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[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
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[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
[Why] Ebooks
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[Why] Ebooks

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A presentation to UNM librarians to consider if ebooks are valuable and what kinds of collections might be good additions.

A presentation to UNM librarians to consider if ebooks are valuable and what kinds of collections might be good additions.

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  • We should emphasize the BOOK in ebooks.
  • Why are ebooks a valuable addition to the library collection.
  • They are accessible to library users who are far away.
  • They are accessible to library users whenever they are needed.
  • They save the library space and allow the collection to grow.
  • They provide new methods of discovering information and saving it.
  • Interest in ebooks is growing because of the release of new reader devices like the Kindle and the Sony Reader
  • Ebooks are at least as popular as Madonna (according to Google Trends).
  • Students often use ebooks when they are available.
  • The University of Texas found ebooks to be a good value for the library collection.
  • What are ebooks?
  • It’s complicated.
  • This is a matrix I made to illustrate the different aspects of “ebookness.”
  • Libraries usually offer ebooks through a web-based platform. There are many different ebook platforms.
  • Ebrary is one of the platforms that is available to UNM.
  • Ebrary hosts the archive of American Libraries.
  • There are various tools available on the Ebrary platform.
  • Tools include external resources like dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Ebrary is available in various collections.
  • Collections
  • EBL is another ebook platform.
  • It has an advanced search interface.
  • A search results page.
  • The contents of a particular book.
  • Paging through the book.
  • Printing
  • Downloading to a mobile device.
  • Using an EBL book with Adobe Digital Editions.
  • What questions do we need to ask before we license an ebook collection?
  • Should we purchase books outright or lease and rent them?
  • Is mobility and downloading important?
  • Do we want to pay a flat fee or by the use?
  • Are packages useful?
  • Could we mix and match various approaches.
  • More questions?
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