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  • 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. ebooks and academic libraries: some negatives, some positives, and some potential Barbara Fister
  • 3. Websites Hacking the Academy – Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence – scence/ National Academies Press – Digital Culture Books
  • 4. Photo Credits annotated page - cobra libre desk - Tim Riley no signal - bennylin0724 caution - trpnblies7 lock - Bob.Fornal Unlocked – jimmysmith students studying - UBC Library Graphics stencil –
  • 5. Barbara Fister
  • 6. Eli Neiburger Associate Director for IT and Production Ann Arbor District Library Libraries at the Tipping Point: How eBooks Impact Libraries
  • 7. Libraries are screwed.
  • 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. Libraries have been through this before.
  • 10. How have other outmoded technologies fared?
  • 11. So, what might the future hold for the codex... and the ebook?
  • 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. Will books go the way of Candles, or the Gaslamp?
  • 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. ...but here’s the real problem:
  • 16. The value of library collections are rooted in the worth of a local copy.
  • 17. local copy
  • 18. local copy
  • 19. local copy
  • 20. We’re so screwed.
  • 21. We’re so screwed. Unless...
  • 22. Back to roots: Libraries provide access to the content of the community, not content for the community
  • 23. The 20th Century Library brought the world to its community;
  • 24. The 21st Century Library brings its community to the world.
  • 25. or...
  • 26. Kindle for Libraries It‟s just like the pony you never got!
  • 27. It’s already done tipped.
  • 28. Circulating Collections are an outmoded technology.
  • 29. Bonus Answers Liberal Memorial Library Liberal, Kansas Wallace Stegner Adlai Stevenson New Alexandria Library, Egypt
  • 30. dub.jpg?w=500&h=395 recipes.jpg Image Credits
  • 31. teak/cimg5149-book-rose-and-candle-on-teak-q75-1024x768.jpg reader.jpg ipad-angry.jpg More Image Credits
  • 32. PSJ+Hypermedia+Library+@+Bandar+Puteri+Puchong+5.jpg yearbooks.JPG 00/Harry+Potter+spell.+Photograph+-++Frank+May+-EPA.jpg content/uploads/2010/03/negotiate.jpg Still More Image Credits
  • 33. Thanks for listening! Good luck! Eli is @ulotrichous on Twitter Eli‟s avatar furnished by R Stevens of Easthampton
  • 34. Question and Answer Brian Kenney Steve Potash Eli Neiburger Barbara Fister
  • 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.