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E Books

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

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