Elizabeth B. ThomsenNOBLE: North of Boston Library Exchange                           May 10, 2012
   Over 5,000 titles   Over 6,000 copies   About 2/3 ebooks, 1/3 audiobooks   Adult, Young Adult and Children   Ficti...
   It’s complicated   Several different file formats   DRM issues   Not all devices support all formats   Not all boo...
   12,645 individual borrowers   560 new borrowers last month   28,635 checkouts in Jan-Apr 2012   Use is steadily inc...
   Project Gutenberg   ManyBooks.net   Librivox   Beyond reading: annotated editions, literary    mash-ups, adaptation...
   Elizabeth Thomsen   et@noblenet.org
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
When Books Go Digital
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When Books Go Digital

  1. 1. Elizabeth B. ThomsenNOBLE: North of Boston Library Exchange May 10, 2012
  2. 2.  Over 5,000 titles Over 6,000 copies About 2/3 ebooks, 1/3 audiobooks Adult, Young Adult and Children Fiction and Nonfiction Popular and Academic English and Russian Support for many popular devices, including Kindle, Nook, iPad/iPod/iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, Blackberries, more
  3. 3.  It’s complicated Several different file formats DRM issues Not all devices support all formats Not all books are available in all formats People often struggle to get that first book Not all books available to libraries Publisher issues and rights issues
  4. 4.  12,645 individual borrowers 560 new borrowers last month 28,635 checkouts in Jan-Apr 2012 Use is steadily increasing with a big jump last September when Kindle support was added, and last Christmas, when ebook readers and tablets were popular gifts
  5. 5.  Project Gutenberg ManyBooks.net Librivox Beyond reading: annotated editions, literary mash-ups, adaptations, illustrated editions
  6. 6.  Elizabeth Thomsen et@noblenet.org
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