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E Book Presentation South Ayrshire Libraries



How South Ayrshire Libraries embraced eBooks.

How South Ayrshire Libraries embraced eBooks.



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    • How South Ayrshire libraries embraced Books e
        • What is an eBook service?
        • How did we obtain one?
        • Was it value for money?
        • What does the future hold ?
        • Frequently asked questions.
      • eBooks are downloadable books which you can read and audio books which you can listen to on a computer and / or on a mobile device such as: an eBook reader, mobile phone, iPod, iPad or MP3 player.
        • The majority of libraries work with an ‘eBook aggregator’.
        • We have a three year contract with Overdrive Inc.
        • Overdrive negotiates all lending rights, copyright issues and permissions with publishers and authors, on our behalf.
        • The contract is comprised of two elements: stock purchase and fixed-price software maintenance.
        • We have contracted to buy a minimum of $5,000 of stock each year.
        • Browse, check out, and download with your library card… anytime, anywhere!
        • Download to a Windows ® or Mac ® computer… and popular mobile devices.
        • Transfer to devices like the Apple ® iPod ® and Sony ® Reader ™ .
        • Library users can choose the lending period – one, two or three weeks.
        • eBooks and eAudio books can be requested. Once the request is available to download, an email will automatically be sent to the customer.
        • eBooks and eAudio books are automatically deleted from the user’s device at the end of the borrowing period.
        • Easy to use, available 24/7, no late fees
        • Our LMS allows our users to join online.
      • Compatible with
      • Android
      • Blackberry
      • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
      • Windows mobile
      Download titles directly to your mobile device with the Overdrive ®  Media Console App from iPhone App store or Android Market.
      • 4 th November 2009 conference call with Overdrive.
      • 24 th November 2009 initial meeting with Council lawyers.
      • 20 th January 2010 legal contract signed.
      • 25 th January Overdrive appoints Ben Alcorn as Project Manager
      • 11 th February Overdrive forms completed and returned.
      • 8 th March visit from Claudia Weissmann and our first staff training.
      • 20 th April meeting with our LMS supplier – Innovative Interfaces.
      • April / May 2010.
      • Project implementation and staff training.
      • eBook stock purchasing.
      • Finding IT solutions.
      • 2 nd June 2010 first marketing and advertising meeting.
      • June 2010 testing of patron and catalogue links.
      • 15 th June 2010 site live but not advertised or launched.
      • 1st July 2010 eBook service launched with full media coverage.
      Once these steps were taken the real fun began!
        • The answer is a resounding “yes”!
        • The service has raised the library profile in the local area.
        • New users include many people who had previously thought that the library had nothing to offer.
        • It appeals to younger members – and our eBook Twilight series can’t be lost / stolen or soaked in the bath!
        • It is socially and geographically inclusive – nursing homes, the visually-impaired and includes those that even the mobile library doesn’t reach!
        • Shift workers.
        • We currently have 692 eBook service users.
        • We have issued nearly 5,000 downloads.
        • Our opening stock was 228 titles.
        • 159 titles were eBooks, 70 eAudio books.
        • eAudio books are as popular as eBooks.
        • By March 2011 we had 611 titles.
        • By March 2011 our e titles was 3730 - 0.7% of our total checkouts.
        • We now have 410 eBooks and 201 eAudio books.
        • This includes 164 children’s / young adult titles.
        • Overdrive statistical reports can tell us how our users accessed our site and when they accessed our site.
        • We created an online feedback form.
        • Utilised our library blog to encourage users to provide comments and participate in online surveys.
        • Liaised with school librarians and school pupils.
        • Our annual Reader’s Day included a talk and demonstration on eBooks from an eBook publisher.
      • Close relationship with Council Communications Department.
      • Overdrive has an excellent range of publicity materials that can be customised.
      • We conducted a “planned” campaign that included: business cards, leaflets, book marks, posters, bill boards, local radio jingles and coverage by BBC, STV and local press.
      • Competitions and a range of ongoing publicity on our Library Blog.
      • Utilised Social Networking sites.
      • Won Overdrive’s International Marketing Award 2010 - $1,000 of credits.
      • Much talk of the, “death of the printed book”.
      • More books than ever are being published in paper form.
      • With the ever-increasing number of eBooks being published, it adds up to more words being written, published and read than ever before.
      • Consumer driven.
      • We are all in a 24 / 7 virtual information age.
      • Huge changes being asked of the publishing industry.
      • E books / libraries / publishers / Amazon – new business model required.
      • Big changes being asked of libraries – by their users!
      • E publishing gives greater freedom to all would-be authors to publish material.
      • Libraries required to “signpost” users through the avalanche of e materials now available.
      • Libraries as e publishers.
      • No title need ever be out of print.
      • Library Apps.
      • QR Codes and Near Field Communication.
      • Augmented Reality.
      • E publishing of Local History materials.
      • E textbooks for schools.
      • 18 months ago we had not considered any of the above and now…
      • What will we all be doing in the very near future ?
      • South Ayrshire Libraries are working in conjunction with Solus UK to launch an App in summer 2011.
      • Direct access to Library site.
      • Ability to use all aspects of the service.
      • Branch specific if required.
      • Travel information added.
      • To appeal to South Ayrshire secondary school pupils as each school library comes on board with our LMS.
      • South Ayrshire Libraries intends to publish three eBooks – each converted from print titles in our Local History Collection.
      • First title will be: “A record of the Ayrshire Militia 1802 – 1883”.
      • Books will be sold as POD items and as eBooks on Amazon.
      • Contract with a conversion company.
      • Opened an account with Lightning Source International.
      • Opened an account with Amazon.
      • Do we lend eBook readers? No
      • What proportion of the book budget is devoted to eBooks? 6%
      • What proportion of the issues are eBooks? 0.7%
      • Do you charge for eBooks ? No
      • Most popular downloads: Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Kathy Reichs
      • Our top 50 downloads include titles by: Stephanie Meyer, Anthony Horowitz Jacqueline Wilson
      • Checkouts to 25th May 4461, including 429 downloads of children’s / young adult titles.
      • What formats can be downloaded ? MP3, WMA, ePUB, PDF, Movies and Music
      Jean Inness, South Ayrshire Libraries June 2011