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  • 1. E-readers and Libraries
    12/17/09
    Beth Bouwman
  • 2. Popular e-readers: Kindle
  • 3. Popular e-readers: Sony Reader
  • 4. Popular e-readers: Nook
  • 5. Public
    Academic
    High School
    Libraries that lend e-readers
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Donations
    Gift funds
    Grants
    Large budgets
    Justify cost by lower cost
    of e-books
    How libraries pay for e-readers
  • 8. 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
  • 9.
  • 10. Some e-readers for in library use only
    Shorter borrowing times than books
    Higher fines
    Borrowing agreements
    Minimum age
    Guidelines for borrowing
  • 11.
  • 12. Postive!
    No damages (yet)
    Long waiting
    lists
    Reaction to e-reader programs
  • 13. Sony has no problems with library borrowing
    Amazon is unclear
    Unlikely legal action will be taken
    Legal Issues
  • 14. Questions?