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Kalfatovic, Martin R. "Libros digitales para todos / eBooks 4 eVeryBody". SXSW Interactive. Austin, TX. 11 March 2012

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Libros digitales para todos / eBooks 4 eVeryBody

  1. 1. Libros digitales para todos / eBooks 4 eVeryBody Martin R. Kalfatovic 11 March 02012 | SXSW | Interactive @udcmrk | #sxswSIL
  2. 2. 19 Museums9 Research CentersThe National Zoological ParkLocations from Cambridge, MAto the Republic of Panama137 million artifacts, works ofart and specimens7.4 million digital recordsonline1.9 million library volumes122,000 cubic feet of archivalmaterial
  3. 3. Libros digitales para todos / eBooks for Everybody
  4. 4. The verdict: the need for quality Spanish-languagebooks is only growing stronger, and the economicdownturn is driving readers to libraries in search of freeinformation and entertainment even as it hurts libraries’ability to help them - Emily Wilson “[T]echnology allows a more efficient distribution process in electronic formats. We see a bright future for our publishers and authors in the US if they embrace the new technological challenges and customer needs.” - Ignacio DomínguezEmily Wilson, Publishing Perspectives, 29 Jun 2010 http://bit.ly/wvBbrf
  5. 5. Hispanics, Wealthy Increase Tablet Ownership the largestBetween November 2010 and May 2011,increases in tablet ownership have been amongmen when compared with women; Hispanic adultswhen compared with white and African-American adults; adults 18-29; those with some college orcollege degrees; and those reporting household incomes of $30,000or more. Overall, the highest rates of tablet ownership are amongHispanic adults and those with household incomes of at least$75,000 annually. http://bit.ly/A6wjR1
  6. 6. B&N now selling ebooks in Spanish18 Nov 2010
  7. 7. 1470 - 1599Average of 125 book titles per year
  8. 8. Codex: 500 years of quality! No manual needed!
  9. 9. Of making many books there is no end- Ecclesiastes 12:12
  10. 10. 129,864,880* * number of books, carefully defined, according to Google
  11. 11. 10 million ebook “titles” availableTODAY in the United States fromall sources- Glenn Fleishman
  12. 12. 3,500 books
  13. 13. Obligatory Chart Graphic 100/115 paperback/Kindle 100/180 hardcover/Kindle
  14. 14. .66
  15. 15. Caveat, we dont endorse any eReader; wereshowing Kindles and iPads and Nooks andKobos, but that’s just for illustration purposes …
  16. 16. Mandatory Pat the Bunny slide I come not to bury Pat the Bunny ***** “Board books are for chewing, not reading”
  17. 17. Worry about CopyrightPartnerships with open content providers likethe Internet ArchiveEngage with initiatives like the Digital PublicLibrary of AmericaMultiplatform / Multiformat
  18. 18. The Congress shall have Power ... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. U.S. Code Title 17. Chapter 1. Section 109 http://xkcd.com/14/
  19. 19. Books on Devices | in Apps | in Browsers Internet Archive 2010
  20. 20. Martin R. KalfatovicThanks! Smithsonian Libraries Twitter@UDCMRK www.UDC793.org Notes and citations for the slides available on the blog above Thanks to Banjo for reading Northanger Abbey on the Kindle

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