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  • 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
  • Items stay in carts for 30 minutes
  • 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


  • 1. Kindles, Kobos, and Nooks, oh my!
    Robin Beerbower, Stephanie Chase, Abigail Elder
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. e-book vs. e-reader
  • 4. Today’s menu
    E-readers: the reader experience
    Devices current and future
    Petting zoo
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  • 16. Finding a title
  • 17. Add to Cart
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  • 19. Confirm Download
  • 20. Your library book on Amazon
  • 21. Wi-fi or USB Transfer
  • 22. Get Help with Library eBooks
  • 23. Software
    Most use Adobe Digital Editions
    Mobile devices Apps
    Overdrive Media Console
    Kindle software & Apps
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Devices and the Future of e-books
  • 26. King County Device Help
  • 27. King County Help Pages
  • 28. 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
  • 29. Nooks, iPads, and Kobos, oh my!
    Thank you!
    Robin Beerbower @robinsbooks
    Stephanie Chase @acornsandnuts
    Abigail Elder @eldera
    Annie Lewis alewis@ci.tualatin.or.us
    Abigail Elder aelder@ci.tualatin.or.us