Going Digital:The Challenges of e-Books in Law Libraries    LLAGNY Education Program              January 24, 2013  Bess R...
What is an e-Book?e-book, n.Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈiːbʊk/ , U.S. /ˈiˌbʊk/Forms: 19– E-book, 19– e-book, 19– eBook, 19– ebo...
Original e-Book Model   •One book   •One device   •One reader        Presented by Bess Reynolds
An e-Book            Presented by Bess Reynolds
And the Loose-leaf          Presented by Bess Reynolds
E-Books with DRM         Presented by Bess Reynolds
Just the Facts*Of 85 law firm libraries:  – 10 are currently providing e-books (12%)  – 17 plan to purchase e-books within...
IN CASE YOU MISSED THAT:   Law firm libraries currently providing e-books                      to lawyers                 ...
Survey of Law Firms                      Size of Participating Law Firms 50 40 30 20 10 0      Less than 200       200 – 4...
SURVEY DETAILSMore survey results can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/bpo5pqa• Survey was conducted from June 10 – 29,  ...
Three Vendors• Lexis Nexis   – Purchase from the Lexis store or   – Contract with Overdrive• Thomson West   – 7 steps to u...
Lexis Digital Library           Presented by Bess Reynolds
Lexis e-Book         Presented by Bess Reynolds
Lexis and OverDrive          Presented by Bess Reynolds
Thomson Proview Platform         Presented by Bess Reynolds
Thomson Proview Sample Title         Presented by Bess Reynolds
Technical Services may be ready          Presented by Bess Reynolds
DESK BOOKS26 Titles >1,100 Copies >2,100 Volumes!            (Every year)           Presented by Bess Reynolds
But are the Lawyers Ready?• Pros:  – Currency  – Portability  – Full text searching, bookmarks, links to    additional con...
Cartoon by Bess ReynoldsPresented by Bess Reynolds
Just in Time Not Just in Case• Access not ownership• Partnering with New York Law  Institute to provide seamless  access t...
NYLI Integration = 1 Search Silo          Presented by Bess Reynolds
E-books Integrated in the OPAC          Presented by Bess Reynolds
Librarian Manifesto• Libraries should own the e-books they purchase• Vendors should recognize the role that librarians pla...
Selected Resources•   “An open letter about ebooks and Douglas County Libraries.” Douglas    County Libraries. Web. 24 Jan...
Thank YouContact me:breynolds@debevoise.comFollow me on Twitter:@bibliobess    (Personal tweets, my opinions, not related ...
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Going Digital: the Challenges of eBooks in Law Libraries

  1. 1. Going Digital:The Challenges of e-Books in Law Libraries LLAGNY Education Program January 24, 2013 Bess Reynolds Technical Services Manager Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  2. 2. What is an e-Book?e-book, n.Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈiːbʊk/ , U.S. /ˈiˌbʊk/Forms: 19– E-book, 19– e-book, 19– eBook, 19– ebook.Etymology: < e- comb. form+ book n. A hand-held electronic device on which the text of a book can be read. Also: a book whose text is available in an electronic format for reading on such a device or on a computer screen; (occas.) a book whose text is available only or primarily on the Internet. Source: Oxford English Dictionary online Presented by Bess Reynolds
  3. 3. Original e-Book Model •One book •One device •One reader Presented by Bess Reynolds
  4. 4. An e-Book Presented by Bess Reynolds
  5. 5. And the Loose-leaf Presented by Bess Reynolds
  6. 6. E-Books with DRM Presented by Bess Reynolds
  7. 7. Just the Facts*Of 85 law firm libraries: – 10 are currently providing e-books (12%) – 17 plan to purchase e-books within the next year (21%) – 32 have tested e-books from legal publishers (38%) – 23 know of lawyers using legal e-books (27%) *Based on a survey of law firm librarians conducted in June 2012 Presented by Bess Reynolds
  8. 8. IN CASE YOU MISSED THAT: Law firm libraries currently providing e-books to lawyers Yes No Other Presented by Bess Reynolds
  9. 9. Survey of Law Firms Size of Participating Law Firms 50 40 30 20 10 0 Less than 200 200 – 499 500 – 999 1,000 or more lawyers lawyers lawyers lawyers Presented by Bess Reynolds
  10. 10. SURVEY DETAILSMore survey results can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/bpo5pqa• Survey was conducted from June 10 – 29, 2012• Librarians from 86 firms and one private law library in another business responded• Some librarians did not answer all questions• 2 respondents did not give names Presented by Bess Reynolds
  11. 11. Three Vendors• Lexis Nexis – Purchase from the Lexis store or – Contract with Overdrive• Thomson West – 7 steps to use Proview proprietary platform• Wolters Kluwer – WK eReader is still under construction Presented by Bess Reynolds
  12. 12. Lexis Digital Library Presented by Bess Reynolds
  13. 13. Lexis e-Book Presented by Bess Reynolds
  14. 14. Lexis and OverDrive Presented by Bess Reynolds
  15. 15. Thomson Proview Platform Presented by Bess Reynolds
  16. 16. Thomson Proview Sample Title Presented by Bess Reynolds
  17. 17. Technical Services may be ready Presented by Bess Reynolds
  18. 18. DESK BOOKS26 Titles >1,100 Copies >2,100 Volumes! (Every year) Presented by Bess Reynolds
  19. 19. But are the Lawyers Ready?• Pros: – Currency – Portability – Full text searching, bookmarks, links to additional content• Cons: – Cost – Licensing – Privacy – Proprietary platforms – Work habits Presented by Bess Reynolds
  20. 20. Cartoon by Bess ReynoldsPresented by Bess Reynolds
  21. 21. Just in Time Not Just in Case• Access not ownership• Partnering with New York Law Institute to provide seamless access to an enhanced collection including 40,000+ e- books Presented by Bess Reynolds
  22. 22. NYLI Integration = 1 Search Silo Presented by Bess Reynolds
  23. 23. E-books Integrated in the OPAC Presented by Bess Reynolds
  24. 24. Librarian Manifesto• Libraries should own the e-books they purchase• Vendors should recognize the role that librarians play in collection development, acquisitions & distribution• Vendors should work to simplify the procedures for obtaining and managing e-books• Legal publishers should work with ILS vendors to make the e-books available directly in the OPAC, eliminating the need for multiple silos of discovery Presented by Bess Reynolds
  25. 25. Selected Resources• “An open letter about ebooks and Douglas County Libraries.” Douglas County Libraries. Web. 24 Jan. 2013 <http:// douglascountylibraries.org/content/ebooks-and-DCL>• Comparison of e-book formats. Wikipedia. Web accessed 1/24/2013: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats>• Kelly, Michael. "Top Ebook Distributors, ILS Vendors to Have Sitdown With ReadersFirst Library Coalition." The Digital Shift. 3 Jan 2013. The Library Journal. 24 Jan 2013. <http://tinyurl.com/b94nvuv>.• Reynolds, Bess. “The Challenges of e-books in Law Firm Libraries.” The New Librarian, AALL-ILTA White Paper: < http://read.uberflip.com/i/87421/64 >• Various articles about Douglas County Libraries. Evoke. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://evoke.cvlsites.org/> Presented by Bess Reynolds
  26. 26. Thank YouContact me:breynolds@debevoise.comFollow me on Twitter:@bibliobess (Personal tweets, my opinions, not related to my POW) Presented by Bess Reynolds
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