What’s a Library to do with Ebooks?

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  • Design and marketing aimed directly at the user and his/her device…
  • Cliff Lynch The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World, http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/864/773
  • And keep current!! As options changeDescribe 1st patron driven experience
  • eBraryOCLC & Ingram partner for interlibrary loans for e-books in MyiLibrary through WorldCat Resource Sharing & ILLiadHathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
  • What’s a Library to do with Ebooks?

    1. 1. What’s a Library to do with Ebooks?Drawing some lines in the (quick)sand<br />CLA webinar<br />April 21, 2011 Martha Hruska<br />
    2. 2. Today’s Overview<br />What we’re good at<br />What are ebooks?<br />Inserting Library values in the mix<br />Experiment, play, stay in the fray<br />
    3. 3. What we’re good at<br />Selection<br />Collection<br />Organization<br />Intermediation: Facilitating Discovery<br />Sharing<br />Preservation<br />
    4. 4. We’re good at… but now:<br />Managing the large collection for community use<br />Acquiring books when they’re available for the community’s benefit<br />Storing all these books for potential use and the cultural legacy<br />There’s Amazon and Google and …<br />Smartphones and Kindles<br />Can easily hold personal libraries <br />Easy personal access to information<br />What is the role of a library?<br />
    5. 5. What are ebooks?<br />Digital versions of books, complete with page flips<br />Books plus enhancements? Links? Notation support?<br />Content vs. Platforms<br />Access Issues<br />All the many flavors and still in flux<br />
    6. 6. Whatever they are… they are popular<br />UCSD 512,804 ebooks 2009/10 and growing<br />Sales up 202% Feb 2011 over Feb 2010<br />53% Libraries surveyed by Duke University Press have increased budget for ebooks from 2010 to 2011<br />
    7. 7. Lots to explain...<br />http://ucsd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=157286<br />
    8. 8. Inserting Library values in the mix<br />Sharing: Circulation & ILL<br />Fair use<br />Preserving the cultural legacy<br />Standards?!!<br />Version control and citation management<br />
    9. 9. From University Press eBook Options: Research Project Process and Outcomes<br />October Ivins, Informed Strategies. ARL Member Meeting, April 30, 2010 http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/mm10sp-ivins.pdf<br />
    10. 10. UC Libraries Statement on E-Book Access in Libraries<br />As the UC Libraries explore options for the increased acquisition of e-books, we reaffirm the importance of fair use and equitable access to information, the principles on which all libraries stand. As we work to define suitable e-book licensing terms and models which reflect these principles, we have been struck by the highly restrictive terms under which HarperCollins is making its e-books available to libraries. We’ve also been dismayed by the policies of other publishers that do not allow libraries to make their content widely available to readers in digital formats. The UC Libraries join with the American Library Association and our public library colleagues in deploring such restrictive policies. In this complex digital arena now taking shape, we are in critical need of business practices that support the role of libraries as core democratic and educational institutions. We urge all publishers to develop e-book licensing policies that recognize and actively support the essential role that all libraries play in advancing knowledge, promoting civil discourse and fostering an informed citizenry.<br />
    11. 11. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/cdsc/ebooks<br />
    12. 12. Users Rights: from a librarian’s perspective<br />
    13. 13. eBook models<br />Eric Helman’seBook Carrots for Libraries<br />Durability: ePub and PDFs without DRM<br />‘Pretend it’s Print’<br />eBook rentals without DRM<br />Lots of buzz just yesterday about Amazon's plans for library lending of Kindle books. See their Press Release.<br />And now this post suggesting the ability to whispersync your own notes from a library checkout as the clincher for Amazon. Kindle Library Lending: ePub Is Dead<br />
    14. 14. Experiment!!<br />Adding ebooks from CIPA<br />Connecting writers & readers<br />Purchase & ‘pretend it’s a print book’<br />Red Rocks Community College & Douglas County libraries plan to launch click-through links so interested patrons can purchase an e-book title from the catalog record.<br />
    15. 15. Experiment, negotiate, stay in the fray<br />Demand Driven Acquisitions<br />Expose everything? Or everything you’re prepared to buy<br />Pay for uses… purchase what gets used enough<br />Print on Demand<br />Espresso machines<br />Through publishers<br />Open Library<br />Hathi<br />PDF’s and eBrary’sDASH<br />
    16. 16. Questions?<br />Thank you!<br />

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