Kindles, Kobos, and Nooks, oh my! Robin Beerbower, Stephanie Chase, Abigail Elder
The eBook phenomenon Officially invented in 1971 First e-reader introduced in 1998 Amazon introduced the Kindle in 2007 “eBook ownership doubles in six months” – Pew Internet Project Percent of adults who own an e-reader November 2010: 6% May 2011: 12% 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.
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Software E-readers Most use Adobe Digital Editions Mobile devices Apps Overdrive Media Console Kindle software & Apps
e-book concerns Amazon concerns Amazon collects data on patron checkouts Pitches other books you might want to buy Who owns the ebooks/contract disputes OverDrive raising prices to consortiums Publishers seeking to limit life of digital items What’s the appetite for e-books? Unknown how many readers have been sold How much should libraries budget for e-books How to incorporate into collection development plans
Future of e-books in libraries Competitors to OverDrive Direct negotiations with publishers Cloud storage Integrating e-books into library catalogs Circulating readers E-books as a supplement to Interlibrary Loan
Nooks, iPads, and Kobos, oh my! Thank you! Robin Beerbower @robinsbooks Stephanie Chase @acornsandnuts Abigail Elder @eldera Annie Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org Abigail Elder email@example.com