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Preserving the Role of Books

  1. 1. Preserving the Role of Books: The Impact of eReaders to Libraries The 2nd LibraryLink Conference Preservation: Trends & Challenge August 25-27, 2010 Filipinas Heritage Library Makati City Zarah C. Gagatiga Librarian, Teacher, Writer, Storyteller
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>To show that librarians play a big role in preserving the impact of the library and the book in the business of gathering, organizing and storing information. </li></ul><ul><li>Burning questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Is the era of publishing coming to an end? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the threats and opportunities libraries face in the advent of e-publishing and e-book reader technology? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Group Dynamics <ul><li>Answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What’s your favorite library task or assignment? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the last book you’ve read? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you decide to take LIS in college? </li></ul><ul><li>What is in your library that you can truly be proud of? </li></ul><ul><li>BUZZ! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Establishing Context <ul><li>Preserving the Role of Books </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of e- Readers to Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>And Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Role - a part in a “play”; a function; a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Books - a printed object made of paper, bound and published with no less than 49 pages (UNESCO) </li></ul><ul><li>e-Readers - an application used for e-books </li></ul>
  5. 5. READING 101 <ul><li>Reading is physiological </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is a sociolinguistic process </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is developmental </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is an interactive process </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is a unitary and global skill </li></ul>
  6. 6. Libraries and Librarians Keeper of the flame Researcher Artist and Innovator Culture and History Strategist and Tactician Analyst and Problem solver Systems and processes Ms. Congeniality Ambassador of Goodwill PR Manager Community Architect and Teacher Writer and poet Information hub and learning center
  7. 7. R.I.P Publishing <ul><li>Is the era of publishing dead? </li></ul><ul><li>BUZZ Groups: </li></ul><ul><li>Who is speaking? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is he/she speaking to? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your initial impression after viewing the short video clip? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the video clip? </li></ul><ul><li>What essential, if not, at least lasting ideas and insights you got from the video clip? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Electronic Publishing <ul><li>… the digital publication of e-books and electronic articles… the development of digital libraries and catalogues. </li></ul><ul><li>… has a history of being used to describe the development of new forms of publication, distribution, user interaction in regard to computer-based production of text and other interactive media. </li></ul><ul><li> -- Wikipedia </li></ul>
  9. 9. e-Publishing Models <ul><li>e-Book - CDROM / Online / eReader & Applications </li></ul><ul><li>e-Periodicals - EBSCO / Eric Digest </li></ul><ul><li>e-Database - OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>POD - Print On Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Content - email publishing / web publishing (blogs, wikis, audio-video content online, podcasts) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Major, major failure <ul><li>The e-Book crash of 2000 (O’Rielly, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough e-Books </li></ul><ul><li>Too expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware format - hit and miss - mobile technology </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals were not ready </li></ul><ul><li>Poor marketing - Who are its potential users? What is their information need? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Prerequisites to an e-book Collection <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Software and Hardware Standard Protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Rights Management </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Market and Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancements of e-book features </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Snowhill, 2001 E-books and their future in academic libraries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Advantages of e-Books <ul><li>Rare to find materials and content </li></ul><ul><li>Savings on cost of paper and printing </li></ul><ul><li>Better data storage </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable format for short burst reading </li></ul><ul><li>- Sharma, 2010 </li></ul>
  13. 13. A Reader’s Profile <ul><li>E-books are not replacing old book habits of readers, but its use promote the development of new literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries are expanding its services via e-book loans </li></ul><ul><li>40% increase in reading time </li></ul><ul><li>55% claim that they will continue reading through the use of e-readers </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a reading lift in the novelty of using e-books and e-readers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The ABCs of e-Reading, Wall Street Journal 25 Aug. 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Opportunities <ul><li>E-Books are potential formats for the development, storage, delivery and interactivity of e-learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Library services can focus on patterns of information use and the cycle of its production </li></ul><ul><li>Take the leap! From information processing to knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>Take the lead! Initiate building an e-book collection </li></ul>
  15. 15. Challenges <ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Cost and Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Professional updating - skills and competencies </li></ul><ul><li>A new look at publishing </li></ul>
  16. 16. Implications <ul><li>Libraries serve as agents of socialization and can introduce this technology to a wider reach. </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries can take on the role of promoters of new knowledge and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Research on the creation, communication and preservation via this technology is necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians continue professional growth and development. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Librarians establish stronger linkages and networking with in the community and the society at large. </li></ul><ul><li>A review of course offerings to strengthen LIS students’ skills and competencies </li></ul>