eBooks - Ohio Library Council (Central/Southwest)

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eBooks - Ohio Library Council (Central/Southwest)

  1. 1. eBooks The Reader’s Digest Version Amy Pawlowski Cleveland Public Library
  2. 3. Library eBook Market <ul><li>Difference between the Public and Academic market (Popular v. Academic titles). </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries (popular titles): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eBrary (Public Library Complete) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebsco/NetLibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Libraries (academic titles): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many to list! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Downloadable Audio Books </li></ul><ul><li>OverDrive </li></ul><ul><li>MyiLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded Books </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Academic Library <ul><li>94% of academic libraries already offer ebooks </li></ul><ul><li>80% by 2020 - academic econtent expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>87% of students say online libraries/ databases have impact on learning </li></ul><ul><li>50% of students say ebooks/textbooks impact learning </li></ul><ul><li>65% of academic libraries offer/plan to offer services to handheld devices </li></ul><ul><li>25% by 2015 - digital textbook revenues </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Public Library <ul><li>72% of Public Libraries are offering eBooks (LJ report) </li></ul><ul><li>5% of public libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 24% are considering it. Kindle was the top device. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, one-fifth of the US online population reads at least two books per month </li></ul><ul><li>$9.99 per title, one title per week, avid Ereader will spend $519.48 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Advantages for Public Libraries: The Obvious <ul><li>Meeting patron requests/needs (eReader owners) </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 Access </li></ul><ul><li>Home Access </li></ul><ul><li>No replacement costs (for how long?? – Harper Collins) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Advantages for Public Libraries: Staying current/relevant by delivering a service to a growing demographic <ul><li>eReader & Tablet Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2015, 30 Million People In U.S. will own eReaders and 82 million US consumers (one-third of US online consumers) will be using a tablet 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobile market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using apps on phones is 2nd only to email and texting, taking is 3rd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart phones surpassed the sales of pc’s (on a quarterly basis) 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive Mobile Apps: The tool to download and read library materials directly on a mobile device (and tablet) is already out there! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forrester Research. US Tablet Sales Will More Than Double This Year (January 4, 2011) http://blogs.forrester.com/sarah_rotman_epps/11-01-04-us_tablet_sales_will_more_than_double_this_year </li></ul><ul><li>Nielsen Company. Among Mobile Phone Users, Hispanics, Asians are Most-Likely Smartphone Owners in the U.S. (February 1, 2011) http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/?p=25901 </li></ul>
  7. 8. Economic Impact <ul><li>Current Cost Comparison </li></ul><ul><li>The Paris Wife by Paula McLain </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing Models </li></ul><ul><li>Going to change as market grows </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Development Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Need to devote more $ to electronic format as eBook circulation/popularity rises </li></ul><ul><li>Print circa $15 </li></ul><ul><li>(40% off trade hardback) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Costs: </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping </li></ul><ul><li>Lose rate </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic </li></ul><ul><li>$24.99 </li></ul><ul><li>(list price) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Costs: </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul>
  8. 9. Things to Think Through <ul><li>Circulating Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Line Item? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collection Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Development Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Release Dates (Publishers changing format release dates willy-nilly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standing Order Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Book/One User v. Unlimited Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with the Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff Knowledge/Training </li></ul><ul><li>Patron Knowledge/Training </li></ul><ul><li>Forthcoming Kindle Compatibility </li></ul>
  9. 10. Things to Remember: Q&A/Open Discussion <ul><li>The Publishing Industry is Struggling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financially </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with the shift in format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We Live in a Capitalist Society </li></ul><ul><li>eContent Library Market: Gears </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We all play a part </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Changes Rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rights to Distribute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author’s Rights </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Keeping Up <ul><li>No Shelf Required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.noshelfrequired.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TeleRead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.teleread.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OverDrive – Digital Library Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://overdriveblogs.com/library/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This Presentation: Search SlideShare for Amy_Pawlowski </li></ul>

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