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Mobile access to ebooks presents dynamic new challenges and opportunities for libraries. Smart phones and ebook readers are changing user expectations about accessing e-content and the exploding ...

Mobile access to ebooks presents dynamic new challenges and opportunities for libraries. Smart phones and ebook readers are changing user expectations about accessing e-content and the exploding popularity of ebooks puts increased pressure on libraries to meet new demands. How can librarians leverage their expertise while traversing the mobile information frontier? This poster provides an essential guide to navigating the landscape of mobile ebook collections.

Presented by Lisa Carlucci Thomas & Holly Tomren
American Library Association 2010 Poster Session - 6/26/2010

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A Map to Mobile E-Book Collections A Map to Mobile E-Book Collections Presentation Transcript

  • A Map to Mobile Ebook Collections
    Developing & Managing Mobile Ebook Collections in Libraries
    Explore & Investigate:
    • Ebook formats
    • Use & compatibility
    • Mobile devices
    • Mobile apps/platforms
    • Publishers & packages
    Implement New Models:
    • Point-of-need purchasing
    • Direct invoicing
    • Priority processing
    • Immediate activation
    • Streamline workflow
    Develop Best Practices:
    • Provide access points
    • Consider record options and national standards
    • Identify metadata needs
    • Adapt catalog display
    Selection
    Acquisition
    Cataloging
    Advocate & Support:
    • Plan for advancements
    • Train staff & users to optimize mobile ebooks
    • Incorporate mobile into data management systems
    Partner & Promote:
    • Collaborate with IT
    • Articulate benefits of mobile access to collections
    • Integrate mobile ebooks into services & instruction
    Prepare & Educate:
    • Establish ebook preservation arrangements
    • Share expertise about format obsolescence, data migration issues, and more
    Access
    Preservation
    Management
    Lisa Carlucci Thomas
    Southern CT State University
    Twitter: lisacarlucci
    Holly Tomren
    University of CA, Irvine Libraries
    Twitter: htomren
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