First e-readerwastheRocketbook. Cost $500, short batterylife and couldn’tberead in directsunlight. Today’sereaders use E-Inktechnology, which looks more liketheprinted page and uses verylittlepower.
An electronic book (also eBook, e-book, digital book) Publication in digital form, consisting of: Text, images, or bothProduced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices.Gardiner, Eileen and Ronald G. Musto. “The Electronic Book.” In Suarez, Michael Felix, and H. R. Woudhuysen. The Oxford Companion to the Book.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, p. 164.
For-profit private company Founded in 1986, started offering digital content to libraries in 2002Has the rights to 650,000 titles from 1000 publishers (video, ebook, audio, classical music)Serves 15,000 libraries, schools and universities
Total Copies 1Available 1 SampleAvailable for kindle/kindle appsAdobe EpubebookAdobe PDF eBook
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You must download software to their computer or mobile device in order to use Library2Go. The software is where they access the titles they download.Overdrive Media Console (OMC) is necessary for using downloaded audiobooks and videos. Adobe Digital Editions supports multiple devices including the Nook, Kobo, iRiver Story HD, Sony Reader and many more.Miller, Mathew. “Google Android Showdown: Battle of the eReader Apps”. Retreived from: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/cell-phones/google-android-showdown-battle-of-the-eReader-apps/4090. August 13, 2011.Library eBooks Software information:It is not necessary to have the Overdrive Media Console if a patron only wants to use eBooks.Adobe Digital Editions is necessary for using eBooks on a computer. An Adobe ID is necessary for computer and mobile users, but mobile users only need to download the OMC app. The Overdrive Media Console app is necessary for mobile users:•iPhone/iPad/iTouch–app handles ePUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks•Android –app handles ePUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks•BlackBerry –app handles MP3 audiobooks(no eBooks yet)•Windows Mobile –app handles MP3 & WMA (audiobooks) and WMV videos (no eBooks yet)The mobile website come up automatically on mobile devices. The site differs from the regular website in several ways:•Only displays content usable by the device•No advanced search feature•No links to “available titles” like on the regular site•No way to change default lending period from mobile site•Checkout limited to default –cannot change on title by title basis•Cannot return eBooks early if not transferred from a computer
The eBook phenomenon<br />Officially invented in 1971<br />First e-reader introduced in 1998<br />Amazon introduced the Kindle in 2007<br />“eBook ownership doubles in six months” <br />– Pew Internet Project<br />Percent of adults who own an e-reader<br />November 2010: 6% <br />May 2011: 12% <br />Purcell, Kristin. (2011) “eBook ownership doubles in six months” retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets.aspx August 12, 2011.<br />
Get Help with Library eBooks<br />http://library2go.lib.overdrive.com/C9C46195-7616-4B1D-ADB5-59CEC74A42A1/10/397/en/Default.htm<br />
Software<br />E-readers<br />Most use Adobe Digital Editions<br />Mobile devices Apps<br />Overdrive Media Console<br />Kindle software & Apps<br />
e-book concerns<br />Amazon concerns<br />Amazon collects data on patron checkouts<br />Pitches other books you might want to buy<br />Who owns the ebooks/contract disputes<br />OverDrive raising prices to consortiums<br />Publishers seeking to limit life of digital items<br />What’s the appetite for e-books?<br />Unknown how many readers have been sold<br />How much should libraries budget for e-books<br />How to incorporate into collection development plans<br />
Future of e-books in libraries<br />Competitors to OverDrive<br />Direct negotiations with publishers<br />Cloud storage <br />Integrating e-books into library catalogs<br />Circulating readers<br />E-books as a supplement to Interlibrary Loan<br />