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Digital Books presentation to WA public libraries. May 2010

Digital Books presentation to WA public libraries. May 2010

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