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May 13, 2014
Launching an E-Reader
Checkout Program
Vincci Kwong and Susan Thomas
Indiana University South Bend
2014 India...
Why e-readers?
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
• Offer an opportunity
to try out new tech
• Encourage reading
v...
Combatting Digital Divide
• Students use of portable digital reading
devices low
• Want to provide them with an opportunit...
Getting fund?
LSTA grant
• Total cost: $8812
• LSTA fund: 5764
• Schurz Library fund: $3048
http://www.in.gov/library/lsta...
Equipment
• E-reader
• Device protector
• Screen protector
• Cleaning pad
• Carrying bag and tag
May 13, 20142014 ILF Dist...
Ebook purchase
• Amazon
• ebrary
• Eboschost ebook collection
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
Ebook selection
• Goodreads College Book Lists
• http://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/college
• NYT Fiction Best Sellers
• ht...
Staff collaboration
• Business operations manager
• Public relations
• Circulation
• Cataloging
• Collection development
M...
Policy
• Drop off at circulation desk, no book drop
• Loan length: 2 weeks
• Late fee: $10/day
May 13, 20142014 ILF Distri...
Staff training
• Check in and check out procedure
• Collecting surveys
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
PR: Check out an e-reader!
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
User guide
http://libguides.iusb.edu/ereader
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
Promoting the program
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
Reasons for checking out e-reader
• Just to try out the ipad
• Wanted to try each kind
• It was the last e-reader availabl...
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
User feedback
• Thank you!
• I checked it out so that I could listen to a book, but I'm not sure if you
can. I really just...
What we learned
• Ordering materials for the devices-internal
accounting
• Involve others early on
• E-reader checkout fil...
May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
Questions?
Feel free to contact us at
• Vincci Kwong
• Email: vkwong@iusb.edu
•...
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  • The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%.
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    1. 1. May 13, 2014 Launching an E-Reader Checkout Program Vincci Kwong and Susan Thomas Indiana University South Bend 2014 Indiana Library Federation District 1 Conference
    2. 2. Why e-readers? May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference • Offer an opportunity to try out new tech • Encourage reading via leisure/recreational materials
    3. 3. Combatting Digital Divide • Students use of portable digital reading devices low • Want to provide them with an opportunity to explore new technology • Want to also encourage reading! May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    4. 4. Getting fund? LSTA grant • Total cost: $8812 • LSTA fund: 5764 • Schurz Library fund: $3048 http://www.in.gov/library/lsta.htm May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    5. 5. Equipment • E-reader • Device protector • Screen protector • Cleaning pad • Carrying bag and tag May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    6. 6. Ebook purchase • Amazon • ebrary • Eboschost ebook collection May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    7. 7. Ebook selection • Goodreads College Book Lists • http://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/college • NYT Fiction Best Sellers • http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/combined-print- fiction/list.html • Amazon Kindle eBooks Best Sellers • http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store- eBooks/zgbs/digital- text/154606011/ref=zg_bs_unv_kstore_2_6487838011_2 May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    8. 8. Staff collaboration • Business operations manager • Public relations • Circulation • Cataloging • Collection development May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    9. 9. Policy • Drop off at circulation desk, no book drop • Loan length: 2 weeks • Late fee: $10/day May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    10. 10. Staff training • Check in and check out procedure • Collecting surveys May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    11. 11. PR: Check out an e-reader! May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    12. 12. User guide http://libguides.iusb.edu/ereader May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    13. 13. Promoting the program May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    14. 14. May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    15. 15. Reasons for checking out e-reader • Just to try out the ipad • Wanted to try each kind • It was the last e-reader available • The other types were all checked out • To see which ereader I liked the most for apps and reading. • Looking to buy at semester. Trying different options. Have an older kindle liked it. • Because I have never used one before • Wanted to see how one works - I read a lot. • Have a Nook, lower version, & wanted to compare/contrast. • To try out prior to purchase • I heard good things about it and I wanted to try it. • So that I could see if I'd like to purchase one for myself. • To compare devices • To try • Just wanted to try something different and I brought Kindle eBooks this semester so I thought the HD would be the most compatible • To try before possibly buying one • I needed to supplement my laptop for a few weeks. May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
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    19. 19. User feedback • Thank you! • I checked it out so that I could listen to a book, but I'm not sure if you can. I really just didn't know how to use it. • Very nice program! • Get books available for our own devices, I know you have ebrary but I could not find guidance to get non fiction or fiction books. Great Program tho. • This is really nice. I love it!!! Thanks. • Add apps? • It is great to be able to try the different e-readers. • Thank you for offering this. • More books especially non-fictions. Thanks! • I enjoy checking these items out from the IUSB library • Of the 3 types I tried (Kindle, Nook & Mini ipad), the i-pad was easiest to use. • This is a good program/items for the library to provide for checking out. Thanks!! May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    20. 20. What we learned • Ordering materials for the devices-internal accounting • Involve others early on • E-reader checkout filled a different need than anticipated – comparing devices May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference
    21. 21. May 13, 20142014 ILF District 1 Conference Questions? Feel free to contact us at • Vincci Kwong • Email: vkwong@iusb.edu • Phone: 574-520-4444 • Susan Thomas • Email: suethoma@iusb.edu • Phone: 574-520-5500
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