW fileMobipocket – just about every PDA and smartphone, and windows laptop.desktop The Mobipocket format, which has a .prc file extension, enables users to read Mobipocket titles on Windows-based computers as well as on smartphones and most PDAs (e.g., Blackberrys, Windows Mobile, and Palm devices). The free Mobipocket Reader software is required and must be downloaded to any computer or handheld device for reading or transfer. Each installation of Mobipocket Reader includes a personal identifier, or PID number, that uniquely identifies a copy of the reader. Users who have access to Mobipocket titles must associate every PID number with their account from their library’s digital platform. Mobipocket titles offered via a library’s downloadable collection are text based, DRM-protected, and rather small in size (around 200–600 kB). The format offers features such as customizable display, resizable text, built-in full-text search, and the ability to annotate and highlight. Currently,OverDrive is the only vendor offering the mobipocket format. The Digital Accessible Information SYstem (DAISY) is an XML-based open standard maintained by the DAISY Consortium for people with print disabilities. DAISY has wide international support with features for multimedia, navigation and synchronization. A subset of the DAISY format has been adopted by law in the United States as the National Instructional Material Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), and K-12 textbooks and instructional materials are now required to be provided to students with disabilities.DAISY is already aligned with the EPUB open standard, and is expected to fully converge with its forthcoming EPUB3 revision.
DRM – digital rights managementSoftware that sits on top of the ebook file, places limits on viewing, downloading, printing, copying/pasting.Different for each ebook vendor.What overdrive and others use to determine the checkout period and make the book automatically return at the end of the loan period.
EPUBEPUB (Electronic Publication) is an e-book standard adopted by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF, www.idpf.org/specs.htm) in 2007. Its goal is to allow for the transfer of information from one device or system to another. In other words, obtaining an e-book with EPUB guarantees the ability to read the text on any portable device or computer system. EPUB is the file extension of an XML format for reflowable digital books and publications The standard is composed of three separate open standards, the Open Publication Structure (OPS), Open Packaging Format (OPF), and Open Container Format (OCF). OPS defines the formatting of its content. OPF describes the structure of the .epub file in XML. OCF collects all files into a single file system entity. (composed of is the wording used on the website)Supporters of EPUB cite interactivity, preservation, and ease of use for patrons and publishers as stimulants for the standard. Additionally, there is concern that the popularity of certain proprietary software will lead to a monopoly of the e-book trade market, resulting in the loss of influence or control by publishers. Supporters welcome the day when an EPUB logo will appear on e-books, announcing the freedom to read regardless of one’s device (Rothman 2009).Critics of EPUB, on the other hand, cite DRM as the primary reason EPUB will not succeed. For fear of piracy and lost revenues, nearly all publishers add DRM to e-books, even those in the EPUB format. Purchasing an e-book locked down with DRM limits its use to a particular reader or platform, thus rescinding the benefits of EPUB (Biba 2009). Michael Smith, executive director of the IDPF, said, “What is pivotal to pervasive adoption of EPUB is publisher adoption, consumer adoption and continuous improvements and evolution of the standard” (personal communication, November 2009). The evolution of the EPUB standard is imminent. According to an IDPF press release from August 16, 2009, the EPUB standards are “open and living specifications. As a result, maintenance work involving corrections and improvements to the EPUB standard were launched, to ensure greater levels of adoption and accessibility.”
Adobe Digital Editions is a software that all of you need to become familiar with. It is offered for free by Adobe and is a software to manage ebooks – storing, reading, and transferring them to devices. If you are offereing downloadable eBooks from Overdrive, this is the software your patrons are using to download the content and transfer to their device.Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) must be registered to a user – set- up an account using email/password. Once this is established, books can be downloaded and transferred to your device. The device must be registered as well, with ADE. You can register your ADE on up to 6 computers and up to 6 devices.
Here is a screen shot of my ADE, registered in my name with some content I loaded. Note that I have a plain old PDF in their too, a copy of my powerpoint from last week. If you were to plug in a device to your computer, it would display on the bottom left, under the recently read option.Click and drag the book you want to the device. It should transfer.You can register your ADE on up to 6 computers and up to 6 devices. Important to plug the device into your computer first then launch ADE so it recognizes the device.
Petting zoo – tethered, or not, to a display table. Only there for people to look at and play with, just an introduction to various devices. Used for training – show folks how to download library books to their devices.In library use only – reserve/in-house use for a short period of time. Keeps the devices on site for local use. Easy to grab these if you need to do a demonstration. Load them with content.Purchase multiple readers, load them with content, loan them to patrons for a designated period of time. Offer downloadable content for a patrons personal device. Ie. Overdrive, netlibrary, etc.
Sparta - first to purchase a kindle and loan it to patrons, who each could purchase one title from the library account- one week checkout. This was in early 2008. next person to borrow has benefit of cumulative collectionArticle march 1, 2008 – Library Journal – Francine Fialkoff – Editor in Chief wrote an editorial about the Kindle - libraries appear to be able to lend the device, but its content is locked up in its shrink wrapped Terms of Service, which prohibits distribution to a third party. Whatever books the library buys for it can’t be loaned. Proprietary software – ebooks purchased by a single kindle can’ be transferred or shared. By March of 2009 other libraries had begun lending the kindle – Howe Library in Hanover NH – ambiguous messages from Amazon regarding its policies, an Amazon exec confirmed to LJ that the policy excludes library lending but wouldn’t discuss enforcement actions.Library Law Blog, Peter Hirtle, June 2010 According to the iPad Software Agreement posted at ScribD, Apple owns the software on the iPad you purchased. You are allowed to install that software on a single Apple-branded iPad. You cannot, however, “rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute, or sublicense the iPad Software.” (emphasis mine) The Kindle license agreement, for example, stipulates that you may “keep a permanent copy of the applicable Digital Content and to view, use, and display such Digital Content an unlimited number of times, solely on the Device or as authorized by Amazon as part of the Service and solely for your personal, non-commercial use.” (emphasis mine) A library purchasing a Kindle book for lending purposes is not making personal use of that title, even if the use is non-commercial.
What is your purpose? Introduce new technology? Promote a particular brand? Demonstrate how to download library books? Offer another format?Team effort – it might start as one person, but lots of depts need to be involved. Circ, IT, cataloging, acquisitions, reference/instruction or anyone who does workshops and training, PR/Mkt, etc. Select devices – Kindle, nook, SONY, Kobo and iPad are the most popular. Recommend starting with one device, maybe two. I jumped into it with 4 different devices. Lots of planning and up-front work for me, figuring out software, etc. Kindle article Don’t reinvent the wheel. Lots of libraries are doing this already and are writing blog posts or articles about it. Several libraries have great libguides – Buffy Hamilton at the unquiet library, Duke University Libraries, Wright State University Libraries (all are linked in the resources page). Establish a budget up front – for hardware/devices and then a separate one for the books (how many, how often purchase, etc)Procedures and Policies must be figured out ahead of time – I’ve got a whole slide on this. Will you do assessment? If so, why? Judge use? No way to tell which titles on the device were read. Survey?
Kindle program wi-fi is $139 each, 3G is $189. The diff is that you must have wi-fi access in your library/home in order use make the best use of the wi-fi model. If you only intend to download books on the reader while in the library, then wi-fi is all you need. If you want your patrons to be able to access the 3G network, they will be able to with the upgrade at no charge.?Nook simple touch wifi 139, nook color 249SONY reader touch also $229, pocket 179 – all out of stock, new one coming in fall 2011?Kobo touch wifi – also 129iPad 2 – 499, 599, 6996 wifi devices, $149 each6 cases, $35 each20 titles, $10 each$1310 nook black/white$1610 nook 3G$1910 nook color
Set-up an account with the online vendors. Buy the readers online and ship themEstablish tax exempt status for devices….maybe titlesTax exempt is an issue – some publishers will charge tax, some states have sales tax. There is no way to buy the ebook titles tax exempt, no place to insert the tax exempt number. Titles are purchased individually – 20 titles, 20 transactions, 20 receipts. If you need to get a tax exempt refund, must do paperwork 20 times. Eleanor Cook – Eastern Carolina University – exampleShare titles on 6 devices, so put the devices in pods of 6, name them by pod and number – Pod A, Kindle 1, etc. Content loads wirelessly on many devices, so purchase the wifi for easy loading. The 3G isn’t necessary. This is only for people who want to buy/download content in not hot-spots. So, if you will only do your content loading at the library, which as wifi, you don’t need it. When you loan the reader, deregister the device, or go into the account and reset the credit card information. Once you loan the device, patrons can go to the online store and buy material if you DO NOT do these steps. Maybe you want patrons to be able to buy their own content. In this case, don’t deregister. Once you deregister, can’t send content wirelessly, so make sure all of your content is loaded up front. Will you allow patrons to request titles? If so, how? How many? Cost limit? Genre limit? How often do you plan to load content to the device?
Catalog devices – catalog as device name, use the pod # and device # add titles in the notes field – titles/authors. This way a search for the device, title, or author will be discoverable in the catalog. Preload the content you want to start with and use free content to supplementLoad content on all of your devices, or do genre specific devices or grade level devicesBorrow for 7, 10, 14 days – renew if no holdsWhen returned, check for damage, remove notes/highlightingWill you recharge the devices? Will you have time? Maybe not, I loan mine with the power cords caution – the sony touch and kobos do not come with USB/AV adaptors, you need to purchase these.
Making Library e-Books on the e-Book Reader VisiblePosted: March 21, 2012 | Author: Bohyun Kim Florida International University (FIU) Library started an e-book reader lending program that circulates e-book readers. Each reader comes with more than one hundred titles that have been selected by subject librarians. But how can a library make these library e-books on e-book readers noticed by library users? How can a library help a user to quickly figure out what books are available on, say, a library Kindle device when those are specifically what the user is looking for?Well, if a user runs a keyword search in the library’s online catalog, say, with ‘Kindle,’ s/he will find more than sufficient information since the library has already neatly cataloged all titles available on the Kindle device there. But many users may fail to try this or even be unaware of the new e-book reader lending program in the first place. The e-book reader lending program offers a great service to library users. However, the library e-books offered on the e-book readers can be largely invisible to users who tend to think that what they can see in a library is all a library has. Florida International University (FIU) Library started an e-book reader lending program that circulates e-book readers. Each reader comes with more than one hundred titles that have been selected by subject librarians. But how can a library make these library e-books on e-book readers noticed by library users? How can a library help a user to quickly figure out what books are available on, say, a library Kindle device when those are specifically what the user is looking for?Well, if a user runs a keyword search in the library’s online catalog, say, with ‘Kindle,’ s/he will find more than sufficient information since the library has already neatly cataloged all titles available on the Kindle device there. But many users may fail to try this or even be unaware of the new e-book reader lending program in the first place. The e-book reader lending program offers a great service to library users. However, the library e-books offered on the e-book readers can be largely invisible to users who tend to think that what they can see in a library is all a library has.
Be prepared for several types of eReaders.Be aware of the various levels of comfort patrons have with regards to technology. Offer handouts and links to information post class.One-on-one training is a great way to follow up with patrons who are lacking confidence.Request feedback from participants, e.g. survey.
You don’t have to show each and every device, but at least train on one of each since the processes are slightly different and can be overwhelming at first.
Amazon Prime: tied to the company’s Kindle Tablet? This slate will be Android based and bring you all of Amazon’s great add-ons. It will feature video, music, and ebooks which will all be available at Amazon and can be saved in cloud storage.The Wall Street Journal has reported that Amazon is considering a subscription ebook service which will be like Netflix but for readers. The annual few for this service is rumored to be $79. 24 Symbols in Spain – launched in August, 2011. Users can read books for free if they accept viewing display ads in the margins, or pay a monthly fee to read without commercial publicity. The company aims to attract 8.5 percent of its users into premium subscription accounts. the name refers to the Greek alphabet -- would help fight piracy that has plagued the music, publishing, Subscription model, which means people don't have to pay for each individual title, and because of its integration with social networking sites. The company will distribute 70 percent of revenue to publishers in proportion to pages read by consumers. Also, publishers will be able to see how many their books are shared and recommended through social sites. Currently 1,000 titles are available -- almost all classics in the public domain -- in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Dutch, and Grandes hopes to reach 30,000 titles by the end of the year. 24symbols is also awaiting Apple's approval for its iPad application. Baen – sci-fi publisher, monthly access for titlesFor each month purchased, you will receive internet access to a directory containing new four books.Three months before publication subscribers receive the first half of all 4 books. Two months before publication subscribers receive the third quarter of all 4 books. One months before publication subscribers receive the last quarter, completing all 4 books. Afictionado is a fresh new website where you can borrow ebooks for your computer, tablet, smartphone or ebook reader. Browse our online library and choose from thousands of titles. Read sample chapters to get a feel for your favourites. And then borrow the ones you want. Afictionado will be launching in January 2012 – UK only, fees not yet disclosed, books for 2 weeks. Kevin Kelly’s keynote address at TOC conference – 6 themes for future of publishing – screening, interacting, sharing, accessing, flowing, and generating. Accessing (not owning) – renting, people will get more value by accessing than owning. The shift from ownership to access is a fundamental change. Kevin calculated it would cost $20K to store every single book in the world on servers, but why would anyone own it when they can just access it.
One of the hot new gadgets which debuted at CES 2012 is about to hit the market, and it solves a problem that I’m pretty sure very few people have.SolarFocus, an Asian solar panel maker, is going to be shipping their second Kindle cover in a couple weeks. This one is built just for the Kindle Touch, and it includes an LED light, battery, and a solar panel.SolarFocus is boasting that their cover can charge the Kindle Touch and that it offers a 3-month-long battery life. It’s due to ship on 15 April, and the retail is $80. That
LG, that South Korean conglomerate that has mostly spent the last few years fading into Samsung’s shadow, has just announced that it has begun mass production of the world’s first flexible, plastic e-ink display. This is opposed to the hard, heavy, prone-to-cracking glass-laminate e-ink displays found in devices such as the Kindle and Nook.The new plastic display has a resolution of 1024×768 and is six inches across the diagonal, which is comparable to the Kindle and Nook. Because it’s made of plastic and not glass, though, the LG display is half the weight (14g) and 30% thinner (0.7mm) than a comparable, glass e-ink panel. Existing e-book readers need to be thick (and heavy) to protect the glass display, but LG is promising that its display is a lot more rugged. The press release says that the plastic display survives repeated 1.5-meter drop tests and break/scratch tests with a small hammer, and that it’s flexible up to 40 degrees from the mid point.
When Amazon launched the Kindle Fire tablet, it put a question mark over what will happen to the Kindle eBook reader in future. Will Amazon continue to offer the thinner, book-only device, or will it eventually be replaced by the Kindle Fire offering a full tablet experience along side book reading features?According to the Economic Daily News (EPD) Chinese newspaper, the Kindle is definitely sticking around and will get an update later this year with a color display.EPD believes that E Ink Holdings has received an order from Amazon for 6-inch color E Ink displays. Those screens will begin shipping to Amazon no later than March, suggesting we could see a Kindle refresh around the middle of the year. It’s no small order either, with 3 million displays shipping every month going forward.The most recent update to the Kindle range saw the keyboard removed, a touchscreen option added, and the device shrink in size. Adding a 6-inch color screen to the line-up shouldn’t change the form factor at all, but it will open Kindle up to more material, for example, comics, magazines, newspapers, and textbooks. It’s important to point out that a color E Ink display would not turn the Kindle into a tablet device. E Ink displays, color or not, do not enjoy the refresh rates of an LCD touchscreen. However, they used very little power so you can go months before a recharge is required, and the screen technology allows them to be read in direct sunlight.The display that Amazon has most likely ordered from E Ink is called Triton. It combines the 16-level monochrome display used in the existing Kindles with the ability to display 4,096 colors. Resolution is 200dpi or higher, screen refresh times range from 120-980ms depending on the content, and the display film is just 1.2mm thick. http://jasongriffey.net/wp/2012/01/16/color-eink-demonstration-from-ces-2012/Here’s a look at color eInk, the next generation of the technology currently found in just about every eReader on the market. This particular screen (the eInk Triton display) is good for just over 4000 colors, and certainly isn’t the fastest page-turn we’ve seen…but the display is very, very pretty. Great contrast, sharp lines, and the color really adds a lot to the feel of the thing. Check it out:
There are a number of great sources about ebooks. The ones on this list are sources that I follow. The last one is on twitter, and each of the ones listed here also has a twitter feed. I welcome you to follow me on No Shelf Required, a blog I’ve maintained for the last 3 years. share screen, demo NSR – show feeds, articles, interviews, do a search for articles of interest
Establishing an eReader Lending Program Sue Polanka Wright State No Shelf University Required® Libraries
Poll Questions Do you lend eBook devices at your institution? What type of devices do you offer? (you may use multiple responses)
Libraries who Circulate Readers 5% 12% 6% Public Academic School 15% 12% 17% Public Academic SchoolSource: Library Journal Survey of eBook Penetration and Use, 2010-11
Academic Libraries Lend9080706050 A-201040 A-2011302010 0 Kindle Nook iPad SONY OtherSource: Library Journal Survey of eBook Penetration and Use, 2010-11
Public Libraries Lend8070605040 P-201030 P-20112010 0 Kindle Nook iPad SONY OtherSource: Library Journal Survey of eBook Penetration and Use, 2010-11
School Libraries Lend8070605040 S-201030 S-20112010 0 Kindle Nook iPad SONY OtherSource: Library Journal Survey of eBook Penetration and Use, 2010-11
Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Rise of E-Reading, April 5, 2012
Devices and Formats
Franklin Bookman 1989 Rocket Book 1998
Comparison of eReaders Wikipedia, 2012
How we read eBooks Tablet Computer Cell Phones eReader ComputerPew Internet & American Life Project, The Rise of E-Reading, April 5, 2012
Dedicated eReaders Tablet Devices E-Ink iPad Touch Kindle FIRE MotorolaComputers Mobile Phones Laptops iOS Netbooks Android Desktops Windows
Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Rise of E-Reading, April 5, 2012
Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Rise of E-Reading, April 5, 2012
Devices for Textbooks Kno
DjVu .djvu PDFeReader TXT BBeB .pdb EPUB /RTF .lrf .lrx Microsoft Reader .lit eBook MobiPocket Formats .prc .mobi pdg Daisy HTML AZW KF8 Kindle Libris .lbr
DjVu .djvu PDFeReader TXT BBeB .pdb EPUB /RTF .lrf .lrx DRM Microsoft Reader .lit eBook MobiPocket Formats .prc .mobi AZW Kindle Daisy HTML WOLF KF8 Libris .wol .lbr
Is there a standard? EPUB 3 Not used consistently DRM can still be added Sony and iPad adopted Kindle – not compatible OverDrive has EPUB titles
eReader Formats Wikipedia, 2012
Melissa Brisbin, Cape May County Library, NJ; 2012
Adobe Digital Editions
Establishing an eReader Lending Program
eReader Program Options Offer downloadable content from library vendors for patron’s personal devices In library viewing “gadget garage” In-library reserve reading Loan reader with content/library links Interlibrary Loan solution Classroom collections
+ Why? Offer a new service Try before you buy Educational Technology Hub Lending Content Information on Demand Expand homebound collections Training purposes Promote READING
+ Why? - Offer a new service $$$$$ Try before you buy Is this even legal? Educational Technology Hub Buy same content in many formats Lending Content Staff time/training Information on Demand Walled Garden Expand homebound collections Different purchase workflow Training purposes Not in CD policies Promote READING Accessibility issues
Legal Issues Read the license Consult your legal counsel Vendors creating programs for schools Read blog post from librarylaw.com
Before you Implement… What is your purpose? What type of content do you want? What is your budget? Select device/s Establish a workflow Create procedures & policies How will you assess?
Budgeting Devices – range $79 - $249 iPad $399 minimum Covers/Cases – range $20 – 45 Content – range $1 - $20 per title Warranty/extended care - $20 - 50 per device Extra cords/plugs $10 – 30
Can I download library content toan eReader? Web enabled mobile devices Follett (Digital Reader App for iOS and Android devices) Blio Mackin (web only) EBL Scholastic (web only) eBooks on EBSCOhost Rosen (web only) Ebrary Freading MyiLibrary OverDrive 3M
Purchasing from Online Vendors Must have an account Credit card purchases Tax exempt issues Share titles on 6 devices technically possible, check license Wireless loading on most Sideload some content Secure the account before loan
Tips for Loaning Catalog the device/titles Preload the device with content Circulate in bags or boxes Property tag each piece 1 or 2 week loans, hourly too No bookdrop returns
Things to Consider Genre specific or grade level devices Consent forms (under 18?) Can patrons purchase titles? Request titles? Will you remove notes/highlighting? Will you recharge? Will you charge fines/replacement fees?
Classroom Collections Best housed in the library for booking/borrowing How will they support the curriculum? Training for students and teachers Reference materials Lengthier loans – quarter/semester/year How will you filter? (CIPA)
Barnes and Noble Managed DigitalLocker Supports schools Purchase Orders for content B & N will: register devices, install accessories, download content http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/nooks
Apple’s App Store VolumePurchase Plan Only for iOS apps Program manager at your school Multiple facilitators Purchase volume vouchers Can sync multiple devices from one iTunes account
Marketing & Training
Attracting Readers Buy the content they want to read Let them touch the devices Take laptops and readers to events Connect content and devices to curriculum Use devices to provide reference service
Making eBooks Visible Staff Digital Library Website Discovery Station Book cover posters Shelf Tags acrl.ala.org/techconnect/?p=498 QR Codes Guides/websites
Training the Public Workshops BYOD Stick with basics Tutorials Videos Print instructions/screen shots On demand demos Devices at library Dummy accounts
Training Staff Content Downloadable/view onlineWorkshops Loan periods per vendorSmall group DevicesOne-2-one Registering ADE orRebate programs downloading reading apps Transferring e-content Troubleshooting Documentation/manuals Vendor “help” areas
Consumer Subscription Services –Why do we need libraries? Amazon Prime Lending Library Ebrary business collections via Local Knowledge Online Safari Books 24x7 24Symbols (Spain) Baen Books Afictionado (UK) Reference & book apps
Solar Powered Kindle Touch Coverwww.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/solar-powered-kindle-touch-cover_b21654
LG Flexible eInk Displaywww.extremetech.com/electronics/124229-lg-begins-mass-production-of-flexible-plastic-e-ink-displays
eInk Color Display for Kindle www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/amazon-orders -e-ink-color-displays-for-kindle-20120221/
Recommended ReadingsSo you want to start a Kindle lending program? code4lib.org/node/426May a library loan a loaded ebook reader? blog.librarylaw.comNew ereader interactive database comes online http://soc.li/atch2PddNSR post: Articles of Interest - Libraries, digital lending, and eReaders http://bit.ly/xjrLCB
Resources School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come: www.smashwords.com/books/view/96705 ALA Econtent -www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e- content The Unquiet Librarian - theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/ Not So Distant Future – futura.edublogs.org/ No Shelf Required – www.noshelfrequired.com ALA TechSource blog - www.alatechsource.org/blog LJ/SLJ ebook Summit – www.thedigitalshift.com