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Use and preservation of e books

  1. 1. Use and Preservation of E-books by Mariusz Tkaczyk
  2. 2. Table of Contents:1. Preservation problems2. Forms of preservation3. Light and dark archives4. Preservation predictions5. Reasons for and against using e-books
  3. 3. Preservation of E-books
  4. 4. Preservation Problems• Problem of superseded e-books• Problem of perpetual access to e-books• Lack of guidelines or standards about future access or storage formats• Consolidation of companies and its influence on content and user interfaces• Various e-book platforms• Limited funding
  5. 5. Forms of Preservation• Library’s local storage• Out-of-library storage initiatives
  6. 6. Light and Dark Archives• Light archive: In reference to data storage, an archive that can be accessed by many authorized users.• Dark archive: In reference to data storage, an archive that cannot be accessed by any users. Access to the data is either limited to a set few individuals or completely restricted to all.
  7. 7. Light Archives
  8. 8. LOCKSS Program• Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe• Applies the traditional purchase-and-own library model to electronic materials• Storage in ‘LOCKSS Box’• Decentralized, perpetual access to copy of publisher’s authorative material• www.lockss.org
  9. 9. LOCKSS Networks• The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) Private LOCKSS Network• The Alabama Digital Preservation Network (ADPNet)• The MetaArchive Cooperative
  10. 10. Portico• Non-profit organization• 21,648,054 preserved archival units• 158 participating publishers and 751 participating libraries• www.portico.org
  11. 11. Dark Archives
  12. 12. CLOCKSS• Controlled LOCKSS• Decentralized, global, dark archive• Triggered item becomes permanently unlocked• www.clockss.org
  13. 13. Preservation PredictionsIt is predicted that, in time, preservation ofelectronic items will follow that of the printones. Accordingly, there will be ways to lift orcounteract all limitations and problems.
  14. 14. Patrons’ Point of View
  15. 15. Reasons for Using E-books:#1 – For finding relevant content#2 – For fact finding#3 – For extended reading
  16. 16. Pros of Using E-books:[+] They are accessible 24/7[+] They can be used by multiple users[+] Their sections can be printed out[+] Their contents can be searched[+] Out-of-print titles can be avaliable
  17. 17. Cons of Using E-books:[-] They are uncomfortable for extendedreading[-] They don’t feel ‘real’ to the patrons
  18. 18. Thank you! by Mariusz Tkaczyk

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