E-Books: A New Reality for         Libraries         Katherine Farmer       Murray State University    kfarmer10@murraysta...
Some predict…Biggs, J. (2011, September 27). In The Future of Books: A Dystopian Timeline. Retrieved September 28, 2011, f...
Facts about E-Books   and E-Readers
Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1).In School Library Journal: Ebooks.Retrieved September 28, 2011,fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjourn...
Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1).In School Library Journal: Ebooks.Retrieved September 28, 2011,fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjourn...
Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1). In School Library Journal: Ebooks. RetrievedSeptember 28, 2011, fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjou...
Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1). In School Library Journal: Ebooks. RetrievedSeptember 28, 2011, fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjou...
E-Reader Devices    Constantly     ChangingNew Versions Every Year to Two Years
E-Book Costs  Free     $
E-Book File TypesMobipocket      Topaz    EPub    PDF
Publishers and E-BooksPhysical   • Own book           • Can share without conditions           • Can sell the used book Bo...
Digital   Interesting   Misconception
DifferentTypes  of               E-Readers
Sony Reader Wi-Fi – Daily/Pocket/Touch                 •   Formats: Epub, PDF                 •   Available in Three Color...
Kobo E-Reader Touch         •   Formats: Epub, PDF, MOBI         •   Touch Screen         •   E-ink         •   Available ...
Kobo Wireless E-Reader           • Formats: Epub/PDF           • Available in Three             Colors           • EInk   ...
Nook First Edition         • Wi-Fi         • Eink         • Formats: Epub and PDF         • Store 1,500 books         • Le...
Nook Simple Touch Reader            •   Formats: Epub/PDF            •   No audio files            •   EInk            •  ...
Nook Color     • Format: Epub, PDF, other       document files     • Color Screen     • Apps/Games/Music/       Social Fea...
Kindle   • Formats:     AZW/MOBI/PDF   • Store 1400 books   • Cloud Backup   • 1 month battery life   • No touch screen   ...
Kindle Touch      • Format: AZW, PDF,        MOBI, Doc      • Touch Screen      • Text to speech        capabilities      ...
Kindle Keyboard        • Format: AZW, MOBI,          PDF, HTML, DOC        • Keyboard instead of          touch screen    ...
Kindle DX     • Same features as Kindle       Keyboard     • Larger screen – 9.7       inches     • Short battery life    ...
Kindle Fire    • Amazon’s new 7inch tablet    • Compatible with Amazon’s      App Store    • Runs Android platform    • Co...
Ipad 2   • Apple bookstore – ibooks   • Apps to connect readers     to major online     bookstores   • Apps for Individual...
Class Sets                                                           Concierge      Teachers First                        ...
3M      Tumblebooks                                   Library ideas                           Collection                  ...
Project                              Gutenberg    ManyBooks.net                                   Google Books            ...
District                                      Purchasing                                       Policies                   ...
Learn More• The Unquiet Librarian  – http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/kindles• Alabama School Library Association  –...
SLJ/LJ Ebook Summit•   Location: Online•   Date: October 12, 2011 @ 10am-6pm EDT•   Cost: $39.95•   Archived Material can ...
Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books• Four workshops to be conducted by Public  Library Association starting October 25, 20...
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E Books: A New Reality for Libraries

  1. 1. E-Books: A New Reality for Libraries Katherine Farmer Murray State University kfarmer10@murraystate.edu September 30, 2011
  2. 2. Some predict…Biggs, J. (2011, September 27). In The Future of Books: A Dystopian Timeline. Retrieved September 28, 2011, fromhttp://techcrunch.com/2011/09/27/the-future-of-books-a-dystopian-timeline/
  3. 3. Facts about E-Books and E-Readers
  4. 4. Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1).In School Library Journal: Ebooks.Retrieved September 28, 2011,fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/890368-451/ebooks.html.csp
  5. 5. Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1).In School Library Journal: Ebooks.Retrieved September 28, 2011,fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/890368-451/ebooks.html.csp
  6. 6. Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1). In School Library Journal: Ebooks. RetrievedSeptember 28, 2011, fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/890368-451/ebooks.html.csp
  7. 7. Tuchman, M. (2011, May 1). In School Library Journal: Ebooks. RetrievedSeptember 28, 2011, fromhttp://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/890368-451/ebooks.html.csp
  8. 8. E-Reader Devices Constantly ChangingNew Versions Every Year to Two Years
  9. 9. E-Book Costs Free $
  10. 10. E-Book File TypesMobipocket Topaz EPub PDF
  11. 11. Publishers and E-BooksPhysical • Own book • Can share without conditions • Can sell the used book Books • Publisher retain rights to the bookE-Books • Sharing a possibility not a right • No rights to resell the e-book
  12. 12. Digital Interesting Misconception
  13. 13. DifferentTypes of E-Readers
  14. 14. Sony Reader Wi-Fi – Daily/Pocket/Touch • Formats: Epub, PDF • Available in Three Colors • Touch Screen • 2 G of memory with expansion possible • Note-Taking with a Stylus or finger • Can play audiobooks • Compatible with Overdrive • Purchase books through Sony Reader Store • Apps available for PC/Mac/Android • Available Oct 2 • Price - $149
  15. 15. Kobo E-Reader Touch • Formats: Epub, PDF, MOBI • Touch Screen • E-ink • Available in Four Colors • Kobo Store (Built by Borders) • Can use books from other stores • App available for other devices • Overdrive Compatible • Price: $129
  16. 16. Kobo Wireless E-Reader • Formats: Epub/PDF • Available in Three Colors • EInk • Not Touch Screen • Overdrive Compatible • Price: $99
  17. 17. Nook First Edition • Wi-Fi • Eink • Formats: Epub and PDF • Store 1,500 books • Lendme Technology with limts • Can store audio files • Expandable memory • Price: $89 online only
  18. 18. Nook Simple Touch Reader • Formats: Epub/PDF • No audio files • EInk • 2 month battery life • On screen keyboard • Expandable memory • Price: $139
  19. 19. Nook Color • Format: Epub, PDF, other document files • Color Screen • Apps/Games/Music/ Social Features • Email/Web Access • Interactive Magazines • Picture Books • Expandable Memory • Price: $249
  20. 20. Kindle • Formats: AZW/MOBI/PDF • Store 1400 books • Cloud Backup • 1 month battery life • No touch screen • Compatible with Overdrive • No power cable • Price: $79 with special offers
  21. 21. Kindle Touch • Format: AZW, PDF, MOBI, Doc • Touch Screen • Text to speech capabilities • Audio files • Store 3000 books • Available November 21 • Price: $99 WiFi/ $149 3G
  22. 22. Kindle Keyboard • Format: AZW, MOBI, PDF, HTML, DOC • Keyboard instead of touch screen • Works with Audible audio books • Stores 3500 books • Eink • Price: $99 WiFi / $139 3G
  23. 23. Kindle DX • Same features as Kindle Keyboard • Larger screen – 9.7 inches • Short battery life • Price: $379
  24. 24. Kindle Fire • Amazon’s new 7inch tablet • Compatible with Amazon’s App Store • Runs Android platform • Color Screen • No Camera or Microphone • New faster web browser • Children’s Picture Books • Stream movies and TV shows • Cloud Storage • Available November 15, 2011 • Price: $199
  25. 25. Ipad 2 • Apple bookstore – ibooks • Apps to connect readers to major online bookstores • Apps for Individual books • Color/Touch Screen • Camera/Microphone • Variety of Educational Uses • Price: starts at $499
  26. 26. Class Sets Concierge Teachers First Service Circulation Options Circulating Librarywith Insurance Stations and 3 Strikes E-Books Only PC Only Access
  27. 27. 3M Tumblebooks Library ideas Collection Options $$$Follett Shelf Overdrive eBooks on Gale EBSCOhost
  28. 28. Project Gutenberg ManyBooks.net Google Books Collection OptionsKindle/Nook Free Scribd Free Books Library Cooperatives: Archive.org Open Library
  29. 29. District Purchasing Policies Creating File Library Formats Policies ConstantFunding Changes in Technology Concerns Changing Reader Publisher Interest Polices School Technology Security Limitations
  30. 30. Learn More• The Unquiet Librarian – http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/kindles• Alabama School Library Association – http://www.alasla.org/• Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation – http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/pre paring-your-school-for-an• Library 2.011 World-wide Virtual Conference, November 2 - 3, 2011 - Free – http://www.library20.com/
  31. 31. SLJ/LJ Ebook Summit• Location: Online• Date: October 12, 2011 @ 10am-6pm EDT• Cost: $39.95• Archived Material can be accessed for 3 mos.
  32. 32. Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books• Four workshops to be conducted by Public Library Association starting October 25, 2011 – Oct 25 – Intro to Ebooks – Nov 1 – Laying the Groundwork for a Successful E- Book Collection – Nov 8 – Powering Up Your E-Book Program – Nov 15 – Strategies for Sustaining Your Libraries E- Book Program – http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/onlinelearning/ webinars/guidetoebooks.cfm
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