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eReaders and Public    Librariesa GRC presentation by Sarah Felkar     July 12, 2012, NCB 293
Outline•What are they?•How do they work?•Why are we interested?•What are Public Libraries doing?•What could they be doing?...
What are eReaders?
How do they work?from: E-Ink Technology: http://www.eink.com/technology.html
Why are we interested?
What are Public Libraries doing?
WVML Kindle & Packaging
WVML eBook & eReader Wiki
Kitchener PLs eReader Help Centrehttp://www.kpl.org/ebranch/download-help.html
LPL Gadget Event
Terrace PL Download station
Library Live (LiLi) from FVRLFrom: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/library-services/meet-the-bookless-mobile/
Origin Instruments, Pagebot: http://www.orin.com/access/pagebot/
Other Activities•Lending other eReaders and tablets•Information Sessions•All day petting zoo open houses•Instructional Vid...
What could we be doing?•Use eReaders as a tool for facilitating ILL•Reluctant readers•Language Learning•Document Delivery•...
How can this help you?•Digital Literacy skills    o Know how to use    o Know where to find help    o Learn tricks to help...
What else would you like to         know?
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Ereaders and Public Libraries GRC

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July 12, 2012 presentation on eReaders in Public Libraries. Includes a bit about how eInk works as well as what uses eReaders are and could be put to in public libraries.

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  • show outline,  talk about how  this 1st half will concentrate on hands on with a bit of discussion. The second half will look at some examples and hopefully stimulate some ideas of their own.   Ask- what are you interested in? What are your experiences?
  • What makes an eReader -pass out ereaders give basic intro on their functionality     /Kobo/Kindle/Sony/   single purpose devices - read books / papers   Tablets & LCD Why choose what? Battery life needs Primary reading location Age of user Primary purpose of the device
  • Screens that function in bright light, in natural light even, and batteries that last for weeks. There are tiny microcapsules that have positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles. They are suspended in fluid, and when a charge is applied they arrange themselves into words and phrases. Uses 50 to 100 times less power than a light bulb. Therefore the battery lasts much longer. How do they work:
  • we already made library eBooks and eAudiobooks available through Overdrive for our patrons, and eReaders seemed like another way to give our patrons an opportunity to try out a new technology without purchasing anything. We also wanted to send a message - to our patrons and to our staff - that ebooks were part of the library landscape and something we were prepared to work with.
  • We have zippered cases with barcodes and RFID tags, a contents list and basic borrower agreement.  Inside there is the cord, customized basic instructions, user survey and of course, the device in its case.  The RFID tag is purely cosmetic because metallic items cannot be read by RFID. Ontario Public Libraries with eReader Lending Programs: - 3 Kobos at Brockville: http://www.brockvillelibrary.ca/ereader-loans.htm -Oakville Public Library Also Edmonton (http://www.epl.ca/ereader), Port Moody
  • Bookless-mobile - Library Live (LiLi) at the Fraser Valley Regional Library features a tv, xbox, a gadget bar, laptops (3G wireless) - part of a community librarian’s initiative (going out into the community to serve the under-served) http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/library-services/meet-the-bookless-mobile/#_
  • Many public libraries, academic, school and special libraries are looking at the uses and applicaitons of eReaders and tablets in their own organizations. There are many opportunities for connecting with our communities as well.
  • Many library staff on the front lines, will be expected to recognize what the devices are and at the very least direct patrons to the information they need librarians for the most part will be excepted to know how to navigate the devices and know what the compatible  
  • questions? what other related topics interest you?
  • Transcript of "Ereaders and Public Libraries GRC"

    1. 1. eReaders and Public Librariesa GRC presentation by Sarah Felkar July 12, 2012, NCB 293
    2. 2. Outline•What are they?•How do they work?•Why are we interested?•What are Public Libraries doing?•What could they be doing?•How can this help you?
    3. 3. What are eReaders?
    4. 4. How do they work?from: E-Ink Technology: http://www.eink.com/technology.html
    5. 5. Why are we interested?
    6. 6. What are Public Libraries doing?
    7. 7. WVML Kindle & Packaging
    8. 8. WVML eBook & eReader Wiki
    9. 9. Kitchener PLs eReader Help Centrehttp://www.kpl.org/ebranch/download-help.html
    10. 10. LPL Gadget Event
    11. 11. Terrace PL Download station
    12. 12. Library Live (LiLi) from FVRLFrom: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/library-services/meet-the-bookless-mobile/
    13. 13. Origin Instruments, Pagebot: http://www.orin.com/access/pagebot/
    14. 14. Other Activities•Lending other eReaders and tablets•Information Sessions•All day petting zoo open houses•Instructional Videos•Information Sheets
    15. 15. What could we be doing?•Use eReaders as a tool for facilitating ILL•Reluctant readers•Language Learning•Document Delivery•Storytime?
    16. 16. How can this help you?•Digital Literacy skills o Know how to use o Know where to find help o Learn tricks to help you later onFor those with research in mind:•Adoption rates•Usage Patterns•Usability and Accessibility
    17. 17. What else would you like to know?
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