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E Readers And Libraries Presentation

  1. 1. E-readers and Libraries<br />12/17/09<br />Beth Bouwman<br />
  2. 2. Popular e-readers: Kindle<br />
  3. 3. Popular e-readers: Sony Reader<br />
  4. 4. Popular e-readers: Nook<br />
  5. 5. Public<br />Academic<br />High School<br />Libraries that lend e-readers<br />
  6. 6. To stay on the cutting edge<br />To engage patrons<br />To allow patrons to try out a new technology before buying it<br />Save money on new titles<br />Why libraries lend e-readers<br />
  7. 7. Donations<br />Gift funds<br />Grants<br />Large budgets<br />Justify cost by lower cost<br /> of e-books<br />How libraries pay for e-readers<br />
  8. 8. Allow patrons to download one title of their choosing<br />Librarians decide, with suggestions from patrons<br />Titles picked to correspond with curriculum<br />Different e-readers for different subjects <br />How libraries choose titles<br />
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  10. 10. Some e-readers for in library use only<br />Shorter borrowing times than books<br />Higher fines<br />Borrowing agreements<br />Minimum age<br />Guidelines for borrowing<br />
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  12. 12. Postive!<br />No damages (yet)<br />Long waiting<br />lists<br />Reaction to e-reader programs<br />
  13. 13. Sony has no problems with library borrowing<br />Amazon is unclear<br />Unlikely legal action will be taken<br />Legal Issues<br />
  14. 14. Questions?<br />

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