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E Books At Brock
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E Books At Brock
E Books At Brock
E Books At Brock
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E Books At Brock
E Books At Brock
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E Books At Brock

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Created for the Fall 2009 Faculty Workshops at Brock University.

Created for the Fall 2009 Faculty Workshops at Brock University.

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  • 1. Monica Rettig Liaison Librarian December 8, 2009 The Latest Model: eBooks at Brock Faculty Workshops
  • 2. What an eBook isn’t.
  • 3. <ul><li>What an eBook is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text or monograph available in electronic format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born digital, or the product of digitization </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. The challenge in talking about eBooks…
  • 5. <ul><li>What an eBook is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text or monograph available in electronic format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born digital, or the product of digitization </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>What an eBook is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text or monograph available in electronic format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born digital, or the product of digitization </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. &nbsp;
  • 8. <ul><li>What an eBook is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text or monograph available in electronic format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born digital, or the product of digitization </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Advanced options with ebrary </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>What an eBook is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text or monograph available in electronic format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born digital, or the product of digitization </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>eBooks? </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishers: Reduce costs (printing, distribution) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space saving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote &amp; instant access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never lost, stolen, damaged or overdue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple users ( sometimes ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage statistics </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>eBooks? </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfamiliar and new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low market penetration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No uniform standards </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>eBooks? </li></ul><ul><li>????? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less expensive? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not yet appropriate for reading entire books ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User preference? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues related to discipline? </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. &nbsp;
  • 15. <ul><li>Sharing eBooks </li></ul><ul><li>Submit to Course Reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Add to Sakai </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two options: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to the entry in the Brock Library catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link directly to eBook **Use “Copy Link Location” </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Thank you. Contact: Monica Rettig [email_address] Discussion eBooks in your discipline? Are eBooks reaching the tipping point?

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