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  • This slide is from 2009, and contains 5 areas which I thought were critical, at the time, for e-books in libraries, and which, in my oppinion, needed to be improved. When thinking about this presentation, I was intrigued to check if these are still relevant points. “ Yes” to all.
  • So, what has changed I the meantime? E-books are becoming more popular. Best growing segment of publishing history. Readers. Amazon Expands Global App Distribution to Nearly 200 Countries.
  • As for print books – we are witnessing some very inventive ideas …
  • … book sculptures … (new way of reading Romeo and Juliet)
  • … and a bit of nostalgia …
  • Libraries get inventive too…
  • What is interesting is that e-books are
  • Printing of books is not dead – it continues to develop
  • What is happening in NZ?
  • … are present in e-book game for many years already
  • The presence of public libraries increses, but …
  • E-Lending – another area where e- imitates print
  • How important e-Lending is, proves the fact that even Amazon has digital lending library!
  • Need for improvement is not a matter of past, it continues in the future too. But I would like to add a few changes.
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    • 1. e-Books Past, Present, Future Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic LIANZA Hikuwai Auckland, 22 April 2013
    • 2. Areas for improvement • More standardisation (purchase models, formats, ways of access) • High quality metadata for discovering e- books • More recommended texts • Timely updates • Collaboration - vendors, publishers, LIS developers, libraries should work close together and further explore best practices, workflows, and business models Slide from presentation at LibraryConnect seminar in 2009, http://www.slideshare.net/KsenijaNS/ten-years-on
    • 3. e-Book Popularity Growing http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/e-retailers-now-accounting-for-nearly-half-of-book-purchases-by-volume/ Kindle Fire iPad 2 iPad
    • 4. reimaginedonline.com
    • 5. Author: Susan Hoerth
    • 6. “The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.” Karl Lagerfeld Source: Steidlville.com
    • 7. Library responses to growing market http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VFK2YfYfxo
    • 8. Moving it closer – e- to print
    • 9. Print on demand Source: www.washingtonpost.com Source: allposters.com
    • 10. What is happening in NZ?
    • 11. University Libraries The University of Auckland Library: – 1st collection 2002 – Over 600,000 e-books in Library catalogue – 30% of all material in the catalogue are e-books
    • 12. Public libraries • Access to e-books - one of the most important issues facing public libraries today
    • 13. E-Lending – crucial part of a modern library service • digital lending should echo physical lending • digital lending could damage the book industry
    • 14. Amazon has digital lending library
    • 15. New paradigms • Open Access • Selfpublishing • Preservation
    • 16. Areas for improvement • More standardisation (purchase models, formats, ways of access) • High quality metadata for discovering e- books • More (recommended) NZ texts • Timely updates e-Lending • Collaboration - vendors, publishers, LIS developers, libraries should work close together and further explore best practices, workflows, and business models Slide from presentation at LibraryConnect seminar in 2009, http://www.slideshare.net/KsenijaNS/ten-years-on
    • 17. Image Credits • http://beattiesbookblog.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/the-e-book-lending-wars-whe • http://libraryebooktour.wordpress.com/ • http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/e-retailers-now-accounting- for-nearly-half-of-book-purchases-by-volume/ • https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8 • http://www.girvin.com/blog/?p=3829 • http://exislepublishing.co.nz/Practical-Beekeeping-in-New-Zealand- eBook.html • http://www.amazon.com/Language-Cambridge-Textbooks-Linguistics- ebook/dp/B002UEP8O2/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital- text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366150218&sr=1-2&keywords=matras • http://www.doctordisruption.com/disruption/planning-for-an- uncertain-future/
    • 18. Qk.obradovic@auckland.ac.nz

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