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PowerPoint for 2013 ILA Annual Conference session "Amazing eBook Race: a Conversation with the Contestants" presented at Navy Pier on Tuesday, October 15.

PowerPoint for 2013 ILA Annual Conference session "Amazing eBook Race: a Conversation with the Contestants" presented at Navy Pier on Tuesday, October 15.

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  • Poll Title: Do you subscribe to an eBook or eAudio platform other than Overdrive?

  • Poll Title: Was this ILA session worth your time today?


  • 1. R A C E
  • 2. Meet the contestants Jane Julia Lynnette Kara Green Hills Public Library District Oak Lawn Public Library Fountaindale Public Library District Plainfield Public Library District 3M Cloud Axis 360 Axis 360 eRead Illinois (considering) 3M Cloud OneClickdigital BookBub Comcis Plus Freading OneClickdigital
  • 3. 3M Cloud Library • Annual platform fee based on population size • Green Hills Public Library District’s population is about $30,000, platform fee is $5,000 • Download 3M Cloud Library app to your tablet, smart phone, etc., then browse and check out items • Titles check out for 3 weeks • Maximum check outs 5
  • 4. 3M Cloud Library (continued) • Able to place holds • Maximum number of holds 5 • eBooks can be returned early • Librarians arrange books on shelves in categories of our choosing • Patrons can request titles for Library to purchase from 3M’s collection • Has its own eReader • Discovery terminal
  • 5. Axis 360 • Blio, (the app Axis 360 uses), is the first reader to be 100% ADA compliant • Titles are ordered through Baker & Taylor’s Title Source 3 • Patrons can write reviews • Reports are easily accessible
  • 6. eRead Illinois Project •$985,219 grant from Secretary of State • Axis 360 for RAILS members & IHLS nonShare members •3M Cloud for IHLS Share members •Grant includes research into a selfhosted model, training, list of free eBook resources, a website, and assistance to libraries in promoting project
  • 7. OneClickdigital • The annual subscription cost is $3100 • Our annual budget for the books $3100 • We purchased a core collection one price, one collection • Content is licensed • MARC records are in our public catalogs and they show up as “Recorded Books”
  • 8. BookBub • eBooks only • Free daily email for eBook lovers • Sign up with email to receive daily alert of former bestsellers and new releases that are temporarily offered for free or deeply discounted • Over 1 million subscribers
  • 9. ComicsPlus Library Edition • Streaming graphic novels and comics for all ages •Simultaneous access • Titles check out for 7 days • 10,000+ titles • Pay per use • Cost to library: • 50 cents/graphic novel • 10 cent/comic •Apps in the pipeline for Android and iOS •No MARC records
  • 10. Freading • eBooks only • Simultaneous access • 30,000 + titles automatically •No collection development required • Pay per use model • Cost to library one time $150 platform fee + $0.50/token • No “Big Six” • MARC records
  • 11. EBSCO eBooks & eAudio Anyone using yet? • Ownership and subscription models • Simultaneous access • eBook Children & Young Adult Collection • Popular Genre Audiobook Collections • eBook general reference • MARC records
  • 12. Amazing eBook Race Q & A “rules” 1 Write down a question 2 4 Catch ball Throw ball to someone else 3 5 Ask your question & receive answer Pick out prize!