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Pengebangan Ruang Baca Virtual, E-Reader development for digital library

Pengebangan Ruang Baca Virtual, E-Reader development for digital library
Universitas Terbuka (http://www.ut.ac.id)

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  • 1. E-Texbooks for Student’s E- Resources Challenges and Opportunities in Universitas Terbuka ISODEL 2012-Dimas Agung Prasetyo /T. Eduard AZ
  • 2. BackgroundAs an ODL institution UT:• provides flexibility and option for student independence in learning.• provides learning support services for the students.• has commitment developing e-resources for students.
  • 3. Ruang Baca Virtual• Initiated project in the middle of 2011• Need to answer 2 main problems – Logistical problem when providing printed textbook to the students – Widening access to learning materials / textbooks• Free for UT Students• Pros and Cons:
  • 4. Pros..• The needs to provide access to learning materials for the students.• The advancement developments in technology and the Internet.• Organizational supports
  • 5. Cons• Printed Textbook development cost• Textbooks sales as one of UT main revenues• Digital security, how to prevent piracy in digital world
  • 6. Development Approach• Security is the top priority• Platform selection – Flash VS HTML5 – Flash was selected• Two modules – Repository – E-Reader• Login required• Launched in January 2012
  • 7. RBV Today• More than 900 E-textbooks. The collections are planned to be increased by 2013.• Total 17,114 students have accessed and read e-textbook since January 2012 to May 2012 with average time of visit is 4:15 minute• 26.52% growth rate each week. Peak access are 1-2 weeks before final exam.• Average page accessed are 3 pages each visit
  • 8. Conclusion• There are no conclusive evidences that RBV would disrupt printed textbooks sales• RBV and Printed Textbooks are complementary for students
  • 9. Further Development• Increased security, bug fixes, user usability fixes.• Expand to tablets (android) using HTML5