Digital Books 2010<br />Patricia Genat<br />ALS Library Services<br />patricia.genat@alslib.com.au<br />
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Today?<br />Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already ...
Money Never Sleeps & neither does technology<br />ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />
Where to next?<br />We live in exciting and changing times<br />As always, it is our reactions to change rather than the c...
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Google Books	<br />Full View – Public Domain (pre 1925), will be downloadable...
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes are going to happen:1<br />There will be more e-reader devices<...
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes are going to happen:2<br />POD books will fill an increasing pe...
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes may happen:<br />The IPad arrives in Australia in 2011<br />The...
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes must not happen:<br />Beautiful printed books disappear<br />Be...
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Our Role:<br />We are keepers of the human factor in an age of information, c...
ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Thank You <br />keep exploring, taking risks, reading, sharing, listening to ...
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Digital books 2010 by Patricia Genat

  1. 1. Digital Books 2010<br />Patricia Genat<br />ALS Library Services<br />patricia.genat@alslib.com.au<br />
  2. 2. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Today?<br />Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. <br />Charles M. SchulzUS cartoonist (1922 - 2000)<br />
  3. 3. Money Never Sleeps & neither does technology<br />ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />
  4. 4. Where to next?<br />We live in exciting and changing times<br />As always, it is our reactions to change rather than the change itself, which sets us apart and makes a difference in our world.<br />What is changing?<br />ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />
  5. 5. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />
  6. 6. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Google Books <br />Full View – Public Domain (pre 1925), will be downloadable, at what price?<br />Limited View – Books in the Partner Program – publisher will chose the level of access and payment options<br />Snippet View – From Library collections, Copyright still active, full indexing but only limited view<br />No Preview Available<br />Yes, there WILL be a “Buy Now” button!<br />
  7. 7. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes are going to happen:1<br />There will be more e-reader devices<br />The IPad will make a BIG difference<br />There will be international discussions (arguments) about global copyrights<br />Publishers will (eventually) synchronise print and digital editions <br />A growing percentage of library users will want a growing list of e-book downloads<br />
  8. 8. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes are going to happen:2<br />POD books will fill an increasing percentage of library shelves<br />More bad writing will be more accessible<br />More books will become apps<br />More publishing formats will be available<br />
  9. 9. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes may happen:<br />The IPad arrives in Australia in 2011<br />The NBN provides cheaper, faster, more wide spread access to consumers<br />Territorial copyright arguments may conclude with open markets <br />Some bookshops may go out of business<br />Coffee table books may become available as Tablet Books<br />
  10. 10. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />These changes must not happen:<br />Beautiful printed books disappear<br />Beautiful Reading <br />experiences disappear (insert chair photo)<br />
  11. 11. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Our Role:<br />We are keepers of the human factor in an age of information, content and digitisation.<br />We want our customers to read and listen and share and discuss and enjoy and learn and play with all the words they find. Because we know their children will be happier and brighter and healthier and less likely to kill each other.<br />We don’t care how they discover or access or save the words, we just want to be part of the journey…<br />
  12. 12. ALS Library Services Digital Books 2010<br />Thank You <br />keep exploring, taking risks, reading, sharing, listening to customers and enjoying the ride.<br />Go Digital!<br />Tricia Genat <br />www.alslib.com.au<br />
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