<ul><ul><li>Ann Awakuni – CLA/CSLA, November 2011 </li></ul></ul>Ereaders in a Nutshell <ul><li>We’ll cover: </li></ul><ul...
Man-on-the-street interviews:  What do people think about ebooks and ereaders?
E-ink vs. LCD E-INK:  KINDLE, NOOK & SONY READER  FRONTLIT; NEED  A LIGHT SOURCE EASIER ON THE EYES GOOD BATTERY LIFE:  2-...
Kindle - Amazon <ul><li>(6 inch) wifi $79, 3g - $139,  Kindle Fire (color, touch) - $199 </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle Fire deb...
Northern Calif. Digital Libraries   Overdrive Content Reserve statistics Kindle/Overdrive compatibility announced 9/21/11
Kobo <ul><li>Kobo Wifi $99; Kobo Touch $129; Kobo Vox $199 </li></ul><ul><li>Being taken over by Japanese online retailer-...
Nook - Barnes & Noble <ul><li>$99 - Nook Simple Touch;  $199 - Nook Color; $249 - Nook Tablet available Nov. 18 </li></ul>...
Sony ereader <ul><li>Reader wifi, PRS T1 - $149; on sale now for $129  </li></ul><ul><li>1 st  ereader to offer wireless b...
iPad2 - Apple  <ul><li>16GB-wifi $499;  64GB wifi + 3G $829 </li></ul><ul><li>1.33 lbs ipad2 (1.5 lbs ipad) </li></ul><ul>...
iriver Story HD (Google) <ul><li>$139.00 </li></ul><ul><li>6-inch </li></ul><ul><li>High-definition e-ink display  768 x 1...
Ebooks & crowdsourcing: ebook lending sites <ul><li>Booklending.com  - (pictured) matches  Kindle borrowers & lenders - FR...
Libraries lending ereaders Library Kindle Kobo Nook Sony Frank L. Weyenberg Library, WI X Glencoe Public Library, IL X Man...
Lending Kindles (since Oct. 2008):  Howe Public Library, NH <ul><li>Howe Library </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle Borrowing Agreem...
<ul><li>Howe Library’s Tech Table:  iPad, a Motorola Xoom tablet, a Kindle, and two different Nooks </li></ul>Update from ...
Lending  Sony  eReaders: San Diego Public Library <ul><li>Currently loan 63 ereaders at 10 branches, up from 12 Sony eRead...
Libraries loaning ereaders Common Practices <ul><li>Loan periods: 2 hours to 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Age restriction: mu...
Columbus Metropolitan Library <ul><li>Nook, Kindle, Literati,  Ipad, Kobo, and Sony  e-readers </li></ul><ul><li>Located n...
<ul><li>Columbus Metropolitan Library  Update Sept. 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller ereader stations </li></ul><ul><li>Elim...
Reedsburg, WI Santa Clara County, CA Ebook programs
Santa Barbara Public Library <ul><li>Sony Reader Library Program </li></ul><ul><li>Library staff received a 2-hour trainin...
What are schools doing? <ul><li>Univ. of West Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon State Univ. </li></ul><ul><li>Suffolk Univ....
What are schools doing?  cont.
Kindles @ The Unquiet Library http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/kindles <ul><li>Videos: </li></ul><ul><li>How to cata...
TREE BOOKS vs EBOOKS EBOOKS TREE BOOKS
Are e-books “ greener ” than p-books? <ul><li>Life Cycle Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>material production  </li></ul><ul>...
Pixels vs. Paper Mixed bag Life span of books  vs. electronics Paper industry is the  largest user of water Transportation...
Carbon Footprint <ul><li>CO2 Emissions: </li></ul><ul><li>iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Model = 130 kg CO2; iPad2 = 105 kg CO2 </li></ul...
Ereaders and social media iPad2: Twitter integrated into iOS5 Sign in once; tweet directly from apps
Share passages on facebook
Kobo Pulse
Kobo Pulse
Implications for libraries <ul><li>Reading mashups - the value added experience  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Haiku culture” - chan...
Future of the ereader Automobile - “horseless  carriage” Locomotive -  “iron horse”
Resources <ul><li>eBook readers in libraries Facebook group </li></ul><ul><li>COSLA ebook feasibility study for public lib...
Special thanks to: Thank you to the following individuals for sharing the results  of their separate  ereaders in librarie...
Image credits <ul><li>Alice for the ipad: ipodtouchlab, www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Closing image: OLPC XO-2,  www.b...
Thank you <ul><ul><li>Ann Awakuni – CLA/CSLA, November 2011 </li></ul></ul>
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  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Ann Awakuni – CLA/CSLA, November 2011 </li></ul></ul>Ereaders in a Nutshell <ul><li>We’ll cover: </li></ul><ul><li>Eink vs LCD </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of how libraries are using ereaders </li></ul><ul><li>How green is your ereader? </li></ul><ul><li>Implications for libraries </li></ul>
  2. 2. Man-on-the-street interviews: What do people think about ebooks and ereaders?
  3. 3. E-ink vs. LCD E-INK: KINDLE, NOOK & SONY READER FRONTLIT; NEED A LIGHT SOURCE EASIER ON THE EYES GOOD BATTERY LIFE: 2-4 WEEKS LONGER PAGE REFRESH LCD (TABLET): IPAD, KINDLE FIRE , KOBO VOX, NOOK TABLET BACKLIT, GLARE HARSHER ON THE EYES 8-10 HOUR BATTERY W/ WIFI INSTANT PAGE TURN
  4. 4. Kindle - Amazon <ul><li>(6 inch) wifi $79, 3g - $139, Kindle Fire (color, touch) - $199 </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle Fire debuts on Nov. 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon Silk - new cloud-powered browser (Flash supported) </li></ul><ul><li>8GB - Capacity: 6,000 books </li></ul><ul><li>14.6 oz. </li></ul><ul><li>Whispersync: “in the cloud”; free cloud storage </li></ul><ul><li>Now Compatible with Overdrive </li></ul>
  5. 5. Northern Calif. Digital Libraries Overdrive Content Reserve statistics Kindle/Overdrive compatibility announced 9/21/11
  6. 6. Kobo <ul><li>Kobo Wifi $99; Kobo Touch $129; Kobo Vox $199 </li></ul><ul><li>Being taken over by Japanese online retailer-Rakuten </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Life awards: “The Twain--read daily for two weeks” “The Juggernaut--read over 10,000 pages” </li></ul><ul><li>Kobo Pulse--community reading stats </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nook - Barnes & Noble <ul><li>$99 - Nook Simple Touch; $199 - Nook Color; $249 - Nook Tablet available Nov. 18 </li></ul><ul><li>8GB - 16GB, can add up to 32 GB with microSD </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi free connect to any at&t hotspot, (no 3G, 4G) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 magazines & newspapers + Special Interactive NOOK Editions of magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Netflix, Hulu & Pandora come preinstalled on Nook Tablet </li></ul><ul><li>Nook Cloud </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sony ereader <ul><li>Reader wifi, PRS T1 - $149; on sale now for $129 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st ereader to offer wireless borrowing of Overdrive titles </li></ul><ul><li>E-ink Pearl V220 touchscreen </li></ul><ul><li>Black and white </li></ul><ul><li>6-inches, 6 oz. </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes with finger or stylus </li></ul><ul><li>2GB, up to 32GB with micro SD </li></ul>
  9. 9. iPad2 - Apple <ul><li>16GB-wifi $499; 64GB wifi + 3G $829 </li></ul><ul><li>1.33 lbs ipad2 (1.5 lbs ipad) </li></ul><ul><li>2 cameras </li></ul><ul><li>9.7 -inch LCD screen </li></ul><ul><li>icloud </li></ul><ul><li>Voice over screen-reading technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to print wirelessly </li></ul>
  10. 10. iriver Story HD (Google) <ul><li>$139.00 </li></ul><ul><li>6-inch </li></ul><ul><li>High-definition e-ink display 768 x 1024 </li></ul><ul><li>First eReader integrated with Google eBookstore </li></ul><ul><li>No note-taking, no highlighting </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ebooks & crowdsourcing: ebook lending sites <ul><li>Booklending.com - (pictured) matches Kindle borrowers & lenders - FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Ebookfling - lend and borrow Nook & Kindle ebooks; earn borrowing credits with every ebook you loan or pay $1.99 to borrow </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle Owners Lending Library - Amazon Prime members ($79 annual subscription) can borrow one book per month </li></ul><ul><li>Lendle - get paid for loaning your Kindle books, you can borrow too </li></ul><ul><li>ereaderIQ - tracks Kindle price drops & titles that have been recently “Kindlized” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Libraries lending ereaders Library Kindle Kobo Nook Sony Frank L. Weyenberg Library, WI X Glencoe Public Library, IL X Manchester Public Library, MA X X Howe Public Library, NH X Palm Harbor Library, FL X Perrot Memorial Library, CT X X Reedsburg Public Library, WI X Sacramento Public Library, CA X San Diego Public Library, CA X Sparta Public Library, NJ X X X Westchester Libraries, NY X Westwood Library, MA X X Whitman Public Library, MA X X X Wilmington Public Library, MA X X X
  13. 13. Lending Kindles (since Oct. 2008): Howe Public Library, NH <ul><li>Howe Library </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle Borrowing Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>You are responsible for damage, loss or theft of the Kindle while it is checked out to you. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be responsible for the entire replacement cost of the Kindle ($360.00) as well as a packaging and processing fee ($____) for a total of $_______. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not leave the Kindle unattended when it is checked out to you. Use of the Kindle is restricted to the content installed. Downloading additional content is not permitted. You must be 18 years old or older in order to borrow this item. </li></ul><ul><li>______________________________ ___________________ Print name Phone # </li></ul><ul><li>______________________________ ____________________ Signature Date </li></ul><ul><li>Howe Kindle #____ </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Howe Library’s Tech Table: iPad, a Motorola Xoom tablet, a Kindle, and two different Nooks </li></ul>Update from Howe Library (Sept. 2011): Kindle usage - Low Overdrive usage - High
  15. 15. Lending Sony eReaders: San Diego Public Library <ul><li>Currently loan 63 ereaders at 10 branches, up from 12 Sony eReaders at 5 different libraries in Jan. </li></ul><ul><li>21-day check-out </li></ul><ul><li>Must have a library card & photo ID </li></ul><ul><li>Received a grant from Sony to increase their ebook collection </li></ul>SDPL Central Library
  16. 16. Libraries loaning ereaders Common Practices <ul><li>Loan periods: 2 hours to 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Age restriction: must be 18 years old to check out </li></ul><ul><li>Funding: Friends of the library, grants </li></ul><ul><li>Storage: Kept in a glass display case when not in use </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of devices are preloaded </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing titles: Kindle/Nook-6 devices per title; Sony-5 devices </li></ul><ul><li>Unauthorized purchases are prevented by using gift cards or deregistering the account </li></ul>
  17. 17. Columbus Metropolitan Library <ul><li>Nook, Kindle, Literati, Ipad, Kobo, and Sony e-readers </li></ul><ul><li>Located next to reference desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a download station; used to demo Overdrive and allow “customers to handle and compare some of the more popular devices” </li></ul>Installed 12/27/10 “ Genius bar”
  18. 18. <ul><li>Columbus Metropolitan Library Update Sept. 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller ereader stations </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminated ipad & Literati and include only 1 Sony </li></ul>
  19. 19. Reedsburg, WI Santa Clara County, CA Ebook programs
  20. 20. Santa Barbara Public Library <ul><li>Sony Reader Library Program </li></ul><ul><li>Library staff received a 2-hour training session and 4 eReaders </li></ul>
  21. 21. What are schools doing? <ul><li>Univ. of West Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon State Univ. </li></ul><ul><li>Suffolk Univ. (Boston) </li></ul><ul><li>Texas A&M Univ. </li></ul><ul><li>NCSU </li></ul>
  22. 22. What are schools doing? cont.
  23. 23. Kindles @ The Unquiet Library http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/kindles <ul><li>Videos: </li></ul><ul><li>How to catalog a Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>Student opinions on Kindle reading experience </li></ul><ul><li>Creekside High Canton, GA </li></ul>
  24. 24. TREE BOOKS vs EBOOKS EBOOKS TREE BOOKS
  25. 25. Are e-books “ greener ” than p-books? <ul><li>Life Cycle Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>material production </li></ul><ul><li>product manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>product distribution </li></ul><ul><li>product use </li></ul><ul><li>end-of-life management </li></ul>Who has a smaller ecological footprint?
  26. 26. Pixels vs. Paper Mixed bag Life span of books vs. electronics Paper industry is the largest user of water Transportation costs: 1 gallon of gas = 20 lbs. of CO2 E-waste: Only 10% of electronics are recycled
  27. 27. Carbon Footprint <ul><li>CO2 Emissions: </li></ul><ul><li>iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Model = 130 kg CO2; iPad2 = 105 kg CO2 </li></ul><ul><li>average print book = 7.46 kg CO2 </li></ul><ul><li>Breakeven point: ipad becomes a more environmentally friendly option once user reads their 18th book </li></ul>User behavior is a big factor: How many books do you read? How long will you keep the device before switching to a new one? Will you recycle the device?
  28. 28. Ereaders and social media iPad2: Twitter integrated into iOS5 Sign in once; tweet directly from apps
  29. 29. Share passages on facebook
  30. 30. Kobo Pulse
  31. 31. Kobo Pulse
  32. 32. Implications for libraries <ul><li>Reading mashups - the value added experience </li></ul><ul><li>“ Haiku culture” - changing reading habits </li></ul><ul><li>A new information literacy - helping the have nots & keeping up with the haves </li></ul><ul><li>More people will become format agnostic or prefer electronic over print </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing demand for convenience, self-service </li></ul><ul><li>Direct to mobile </li></ul>Alice on the ipad
  33. 33. Future of the ereader Automobile - “horseless carriage” Locomotive - “iron horse”
  34. 34. Resources <ul><li>eBook readers in libraries Facebook group </li></ul><ul><li>COSLA ebook feasibility study for public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>The Unquiet Library </li></ul><ul><li>Edukindle </li></ul><ul><li>Good ereader </li></ul><ul><li>No Shelf Required </li></ul><ul><li>Teleread </li></ul>
  35. 35. Special thanks to: Thank you to the following individuals for sharing the results of their separate ereaders in libraries surveys: Crista Cannariato, Yolo County Library Sian Waterfield, Cambridge Library - Ontario
  36. 36. Image credits <ul><li>Alice for the ipad: ipodtouchlab, www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Closing image: OLPC XO-2, www.blog.laptopmag.com </li></ul><ul><li>Automobile: 1stcarsinfo.com </li></ul>
  37. 37. Thank you <ul><ul><li>Ann Awakuni – CLA/CSLA, November 2011 </li></ul></ul>

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