E Books: A New Reality for Libraries

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Presented at 2011 KLA/KSMA joint conference at Louisville, KY September 30, 2011

Presented at 2011 KLA/KSMA joint conference at Louisville, KY September 30, 2011

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  • 1. E-Books: A New Reality for Libraries Katherine Farmer Murray State University kfarmer10@murraystate.edu September 30, 2011
  • 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. Facts about E-Books and E-Readers
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. E-Reader Devices Constantly ChangingNew Versions Every Year to Two Years
  • 9. E-Book Costs Free $
  • 10. E-Book File TypesMobipocket Topaz EPub PDF
  • 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. Digital Interesting Misconception
  • 13. DifferentTypes of E-Readers
  • 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. 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. Kobo Wireless E-Reader • Formats: Epub/PDF • Available in Three Colors • EInk • Not Touch Screen • Overdrive Compatible • Price: $99
  • 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. Nook Simple Touch Reader • Formats: Epub/PDF • No audio files • EInk • 2 month battery life • On screen keyboard • Expandable memory • Price: $139
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Kindle DX • Same features as Kindle Keyboard • Larger screen – 9.7 inches • Short battery life • Price: $379
  • 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. 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. Class Sets Concierge Teachers First Service Circulation Options Circulating Librarywith Insurance Stations and 3 Strikes E-Books Only PC Only Access
  • 27. 3M Tumblebooks Library ideas Collection Options $$$Follett Shelf Overdrive eBooks on Gale EBSCOhost
  • 28. Project Gutenberg ManyBooks.net Google Books Collection OptionsKindle/Nook Free Scribd Free Books Library Cooperatives: Archive.org Open Library
  • 29. District Purchasing Policies Creating File Library Formats Policies ConstantFunding Changes in Technology Concerns Changing Reader Publisher Interest Polices School Technology Security Limitations
  • 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. 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. 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
  • 33. Questions?