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    E Books E Books Presentation Transcript

    • eBooks... a nEw Frontier for libraries
    • We boldly face the adventure of a new(ish) format
    • Before long we’re tired of trying to figure it out.
    • eBooks come in many forms
      • pdf files
      • Subscriptions
      • Single use
      • Multi-user
      • CD Roms
    • Talk about formats… http://www.google.com/cse?cx=017054669672982342322%3Afc9sosff864&ie=UTF-8&q=alice+in+wonderland
    • One of the challenges is the rate of change on the web
      • The other day the link was:
      • http://www.google.com/cse?cx=017054669672982342322%3Afc9sosff864&ie=UTF-8&q=alice+in+wonderland
      • Today I can only find:
      • http://ebooksearchr.googlepages.com/
    • But these are the Free resources
    • We are Teacher Librarians
      • Our goals for eBooks just a little different from the average reader
        • Leisure reading or exploration
        • Assigned reading
        • research
    • We must consider…
      • How will the eBook be accessed?
        • OPAC
        • Included in a Database
        • Just a designated link
        • From a Cd-ROM and needs downloading
    • Next what technology will our reader use?
      • Desk top
      • Laptop or netbook – WiFi?
      • MP3
      • iPod
      • Kindle or designated book reader
      • Phone
          • Today’s reader has many options
    • Cost and maintenance of eBooks…?
      • an outright purchase
      • An outright purchase with a hosting fee
      • Site license for a fixed time
      • Single access or multiple access subscription
      • Remember even eBooks need weeding
    • Some options
      • Straight out purchase
        • Infobase eBooks
      • Purchase with hosting fee
        • Gale
      • Subscription
        • Marshal Cavendish
    • So why expand from the comfort of print?
    • … to
    • Some thoughts
      • We need to provide reliable resources as easy to use as Wikipedia
        • One view of wikipedia
      • Our students are use to instant gratification
        • Open a book – not them
        • We need to meet them where they are on their phone or ipod or laptop or….
    • … for just a few more thoughts
      • 21 st Century Skills
      • ITSE standards
      • Equity of access for digital learners
      • 24/7 access to resources
      • Maximizing Web 2.0
    • Additional eBook resources
      • Delicious bookmarks
      • Google ebook search
      • Publishing (self)
        • Student publishing
      • Data Sheet search
      • PDF Search Engine
    • Print or digital… it is not either or - school libraries need them both.
    • Jennifer Rike Teacher Librarian Timberview High School MISD [email_address] Created June 2009