Frances Jacobson HarrisLibrarian, University Laboratory High School                  Urbana, IL             francey@illino...
How will these discussions look in hindsight?“Through the joint cooperation of the University HighSchool and the Universit...
 We’ve been there before   VHS vs. Betamax   Vinyl => Tape => CD => Digital file   Common issues: Platform, copyright,...
 Corporate ethos vs. library ethos   Purchasing vs. licensing   Use by many vs. use by one   The library market didn’t...
“Now, Overdrive is quite good. But having one vendorbecome the gateway to e-books for libraries is probably notthe best th...
“My biggest fear is that libraries will become customerservice departments for a few large corporations. Thatpublishers wi...
“I think it is absolutely critical that we continue todevelop a distributed system for e-books that is openand standards-b...
 How many steps does it take to download an ebook?  See the Richland County Public Library video guide Discoverability  ...
It’s not necessarily about balance Your setting, your needs, your clientele Nature of the source Can you call your own ...
Making sure “complimentary online access”to the printed content of a purchasedreference set is visible in the online catal...
 Every reader his or her “book” (Ranganathan)   Precludes single vendor, single source solutions Curation and discovery...
 Can they monitor what you’re reading? Is the device ONLY compatible with books purchased from    an associated eBook st...
Albanese, Andrew Richard. May 30, 2011. “BrewstersMillions: ALA Preview 2011.” Publisher’s Weeklyhttp://www.publishersweek...
AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?
AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?
AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?
AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?
AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?
AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?
AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?
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Cushing Academy Library eliminated its huge book collection in 2009, turning that library into an all-digital facility. Other schools have chosen different ways to meld cutting edge technology into
traditional book collections, including the Learning Commons model. Speakers will discuss how administrations were involved in these changes on their campuses, and consider broader questions for the school libraries: how can schools best consider the balance of digital and print resources for the most successful student achievement.

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  • Demonstrates lack of understanding of how these products would be used in the relatively near future.
  • Widgets offer another option for access. Also: plain old links.
  • Tip O’Neill
  • In other words, e-access may or may not be an incentive to add items to a collection, just because of the findability issue. Same thing can come up when you know how oddly an item might be cataloged.
  • AASL2011 What Kinds of Books Does Your Library Need?

    1. 1. Frances Jacobson HarrisLibrarian, University Laboratory High School Urbana, IL francey@illinois.edu
    2. 2. How will these discussions look in hindsight?“Through the joint cooperation of the University HighSchool and the University of Illinois Library, the libraryhow has a practically unused, soft rolled 1949 14” carriageL. C. Smith typewriter with the necessary changes inkeys and platen to serve our needs. The replacementcame just in time, as the 1937 model we were usingrefused to function the week after its replacementarrived.” 1951-1952 Uni High Library Annual Report
    3. 3.  We’ve been there before  VHS vs. Betamax  Vinyl => Tape => CD => Digital file  Common issues: Platform, copyright, ownership, sharing, management, pricing, marketing, delivery… But this is BIG  A genuine paradigm shift  Changes in reading, yes, but also – teaching, learning, thinking
    4. 4.  Corporate ethos vs. library ethos  Purchasing vs. licensing  Use by many vs. use by one  The library market didn’t start out as the target market See Buffy Hamilton’s blog post, Why We Won’t Purchase More Kindles at the Unquiet Library
    5. 5. “Now, Overdrive is quite good. But having one vendorbecome the gateway to e-books for libraries is probably notthe best thing, at least not for libraries. What I want, andwhat we find libraries want, is to buy e-books. And when I say"buy," I mean like we buy print books. We write a check, andin return we get a copy that we can preserve long-term andlend out to one patron at a time. But so far, were finding thata lot of publishers get confused when we talk to them aboutbuying e-books. Well say, "We want to buy your e-books, howmuch money do you want?" Theyll say, "What do you mean‘buy?" It seems weird to have to explain what "buy"means, but weve all grown so accustomed to having digitaltransactions be accompanied by a 20-page licenseagreement.” Brewster Kahle, Publisher’s Weekly, May 30, 2011
    6. 6. “My biggest fear is that libraries will become customerservice departments for a few large corporations. Thatpublishers will become less and less interesting, and thata shift toward central points of control will underminethe major lesson from the Enlightenment, which is toencourage open, public, intellectual discourse.” Brewster Kahle, Publisher’s Weekly, May 30, 2011
    7. 7. “I think it is absolutely critical that we continue todevelop a distributed system for e-books that is openand standards-based.”“We can have many publishers, many booksellers, manylibraries, many authors, and many, many readers, withno central points of control coming between them, justcapitalism. Books are simply too important to haveeither a monopoly or duopoly evolve.” Brewster Kahle, Publisher’s Weekly, May 30, 2011
    8. 8.  How many steps does it take to download an ebook? See the Richland County Public Library video guide Discoverability  Catalog?  Pathfinder tools?We’re just not there yet
    9. 9. It’s not necessarily about balance Your setting, your needs, your clientele Nature of the source Can you call your own shots? Findability, findability, findability
    10. 10. Making sure “complimentary online access”to the printed content of a purchasedreference set is visible in the online catalog-Response from Tech Support:“I created a ticket in OTRS to have thebooks added to the orr. Please allow moretime.”
    11. 11.  Every reader his or her “book” (Ranganathan)  Precludes single vendor, single source solutions Curation and discovery  Helping people find what they would never otherwise find, or even know about
    12. 12.  Can they monitor what you’re reading? Is the device ONLY compatible with books purchased from an associated eBook store? Can they keep track of book searches? Can they keep track of book purchases? With whom can they share the information collected in non-aggregated form? Can they share information outside the company without the customers consent? Do they lack mechanisms for customers to access, correct, or delete the information? Electronic Frontier Foundation
    13. 13. Albanese, Andrew Richard. May 30, 2011. “BrewstersMillions: ALA Preview 2011.” Publisher’s Weeklyhttp://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/trade-shows-events/article/47448-brewster-s-millions-ala-preview-2011.htmlElectronic Frontier Foundation. January 6, 2010. Updated and Corrected: E-Book Buyer’sGuide to Privacy. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/01/updated-and-corrected-e-book-buyers-guide-privacyCarolyn Starkey’s and Wendy Stephen’s LiveBinder “eBooks and eReaders go to School” athttp://livebinders.com/play/play/69250Richland County Public Library. April 21, 2011. Download and Authorize Adobe DigitalEditions. http://youtu.be/0eKCZcsVwpQ

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