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Handheld Librarian 2010

  1. 1. Are You Ready for E-Readers?<br />Anne Behler<br />Binky Lush<br />
  2. 2. The Sony Reader Projectat the <br />
  3. 3. The Situation<br />
  4. 4. Logistics:<br /><ul><li>Technical (virtual machines)</li></ul>Sony Purchasing Model<br />One Computer (ip)<br />100 readers<br />20 computers<br />Virtual machines<br />
  5. 5. Logistics:<br /><ul><li>Cataloging
  6. 6. Title: Sony ebook reader
  7. 7. Contents in 505 field (searchable)
  8. 8. Authors added in 700 field (searchable)</li></li></ul><li>Logistics:<br />
  9. 9. Logistics:<br /><ul><li>Physical</li></li></ul><li>Uses<br /><ul><li>In the Classroom
  10. 10. Library Lending Program
  11. 11. Services to Persons with Disabilities</li></li></ul><li>Classrooms:<br /><ul><li>First-year Honors English Classes
  12. 12. English 004 Basic Writing Skills
  13. 13. Library Studies First Year Seminar
  14. 14. English Graduate Seminar</li></li></ul><li>Lending<br /><ul><li>Sony eBook Store Content
  15. 15. A great way to test the technology
  16. 16. User feedback survey
  17. 17. Lending period 4 weeks -> 2 weeks
  18. 18. UP and 1 campus
  19. 19. Fees
  20. 20. Breakage/abuse</li></li></ul><li>Disability Services<br /><ul><li>Help for the visually, mobility or learning impaired?
  21. 21. Navigation challenges
  22. 22. Text size</li></li></ul><li>Feedback<br /><ul><li>User experience surveys
  23. 23. Student blog entries
  24. 24. Video interviews
  25. 25. Student presentations
  26. 26. Informal interactions</li></li></ul><li>Libraries’ Perspective<br /><ul><li>Portability for a large library
  27. 27. Sleek, ergonomically friendly device
  28. 28. Easy on the eyes
  29. 29. Uni-function device</li></li></ul><li>Students’ Perspective<br /><ul><li>Portability for a large library
  30. 30. Price for books
  31. 31. Reading more
  32. 32. Eco friendly
  33. 33. Weight (10.1 oz)
  34. 34. Ability to add additional content</li></li></ul><li>Students’ Perspective<br /><ul><li>Battery life and charging difficulties
  35. 35. Slow page refresh time
  36. 36. Lack of interactive features
  37. 37. Uni-function device
  38. 38. No “relationship” with e-readers</li></li></ul><li>Libraries’ Perspective<br /><ul><li>Battery life and charging difficulties
  39. 39. Slow page refresh time
  40. 40. Lack of interactive features
  41. 41. Uni-function device
  42. 42. On-demand service too cumbersome to offer
  43. 43. DRM</li></li></ul><li>What does the future hold?<br />
  44. 44. Partnerships among: <br /><ul><li>educators
  45. 45. librarians
  46. 46. vendors
  47. 47. publishers</li></li></ul><li>Content<br /><ul><li>Content, regardless of device
  48. 48. Conversation with vendors – ebrary, ebl
  49. 49. ebooksgroup that is evaluating ebook content and new options
  50. 50. Greater content flexibility=greater cost for the Library</li></li></ul><li>Devices<br /><ul><li>iPhone
  51. 51. Smart phones
  52. 52. Kindle
  53. 53. Nook
  54. 54. Que
  55. 55. Cooler
  56. 56. …and more</li></li></ul><li>Accessibility<br /><ul><li>Can’t forget accessibility
  57. 57. Law suit afbvs Arizona State University
  58. 58. PSU’s discussion on accessibility</li></li></ul><li>Are you ready forE-readers?<br /><ul><li>E ≠ Paper
  59. 59. Format vs. function challenges
  60. 60. Nostalgia
  61. 61. E-book will never feel like a “real book”
  62. 62. Balance between paper and e-readers
  63. 63. Changing expectations
  64. 64. Developments in content and devices
  65. 65. Partnerships with content providers</li></li></ul><li>Sony Project:tinyurl.com/psulsonyWhite Paper:tinyurl.com/psulsony7things<br />
  66. 66. Contact:<br />Anne Behler – behler@psu.edu<br />Binky Lush – binky@psu.edu<br />

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