The K-12 Library Perspective: eBook Issues and Challenges

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http://www.infotoday.com/cil2012/session.asp?ID=A304 with Moderator: Dick Kaser, Vice President of Content, Information Today, Inc.
Chad Mairn, Chief Technology Officer, Novare Library Services
Ken Roberts, CEO, Hamilton Public Library
Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing, ebrary
Computers in Libraries 2012

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The K-12 Library Perspective: eBook Issues and Challenges

  1. 1. The K-12 Library Perspective: eBook Issues and Challenges Buffy J. Hamilton | The Unquiet Librarian March 2012, Computes in Libraries ConferenceCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/beataryden/5917683857/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  2. 2. CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mil8/380101976/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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  4. 4. eBook as a fundamentallyaccess to eContent different literacy/reading experience
  5. 5. 1rapidly shiftingeReader and eBooklandscape
  6. 6. 2 funding challenges
  7. 7. 3 restrictive purchasing policies
  8. 8. 4 fear factors Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sziszo/2592916753/sizes/o/
  9. 9. 5 quantifiable data
  10. 10. tension of competing interests/concernsbetween librarians and patrons in terms ofeBook content and solutions 6CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jphilipson/582274247/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  11. 11. 7accessibility/legal issuesCC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jphilipson/582274247/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  12. 12. 8easy management of content is neededOriginal photograph by Buffy Hamilton
  13. 13. 9not all publishers are in the eBook gameCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibban/230126679/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  14. 14. leasing vs. owning content 10CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3924599433/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  15. 15. wanted: turnkey solutions…
  16. 16. …but there is no “one size fits all” solutionCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6883642181/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  17. 17. scalable solutions/models are difficult to find and replicateCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/shereen84/2511071028/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  18. 18. School library eBook contentprovidersBig eBook content providerseReader specific eBookcontentPublisher specific eBookcontent
  19. 19. CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/geckoam/3181193844/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  20. 20. contact information buffy.hamilton@gmail.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://buffyjhamilton.wordpress.com Twitter: @buffyjhamilton

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