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E-books in law libraries

  1. 1. E-BOOKS IN LAW LIBRARIESEve Ross – SLIS J702
  2. 2. “I think we’ve made aproverbial pact withthe devil in digitizingour words.”Jason Merkoskileader of the team that built the first Kindle
  3. 3. ConsiderationsUsabilityPrivacyCostOwnershipRapid change(alternatively, marketdomination)
  4. 4. E-book advantagesFree up shelf spaceLatest technologyRemote accessNotetaking and highlighting –edit, share, deleteLinks to primary sources
  5. 5. Usability
  6. 6. “I am a totally blind collegestudent studying to be an attorney.I use this app all of the time.”–StormBlack’s Law Dictionary appStorm, 2013
  7. 7. Cognitive disadvantagesReading e-texttakes 20% to30% more time. e-textprintMarcum, 2012
  8. 8. Cognitive disadvantagesLocation ofinformation onpage isimportant forrecall.Marcum, 2012
  9. 9. 1st year law students (Kentucky)Previouse-bookexperiencesnot positiveLike print and e-books the sameE-books forpleasure; printfor textbooksSteenken, 2012
  10. 10. Privacy
  11. 11. Can they monitor what you read?GoogleBooksYesAmazonKindleYesOverDriveUnclearCohn & Higgins, 2012
  12. 12. Share info without your consent?GoogleBooksNoAmazonKindleYesOverDriveYesCohn & Higgins, 2012
  13. 13. Cost
  14. 14. Costs from major vendorsToohighHodnicki, 2013; Sampson 2007; Steenken, 2012
  15. 15. Free e-books from CALICALI, 2012
  16. 16. Free e-books from GPOTurner, 2012
  17. 17. Kansas said no to rising costs.2011 2012 2013 2014$0$10,000$20,000$30,000$40,000$50,000$60,000$70,000$80,000OverDrives proposed feeKelley, 2011
  18. 18. Kansas relies on multiple vendors.3M FreadingBaker &TaylorBilbary (others)Berry, 2013
  19. 19. Ownership
  20. 20. Vendor modelPublisher’s TitlesVendor’s PlatformLibraryUser
  21. 21. Ownership model (Douglas County)Publisher’s TitlesLibrary’s PlatformUserJenks, 2012
  22. 22. Could this be next?Publisher’s Titles& PlatformUserButterfield, 2000
  23. 23. Rapid change / market domination
  24. 24. Legal print publishers  e-booksWest LexisPLIWoltersKluwerJenks, 2012; Reynolds 2012
  25. 25. Sources of law-related e-booksWest Lexis PLI CALIWoltersKluwerAmazon OverDrive 3MEBSCOhost Sony Google AppleIngram Zinio (others)CALI, 2012; Jenks, 2012; Turner, 2012
  26. 26. Market domination?West Lexis PLI CALIAmazonKindleOverDrive 3M EBSCOhostSonyGoogleAppleiPadIngramZinio Wolters KluwerCALI, 2012; Jenks, 2012; Turner, 2012
  27. 27. ILS as gateway?ILSWestLexisPLICALIWoltersKluwerAmazonOverDriveReynolds, 2012
  28. 28. The way forward
  29. 29. “[M]odels that are explored in theyear ahead may well pave the way tothe models of the future. It istherefore important that librariesfor the mostfavorable and flexible terms possible.”– ALAALA, 2012
  30. 30. References (1 of 3) American Library Association (ALA). (2012 August 8). EBook business models for publiclibraries. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/ebook-business-models-public-libraries Berry, J. N., III. (2013). Jo Budler: LJ’s 2013 librarian of the year. Library Journal.Retrieved from http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/01/people/joanne-jo-budler-2013-librarian-of-the-year Butterfield, K. (2000). E-books. Technical Services Law Librarian, 25(4), 13-14. Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). (2012). The 2012 federal rulesebooks by legal information institute. Retrieved fromhttp://elangdell.cali.org/content/2012-federal-rules-ebooks-legal-information-institute Cohn, C. & Higgins, P. (2012 November 29). Whos tracking your reading habits: An e-book buyers guide to privacy, 2012 edition [Web log post]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/11/e-reader-privacy-chart-2012-update Jenks, M. R. (2012). Taking the plunge: Is it finally time for law libraries to embrace e-books? Technical Services Law Librarian, 37(4), 17-18.
  31. 31. References (2 of 3) Jenks, M. R. (2012a). Taking the plunge: Part 2 – libraries doing it for themselves.Technical Services Law Librarian, 38(2), 9-11. Hodnicki, J. (2013 January 8). Starting off ass-backwards: On free ebookcompanions [Web log post]. Retrieved fromhttp://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blog/2013/01/starting-off-ass-backwards-on-free-ebook-companions.html Kelley, M. (2011). Kansas state librarian goes eyeball to eyeball with OverDrive incontract talks. Library Journal. Retrieved fromhttp://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/890089-264/kansas_state_librarian_goes_eyeball.html.csp Marcum, E. (2012). Cognitive disadvantages of e-books: Although e-books havemany pros, dont ignore the cons. AALL Spectrum, 17(2), 26-29. Reynolds, B. (2012). The challenges of e-books in law firm libraries. InAALL/ILTA, The New Librarian [White paper] (pp. 66-72). Retrieved fromhttp://read.uberflip.com/i/87421/64
  32. 32. References (3 of 3) Sampson, S. (2007). Will everything be online in 10 years: What e-books will looklike in 2017. AALL Spectrum, 12(1), 46-47. Steenken, B. (2012). You say you want an e-revolution: Helping our patronsbenefit from developments in personal technology. AALL Spectrum, 16(5), 8-10. Streitfeld, D. (2013, April 8). One on one: Jason Merkoski and the view of e-booksfrom the inside. New York Times. Retrieved fromhttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/one-on-one-jason-merkoski-and-the-view-of-e-books-from-the-inside Storm. (2013, March 8). Jonathan [Customer review]. Blacks law dictionary, 9thedition. iTunes App Store. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blacks-law-dictionary-9th/id312542731?mt=8 Turner, J. (2012, June 8). The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) ebookprogram. FDLP Connection. Retrieved fromhttp://www.fdlp.gov/component/content/article/341-featuredarticles/1257-gpoebooks

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