EOD eBooks on demand


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This presentation gives an overview of EOD eBook's service, which enables to order exactly those copyright free books from libraries collections that user needs.
It explaines and shows, what is EOD eBook and on what conditions and how to order them.

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EOD eBooks on demand

  1. 1. eBooks on Demand Presentation for users
  2. 2. What is EOD? <ul><li>EOD stands for eBooks on Demand, which means service, that offers opportunity to order high-quality digital copy (EOD eBook) of an old book </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is EOD? <ul><li>European libraries are hosting millions of books published from 1500 to 1900, which are out of copyright protection </li></ul><ul><li>Due to their age and value, they are often only accessible to users actually present at these libraries </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is EOD? <ul><li>The EOD service offers opportunity to acquire these old books that respond to your interests and needs for your own use in a digital form here and now </li></ul><ul><li>EOD slogan is: “Give old books new life!” </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is EOD eBook? <ul><li>An EOD e B ook is a digitised book delivered in the form of a PDF file </li></ul><ul><li>The file contains the image of the scanned original book as well as the automatically recognised full text </li></ul><ul><li>That means you can search the book for individual words and copy-paste the electronic full text into any other application software </li></ul><ul><li>B ooks published before 1800 may also be ordered with automatically recognised text, but the quality of the full text will not be the same </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is EOD eBook? <ul><li>eB ooks are easy to browse on your computer screen and you can do printouts of them </li></ul><ul><li>They are also easy to store in your computer or on CD/DVD and they take much less space than traditonal books </li></ul><ul><li>One eBook equals one file. You can save ordered books to your computer and create your own digital library </li></ul><ul><li>From 2009 these books can also be ordered as a Print on Demand book (the EOD reprint ) in addition to the digital version </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example of an EOD eBook
  8. 8. Example of an EOD eBook <ul><li>Enjoy full text search, i t facilitates research work and frequent use of reference books </li></ul><ul><li>C lick on the “Select Tool” in the toolbar and select the text you want to copy within the PDF file into any other application software. Then open your text processor and paste the copied text there using the Edit menu or a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Ctrl+V) in order to paste the text into your document. The full text on new document facilitates also reading of the old Gothic print </li></ul>
  9. 9. What kind of books are digitised? <ul><li>eB ook can be ordered from the books, which copyright is expired – that means all books published from 1500 to 1900 </li></ul><ul><li>Some libraries also offering the digitisation of books beyond that timeframe, namely for special user groups, e.g. researchers or people who are visually impaired or blind </li></ul>
  10. 10. Are there any restrictions while using EOD eBooks ? <ul><li>There are no big restrictions of using an e B ook – it belongs to you as ordinary publication, DVD or music CD </li></ul><ul><li>You can use it for personal purposes, but it should not be hung to Intrenet (to make it available to third parties), or disseminated for commercial purposes </li></ul>
  11. 11. Price of the EOD eBook <ul><li>www.books2ebooks.eu On webpage of the EOD network you will find the EOD member libraries , moving on their websites you will see the prices </li></ul><ul><li>The EOD member libraries are free to set the price for their eBooks on Demand service. Due to the local, regional and national conditions, a wide variety of prices is given. W e aim at standardising the price schemas (the basic price and price per page) </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to order eBooks? <ul><li>It is possible to search and order eBooks through EOD libraries’ online catalogues or through common search engine on EOD network’s webpage which includes all joint libraries’ catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a button “EOD – digital on request” next to book’s bibliografical record, then you can order an eBook of that </li></ul>
  13. 13. How to order eBooks? <ul><li>After c lick ing to the button you are taken to the EOD order form </li></ul><ul><li>You will see the estimated price of the digitisation </li></ul><ul><li>Then choose if you want to download the e B ook or receive it on CD/DVD-ROM </li></ul>
  14. 14. How to order eBooks? <ul><li>After that your leave your contact details </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service texts on the right column will help you </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to order eBooks? <ul><li>Read the terms and conditions and accept them </li></ul>
  16. 16. How to order eBooks? <ul><li>After the submission of the order you receive a confirmation e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Y ou are able to track your order during the digitisation process at your personal tracking page </li></ul>
  17. 17. How to order eBooks? <ul><li>Books in good condition s are scanned within 10 working days </li></ul><ul><li>I f the book needs restoration prior to scanning, or upon other exceptional circumstances, a customer will be notified accordingly </li></ul>
  18. 18. How to order eBooks? <ul><li>When the eBook is ready, you will receive an e-mail requesting to choose the payment option </li></ul><ul><li>After successful payment process the EOD eBook can be downloaded, received on CD/DVD or shipped as Print on Demand book </li></ul>
  19. 19. Give old books new life! by ordering EOD eBooks
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