STALKING THE WILD E-BOOK:HELPING ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC PATRONS BAG E- CONTENTSuzanne Reymer & Jan ZauhaMontana State LibraryMontana State UniversityLibrary
E-Content Consumption Devices
Public Library E-Content Providers
Consumer E-Content Providers
Are we ready for multimediaand interactive e-content?
And what does all this mean for your library? • Public Libraries • Collection management – how much should we be spending on e-content vs. other print, video, audio, etc.? • Digital divide – how do we meet the needs of the device have nots? Buying and circulating e-reader devices? • Licensing/DRM issues – who owns the content? • Staff vs. patron knowledge and comfort level
And what does all this mean for your library? • Academic Libraries • Collection expectations • Tech issues • Knowledge gaps • Interpretive community/ classroom impact • Text/content and information literacy • Campus use • Partner libraries
Commonalities• Budget• Knowledge• Time• Demand• Training
What are YOU doing?1. How do you find out what devices your patrons/students are using?2. How are you meeting their collection needs?3. Are you collaborating to make e-books more affordable and accessible? With whom and how?4. How much technical help are you prepared to give your patrons/students?5. What training does your staff need and how are you helping them?6. Successes?7. Continuing challenges?
What can we do for each other?• Things to try?• Things to think about?• Ways to collaborate?• Best practices?