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