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Ereaders & e books in libraries august 2011 update
 

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How we circulate eReaders at Muncie Pub

How we circulate eReaders at Muncie Pub

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    Ereaders & e books in libraries august 2011 update Ereaders & e books in libraries august 2011 update Presentation Transcript

    • Ereaders & ebooks at Muncie Public Library
      Jen Booth
    • Muncie Public Library
      Disclaimer: I’m not a librarian
      Formed electronic resources committee
      Decided to explore eReaders after attending Handheld Librarian Conference in July 2009
      Began circulating eReaders in November 2009
    • Funding
      Electronic Resources Budget
      OverDrive titles
      Subscription databases
      eReaders
      Donations
    • Hardware
      eReaders
      Why
      Kindle 2
      Kindle DX
      Sony Reader Touch
      Sony Reader Pocket
      Kindle 3s
      Nooks (B&W)
      OverDrive compatibility
      Popular at the time
      Cost effective
      Other libraries circulating them
    • Devices
      Started with 2 Kindles, 2 Sony Readers in Fall 2009
      Started circulating 4 Kindle 3s in Winter 2010
      Started circulating 4 Nooks in March 2011
    • Software & Services
      On our eReaders
      Online Services
      OverDrive
      We previously tried:
      Bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles
      Purchased from Amazon & Sony eBook Store
      Customers can request electronic titles using a form on our website
      OverDrive
      NetLibrary?
      Tumblebooks?
      3M?
      Amazon?
      DRM Free eBooks
    • Getting Things Moving
      Hard case netbook bag
      Hard case leather cover
      Screen protector
      Power cords
      Instructions
      Comment Card
      Band
      De-registering when necessary
    • Circulation Policies
      2 weeks, just like our new titles
      Adults only
      One at a time per customer
      Renewals are permitted
      No dropbox
      $1 a day fine
    • Downloads & Cords, Oh My!
      eReaders secured at all times
      Employees held accountable
      Used to
      Had assigned employees manage eReaders at each location every couple weeks using a hold
      Prepaid credit cards to purchase items
      Place holds between circulations to update titles
      Nooks are reset to factory defaults when returned
    • Your Hold is Ready
      Customer picks up item from circulation employee
      Employee trains customer
      Employee checks bag for all parts
      Employee checks that eReader is in working order and that it was reset to factory defaults
      Band
      Replacement costs
      Due date
      Avoid extreme temperatures
      Inventory check list
    • 2 weeks later…
      Customer returns eReader directly to circulation employee
      Circulation employee checks:
      eReader is working
      All items are in the bag
      eBooks are all there (or resets device)
      Collects Comment card
      eReader and bag contents go into a secure location to be charged
    • Training/Staff Preparation
      OverDrive training classes for all frontline employees
      Procedures for Circulating & Fines set into place
      Training on using eReaders and how to reset them
      Download stations at all locations
    • Conclusion
      So that’s how we handle eReaders at Muncie Public Library. We’ve changed our procedures and policies quite a bit in the past 2 years. We’re planning to continue with our current model till the technology is outdated or the items stop checking out. And we are always keeping our eyes open for new products, services and eReaders that could improve this process.
    • Q&A