Maria's Takeways from the Webinar: The Present & Future of Ebooks
Discussion about the current status and future of ebooks between Sue Polanka (Wright StateUniversity), James LaRue (Douglas County Libraries) and Scott Wasinger from Ebsco
Below are some highlights of their discussion:• EPub 3 platform – problems withstandardization of the format• Raise of Evo Books (?) – spam!• Today’s best solution for libraries – short termloan (on demand)• Discoverability tools – how to market ebooksand with what tools
Below are some highlights of their discussion:• Mobile apps as marketing tool – profiles topush things to patrons• Tablets are on the rise, rather than e-readers• Digital power walls (kiosks) to display digitalbooks• 90% of the population wants to write abook, there will be a lot of e-books soon
Below are some highlights of their discussion:• Put local history in digital content• DPL – Digital Public Library – local repositoriesrather than at total repository.• Aggregators versus digital practice, versus DPL• Future: more relaxed restriction in DPR seen inpublishers
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