Brian Kenney is the editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. For much
of his career he worked as ...
ebooks and academic libraries:
some negatives, some positives,
and some potential
Barbara Fister
Websites
Hacking the Academy –
http://hackingtheacademy.org/
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence –
http://mediacomm...
Photo Credits
annotated page - cobra libre
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra/5465955/
desk - Tim Riley
http://www.flickr....
Barbara Fister
https://gustavus.edu/profiles/fister
fister@gustavus.edu
Eli Neiburger
Associate Director for
IT and Production
Ann Arbor District Library
Libraries at the Tipping Point:
How eBoo...
Libraries are
screwed.
Then, the format changed, like it had
so many times before, a wave
passing through society, changing
everything it touched...
Libraries have
been through
this before.
How have
other outmoded
technologies
fared?
So,
what might the
future hold for
the codex...
and the ebook?
“He‟s one bad mother...”
“Shut your mouth,” several
women interjected.
“But, I‟m only talking about
Shaft,” he replied.
“T...
Will books go the way
of Candles, or the
Gaslamp?
“He‟s one bad
mother...”
“Shut your mouth,”
several women
interjected.
“But, I‟m only talking
about Shaft,” he
replied.
“T...
...but here’s the
real problem:
The value of
library collections
are rooted in
the worth of
a local copy.
local copy
local copy
local copy
We’re so screwed.
We’re so screwed.
Unless...
Back to roots:
Libraries provide
access to the content
of the community, not
content for the
community
The
20th Century
Library brought
the world to its
community;
The
21st Century
Library brings
its community
to the world.
or...
Kindle
for
Libraries
It‟s just like
the pony you
never got!
It’s already
done tipped.
Circulating
Collections
are an outmoded
technology.
Bonus Answers
Liberal Memorial Library
Liberal, Kansas
Wallace Stegner
Adlai Stevenson New Alexandria Library, Egypt
http://www.bongaerts.be/images/icon_book1.gif
http://www.phxiron.com/images/Products/One%20Way%20Lag%20Screw.jpg
http://ww...
http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/movie/yugioh/yu_gi_oh_3.jpg
https://www.vulcanlighting.com/gaslight_history/lamp%2...
http://dulemba.com/Blogstuff/ColoringPageTuesdays/SaveLibrary-big.jpg
http://gadgetsteria.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/p...
Thanks for
listening!
Good luck!
Eli is @ulotrichous on Twitter
Eli‟s avatar furnished by
R Stevens of Easthampton
Question and Answer
Brian
Kenney
Steve
Potash
Eli
Neiburger
Barbara
Fister
Thank you for attending
The Tipping Point webcast.
The archive of this webcast will be available
for on-demand viewing fro...
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  1. 1. Brian Kenney is the editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. For much of his career he worked as a librarian at various institutions, including the Brooklyn Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Barbara Fister writes about issues in scholarly publishing, the promise of open access, and the future of libraries in the weekly Peer to Peer Review column for Library Journal„s Academic Newswire. She is also a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, a contributor to ACRLog, and an author of crime fiction. Her latest mystery, Through the Cracks, was published by Minotaur Books in May. Eli Neiburger is a lifelong gamer and the Associate Director for IT and Production at the Ann Arbor District Library, MI. His book, Gamers… in the LIBRARY?! was published in 2007; he is currently working on Did you Reboot IT?! Inside and Beyond the Library—I.T. Culture Wars. Neiburger writes a column about gaming and library futures for Digitale Bibliotheek. Steve Potash is President and CEO of OverDrive, Inc., a digital media company he founded in 1986. Under his leadership, OverDrive has become a leading digital distributor for hundreds of leading publishers and content suppliers in the U.S. and abroad. OverDrive distributes over 300,000 premium eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos to a global network of over 11,000 libraries, schools and retailers.
  2. 2. ebooks and academic libraries: some negatives, some positives, and some potential Barbara Fister
  3. 3. Websites Hacking the Academy – http://hackingtheacademy.org/ Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence – http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/plannedobsole scence/ National Academies Press – http://nap.edu/ Digital Culture Books http://www.digitalculture.org/
  4. 4. Photo Credits annotated page - cobra libre http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra/5465955/ desk - Tim Riley http://www.flickr.com/photos/timriley/129202169/ no signal - bennylin0724 http://www.flickr.com/photos/benny_lin/634013739/ caution - trpnblies7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/trpnblies7/1269213367 lock - Bob.Fornal http://www.flickr.com/photos/fornal/1331143849/ Unlocked – jimmysmith http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmysmith/147817892/ students studying - UBC Library Graphics http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubclibrary/405956197/ stencil – forteller.ipernity.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/forteller/72565075
  5. 5. Barbara Fister https://gustavus.edu/profiles/fister fister@gustavus.edu
  6. 6. Eli Neiburger Associate Director for IT and Production Ann Arbor District Library Libraries at the Tipping Point: How eBooks Impact Libraries
  7. 7. Libraries are screwed.
  8. 8. Then, the format changed, like it had so many times before, a wave passing through society, changing everything it touched just like the codex had so many years ago. But this time. something was fundamentally, hauntingly different. The age of Licenses had begun.
  9. 9. Libraries have been through this before.
  10. 10. How have other outmoded technologies fared?
  11. 11. So, what might the future hold for the codex... and the ebook?
  12. 12. “He‟s one bad mother...” “Shut your mouth,” several women interjected. “But, I‟m only talking about Shaft,” he replied. “Then, we can dig it.”
  13. 13. Will books go the way of Candles, or the Gaslamp?
  14. 14. “He‟s one bad mother...” “Shut your mouth,” several women interjected. “But, I‟m only talking about Shaft,” he replied. “Then, we can dig it.”
  15. 15. ...but here’s the real problem:
  16. 16. The value of library collections are rooted in the worth of a local copy.
  17. 17. local copy
  18. 18. local copy
  19. 19. local copy
  20. 20. We’re so screwed.
  21. 21. We’re so screwed. Unless...
  22. 22. Back to roots: Libraries provide access to the content of the community, not content for the community
  23. 23. The 20th Century Library brought the world to its community;
  24. 24. The 21st Century Library brings its community to the world.
  25. 25. or...
  26. 26. Kindle for Libraries It‟s just like the pony you never got!
  27. 27. It’s already done tipped.
  28. 28. Circulating Collections are an outmoded technology.
  29. 29. Bonus Answers Liberal Memorial Library Liberal, Kansas Wallace Stegner Adlai Stevenson New Alexandria Library, Egypt
  30. 30. http://www.bongaerts.be/images/icon_book1.gif http://www.phxiron.com/images/Products/One%20Way%20Lag%20Screw.jpg http://www.mathpirate.net/log/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Laserdisc.jpg http://dimpost.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/trinity-college-library- dub.jpg?w=500&h=395 http://www.flickr.com/photos/liberalmemoriallibrary/3082484361/sizes/m/ http://www.library.yale.edu/neareast/exhibitions/food/images/C-YBC%204644- recipes.jpg http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.11141376.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/31070478@N04/3174521823/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_whatsit/2779276388/ http://thehowtogal.blogspot.com/2009/11/vinyl-records-never-go-out-of-style.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppad/318206133/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hildgrim/4811794099/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/2314647877/ http://www.sweetwater.com/images/closeup/xl/1600-CDRgibson100_disc.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/robbrooks/3301758539/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/roblee/1809706296/ http://goughswholesale.com/zencart/images/large/33079b.jpg http://www.bigtravelweb.com/images/whale_watching_l.JPG Image Credits
  31. 31. http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/movie/yugioh/yu_gi_oh_3.jpg https://www.vulcanlighting.com/gaslight_history/lamp%20Lighter.bmp http://www.flickr.com/photos/morgnar/3918639702/ http://www.disneydreaming.com/2010/01/17/walt-disney-worlds-magic-kingdom-street-lamp-facts/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metal_movable_type_edit.jpg http://www2.semo.edu/regionalhist/images/Gutenberg.jpg http://www.thegoldbrick.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/printing-press.jpg http://www.epa.gov/dfe/images/flex-case1-image/press.gif http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7188923-0-large.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/2621358221/ http://www.kued.org/uploads/photos/553-332_portrait_w__typewriter0FD3WEB.jpg http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/PopularScience/2-1932/type_toilet_case.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/1585255/sizes/o/ http://www.fromoldbooks.org/pictures-of-old-books/pages/cimg5149-book-rose-and-candle-on- teak/cimg5149-book-rose-and-candle-on-teak-q75-1024x768.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Heatpipe_tunnel_copenhagen_2009.jpg http://www.corbisimages.com/images/67/209C44C0-982D-4D3D-B62D-DA615AD55DA6/U1216396.jpg http://www.laud.no/la6nca/staaland/staa23.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/Dust_jacket.jpg http://www.skaryguyvideo.com/shaft8.jpg http://www.electronicreading.eu/images/hanvon-n516-de-goedkoopste-ereader.jpg http://ebookreadersreview.leverageworks.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/irex-iliad-ebook- reader.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8MVtul4lOt8/TGq9KzGoNJI/AAAAAAAAANI/5hUKvkZV0o8/s1600/500x_apple- ipad-angry.jpg More Image Credits
  32. 32. http://dulemba.com/Blogstuff/ColoringPageTuesdays/SaveLibrary-big.jpg http://gadgetsteria.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pile-o-cellphones.jpg http://www.freedownloadmanager.com/images/logo01.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dLT98yu4SB8/TE0_ApzCzPI/AAAAAAAAEik/XYPiXIsuCpU/s1600/M PSJ+Hypermedia+Library+@+Bandar+Puteri+Puchong+5.jpg http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/left-field/Travel-Agency.jpg http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/library-closed.jpg http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/jdo0090l.jpg http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.78718716.jpg http://www.richard-j-field.com/johnny_automatic_worried_about_a_bill.png http://francescobaldisserri.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/800px-long_tail_svg.png http://therepublicofless.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/library-alexandria-roof.jpg http://www.walsworthyearbooks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Natrona-old- yearbooks.JPG http://www.freeclipartnow.com/d/11246-1/library-book-cart.jpg http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/img/teen-audio.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oYWWBxuA2MU/S7N42JsWCbI/AAAAAAAAddw/mhaN3Wdv5lk/s1 00/Harry+Potter+spell.+Photograph+-++Frank+May+-EPA.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/53/134406718_b31d61b62d_z.jpg http://www.dianeg-realestate.com/wp- content/uploads/2010/03/negotiate.jpghttp://www.noiselabs.com/blog/images/bizzaroworld.jpg http://www.eff.org/files/clickwrap_trans.png http://wakeupfreakout.org/tippingpointahead-sign-ready.png http://people.whitman.edu/~yancey/sunset06.JPG Still More Image Credits
  33. 33. Thanks for listening! Good luck! Eli is @ulotrichous on Twitter Eli‟s avatar furnished by R Stevens of Easthampton
  34. 34. Question and Answer Brian Kenney Steve Potash Eli Neiburger Barbara Fister
  35. 35. Thank you for attending The Tipping Point webcast. The archive of this webcast will be available for on-demand viewing from October 1 through December 31.
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