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OTFL Ebook presentation Part 1


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OTFL Ebook presentation Part 1

  2. 2. Me • Anthony Molaro, MBA, MLIS, PhD Candidate • Associate Dean of Library & Instructional Services, Prairie State CollegeTuesday, March 13, 12
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  4. 4. What I Will Talk About • My experience launching eReaders and eBooks at three libraries. • Briefly discuss the eBook market. • Change.Tuesday, March 13, 12
  5. 5. What I will Not Discuss • The HarperCollins Issue or any of the publishers. • Nitty-gritty details. • IE where do you get free eBooks? • What eReader is best?Tuesday, March 13, 12
  6. 6. Pulse of the Room • Who lends eReaders? • Who has Overdrive? • Who has Freegal?Tuesday, March 13, 12
  7. 7. Yes the eBook and eReader market is changing faster than the speed of light. Don’t get frustrated trying to keep up., March 13, 12
  8. 8. TOO MANY OPTIONS WHICH WAY DO WE GO?, March 13, 12
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  10. 10. My ExperienceTuesday, March 13, 12
  11. 11. eReaders Abound in a Small Public LibraryTuesday, March 13, 12
  12. 12. A Culture that Resists ChangeTuesday, March 13, 12
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  14. 14. And Yet...Tuesday, March 13, 12
  15. 15. And Yet...Tuesday, March 13, 12
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  17. 17. Our Journey Began with a Kindle • Like most libraries, we purchased a Kindle for staff development and exploration. • We added a few titles (mostly free ones). • More than 66% of staff took the Kindle home for a week to play around with it.Tuesday, March 13, 12
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  19. 19. Unleash the Kindle on the worldTuesday, March 13, 12
  20. 20. The Looming Question, March 13, 12
  21. 21. Legality • We notified Amazon of our intent in writing. • We talked to our lawyer. • But I am not a lawyer, seek out legal advice. • Determine what risk the library is willing to carry.Tuesday, March 13, 12
  22. 22. Policies, Procedures & Varia • We created: • Circulation Policy • Parental Permission Form • Circulation Procedures • Brochure • Title list in ExcelTuesday, March 13, 12
  23. 23. Circulation Policy • Patrons will have a selection of pre-loaded popular and classic children’s, teens and adult downloadable books, chosen by the library selection staff in keeping with the library’s collection development policy. • Patron’s need to have a valid Messenger Public Library card in good standing to check out eReaders. If a patron’s card is blocked, or they do not have their library card with them, they may not check out an eReader. • Patrons under the age of 18 must have their legal guardian present to sign the library’s written eReader permission form to check out an eReader. Guardians will be responsible for monitoring use of the eReader. • Patrons will not be allowed to download other titles to the eReaders from retail sites. • Patrons may download titles from the eMedia Library to eReaders that are supported by the library’s OverDrive Collection. • The eReaders have a two week loan period. They may be renewed once for two weeks if no other patrons are waiting with a hold. • Holds may be placed on eReaders. • Patrons will be charged for overdue eReaders at the rate of $1 per day. • Patrons will be responsible for replacement and processing fees for lost or damaged eReaders or peripherals.Tuesday, March 13, 12
  24. 24. Circulation Procedures 1. Patrons must have a valid MPL library card. If patron’s card is blocked, or they do not have their card with them, they may not check out an e-Reader. 2. Patrons under the age of 18 must have written permission from their parent/guardian in order to check out an e-Reader. Check the notes field in their record to make sure they have permission. If they do not yet have this permission, a parent/guardian must be present and fill out the permission form. Put the following note in the record: “(Name of parent/guardian) has signed e-Reader permission form.” 3. Give patron an “e-Reader” information brochure at the time of checkout. 4. e-Readers may be checked out for 2 weeks. They may be renewed for an additional 2 week loan period if no other patrons are waiting. 5. e-Readers may be placed on hold. 6. The overdue fine for an e-Reader is $1 per day. 7. When an e-Reader is returned, check for all equipment -- power cord, e-Reader, carrying case, and bag. (If any equipment is missing, do not check in, fill out problem shelf form, call patron.) Check in the e-Reader and note any holds. Place the e-Reader on designated shelf in the office of the Head of Circulation and plug in power cord to recharge. Call patron if there is a new hold. The e-Reader should only take an hour or two to recharge.Tuesday, March 13, 12
  25. 25. Messenger Public Library eReader Loan Permissions and Acceptable Use Form Introduction eReader devices are convenient, portable reading devices. The chance to use this device is a privilege that the library is able to provide to North Aurora resident tax payers with a valid Messenger Public Library card. Borrowing this device carries with it extra responsibilities. The value of the eReaders is determined by the Library (not the retail trade). For this reason the library requires a parent/guardian signature before an eReader can be checked out to a patron under the age of 18. Parent/Legal Guardian Responsibilities and Permission I authorize my child to borrow an eReader from the library. I understand that it is to be used as a tool for reading and learning and that my child will comply with the Library Use Policy. I will help ensure the safe and timely return of the eReader device within the library’s established loan period. I also understand that I am financially responsible for any willful, malicious, or accidental damage to the eReader device and peripherals, as well as any charges resulting from content downloaded to the device. Fines and fees are subject to library policies. I understand that my child and my family may lose future loan privileges if the device is either damaged or not returned in a timely manner. GUARDIAN NAME (printed) __________________________________________________________ GUARDIAN MESSENGER LIBRARY CARD NUMBER: __________________________________ GUARDIAN SIGNATURE__________________________________________________DATE_____ GUARDIAN CONTACT INFO (phone and email):__________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ __ Borrower Responsibilities and Permission I understand that my legal guardian and I are responsible for returning the eReader and peripherals in good working order within the established loan period. BOROWER NAME (printed) _________________________________________________________ BORROWER LIBRARY CARD ________________________________________________________ BORROWER SIGNATURE __________________________________________________DATE______ Library Staff Only: Date Permission Slip Received:______________________________________________ Library Staff Signature: __________________________________________ Guardian’s Barcode Number: _____________________________________ Child’s Barcode Number __________________________________________ 1/28/2011 This form adapted with permission from an original creation by school librarian Kathy Parker at http://, March 13, 12
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  27. 27. Eli Neiburger School of Policy FormationTuesday, March 13, 12
  28. 28. Eli’s School of Policy Formation • We don’t need a No @#$% in the Sink Policy • What do your policies really say? • Suspicion, paranoia • Policies are important • Err on the side of positivityTuesday, March 13, 12
  29. 29. Policies • Don’t recreate the wheel • Borrow from someone else • kindles is a great resourcesTuesday, March 13, 12
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  31. 31. Tips • Both the Nook and the Kindle can be deregistered • The Nook has a return to factory setting which is important for Overdrive librariesTuesday, March 13, 12
  32. 32. Title List and Genre ClassificationTuesday, March 13, 12
  33. 33. Storage, March 13, 12
  34. 34. Storage If your library is totally made of AWESOMENESS, March 13, 12
  35. 35. Storage If your library is totally made of AWESOMENESS, March 13, 12
  36. 36. StorageTuesday, March 13, 12
  37. 37. OutcomesTuesday, March 13, 12
  38. 38. eReaders • Both Kindles and Nooks have numerous holds • And that’s with relatively little publicity • The patrons have been VERY positive about the eReadersTuesday, March 13, 12
  39. 39. Staff Embrace ChangeTuesday, March 13, 12
  40. 40. Thoughts on eBooksTuesday, March 13, 12
  41. 41. eJournals Xiaoyin Zhang, Michaelyn Haslam, (2005) "Movement toward a predominantly electronic journal collection", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 23 Iss: 1, pp.82 - 89Tuesday, March 13, 12
  42. 42. eBook Sales, March 13, 12
  43. 43. eBook Sales, March 13, 12
  44. 44. eBook SalesTuesday, March 13, 12
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  46. 46. What Business are We Really in?, March 13, 12
  47. 47. What Business are We Really in?, March 13, 12
  48. 48. What Business are We Really in?Tuesday, March 13, 12
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  50. 50. Advice Have one person handle your library’s eReader journey from start to finish(let’s face it, its going to be YOU).Tuesday, March 13, 12
  51. 51. FRUSTRATIONS Forget about the naysayersTuesday, March 13, 12
  52. 52. Advice Focus on those who agree with you. Start your team with them. The others will follow (eventually).Tuesday, March 13, 12
  53. 53. Keep Abreast, March 13, 12
  54. 54. Keep AbreastTuesday, March 13, 12
  55. 55. Keep Abreast Cont..., March 13, 12
  56. 56. Libraries  are  Kitchens   (Richard  Kong  at  AHML) h"ps://­‐BuvByMXbGHk/TYcLce2Yu9I/AAAAAAAABZo/lhTrGEBtDFA/IMG_2976.jpgTuesday, March 13, 12
  57. 57. We  provide  them  with  all  the  tools  and  training  to  be  their  own  producers h"p://­‐content/uploads/2011/11/Kitchen-­‐Tools-­‐5.jpgTuesday, March 13, 12