Introductions • Experience with e-‐readers/social media/security • Does your library lend e-‐readers? • Does your library allow social media on their public access machines? • Do you own an e-‐reader?
What is your comfort level now with E-‐books and E-‐readers? • Not comfortable at all? • Somewhat familiar? • Very familiar?
Pew -‐-‐ By the Numbers • 12% of Americans who read e-‐books say they have borrowed an e-‐book from a library in the past year • 75% of libraries in America loan e-‐books • 48% of e-‐book readers and 53% of tablet owners say they do not know if their libraries lend e-‐books or not
Who created the Mirst e-‐book? In what year? Bonus: Where?
A Brief History of E-‐Books • 1971 Michael S. Hart creates the ﬁrst e-‐book by typing the Declara1on of Independence into a computer.
Project Gutenberg • Volunteer eﬀort to digi1ze and archive cultural works, to encourage the crea1on and distribu1on of e-‐ books.
Project Gutenberg • July 2012 40,000 items • Free, long las1ng, open formats (plain text) • Other formats HTML, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, Plucker
What year did libraries begin providing free “e-‐books” to the public?
Early Adopter Libraries • 1998 Libraries began oﬀering free e-‐books to the public. • Only available through websites. • Books were scholarly, technical, or professional. • Could not be downloaded. • NetLibrary began in 1998.
What year did libraries begin offering downloadable popular Miction and nonMiction e-‐books to the public?
History of E-‐Books • In 2003 libraries began oﬀering downloadable popular ﬁc1on and nonﬁc1on e-‐books to the public. • In 2009 dedicated readers became available such as Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. • In 2010 the iPad became available.
The Tipping Point • In 2010 66% of US public libraries were oﬀering downloadable e-‐books. • In July 2010 Amazon reported e-‐books outsold hardcover books for the ﬁrst 1me ever. 140 e-‐books to every 100 hardcover books. • In January 2011 Amazon reported e-‐books outsold paperback books.
Advantages • What do you and your users like most about e-‐books?
Challenges? • What aspects of e-‐books are diﬃcult to work with?
Use of Digital Content. Upon your download of Digital Contentand payment of any applicable fees (including applicable taxes),the Content Provider grants you a non-exclusive right to view,use, and display such Digital Content an unlimited number oftimes, solely on the Kindle or a Reading Application or asotherwise permitted as part of the Service, solely on thenumber of Kindles or Other Devices specified in the KindleStore, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use. DigitalContent is licensed, not sold, to you by theContent Provider. The Content Provider may includeadditional terms for use within its Digital Content. Those terms willalso apply, but this Agreement will govern in the event of aconflict. Some Digital Content, such as Periodicals, may not beavailable to you through Reading Applications.
Information Received. The Software will provide Amazon withdata about your Kindle and its interaction with the Service (suchas available memory, up-time, log files, and signal strength). TheSoftware will also provide Amazon with information related to theDigital Content on your Kindle and Other Devices and your use ofit (such as last page read and content archiving). Annotations,bookmarks, notes, highlights, or similar markings you makeusing your Kindle or Reading Application and otherinformation you provide may be stored on servers that arelocated outside the country in which you live. Any informationwe receive is subject to the Amazon.com privacy notice located atwww.amazon.com/privacy.
Limitations. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, you maynot sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense, orotherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content or anyportion of it to any third party, and you may not remove ormodify any proprietary notices or labels on the Digital Content. Inaddition, you may not bypass, modify, defeat, or circumventsecurity features that protect the Digital Content.Changes to Service. We may modify, suspend, or discontinuethe Service, in whole or in part, at any time.
What does DRM mean, and how will it affect my NOOK Book ownership?Digital Rights Management (DRM) is used to ensure that a specific copy of aNOOK Book is owned by one owner, and is not just given away. This ensuresthat copyright laws are respected and that authors and publishers are fairlycompensated.DRM means that when you buy a NOOK Book from your NOOK or fromBN.com, you own that copy forever, unless you delete it from your onlinedigital library. You can read it, but others cannot read it.Because the NOOK Book is in your online digital library, you can open yourcopy from any of the supported NOOK app platforms registered underthe same B&N account.You can also lend a NOOK Book one time for up to 14 days. When you lendthe NOOK Book, you also lend your digital rights, so you cannot read thebook while the lending offer is pending and while the book is on loan.
Resources for Free E-‐Books Image Source: http://www.ericdoeringer.com/FreeBooks.html
Project Gutenburg • Access: hfp://www.gutenberg.org/ • Total 1tles: Over 100,000 free e-‐books • MARC Records available: • hfp://bit.ly/k75joB • Devices: 33,000 1tles for use with ipad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iphone, Nook and others • Mobile reader device “How To:” • hfp://bit.ly/7aiFnZ
Google Books/e-‐books/Magazines • hfp://books.google.com/ • Thousands of books for purchase, many public domain books for use • hfp://books.google.com/ebooks • Thousands of books for purchase • Some books for devices • Many free books available • Supported devices/plalorms: • iOS (iphone, ipad), Nook, Sony, Android
E-Ink• Display technology that mimics paper• Is not backlit• E-Paper reflects like ordinary paper• Can hold static image almost indefinitely with no use of electricity• Image does not need to be refreshed• Wider viewing angle• Can be easily read in sunlight• Excellent contrast• Page turns can be slow, well relatively slow
LCD• Similar to laptop screen or monitor• Shows full color• Limited viewing angle• Faster battery drain than e-ink• Difficult to use in bright sunlight• Refresh rate can be harder on eyes• Can display video• Backlit - you can read in the dark
Security – 5 Common Mistakes • Not upda1ng anything • Not using a ﬁrewall • Bad e-‐mail hygiene • Using the same password and login for everything
Good e-‐mail habits • Use Separate e-‐mail accounts • Create a unique password (hint anything 123 is not unique) • Beware of Phishing • Never click links in e-‐mails • Do not open afachment from anyone you do not know -‐-‐-‐ and don’t always open them form someone you do know • If you are unsure run a scan • Avoid public wi-‐ﬁ
Tools • Avast • AVG • MS Security Essen1als • Last Pass