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  1. 1. Hands on with E-Readers Mohave County Library Alliance October 2010 Dale Savage, Mary Villegas, Adele Maxson
  2. 2. E-Readers in Libraries Considerations:  Nuts & Bolts of e-readers (hardware)  Different Devices  E-book Issues (software)
  3. 3. E-Readers and Tablets Different priorities: Read e-books, browse the web, or both? Most devices can read e-books and use the internet, but they do one better than the other.
  4. 4. E Ink vs. LCD Different technology: Affects appearance, battery life, and page turns Comparison of Kindle and iPad screens at 26x (source: http://www.bit-101.com/blog/?p=2722)
  5. 5. Size & Weight  Weight – Plastic/metal  Size – Read a newspaper or fit in your pocket?  Screens are usually 5”, 6”, 7” or 11” diagonally Image source: http://blogkindle.com/category/kindle-reaction/
  6. 6. Internet Connectivity iPad  Can use apps, internet browser, e-mail  What can iPad do offline? Some E-Readers  Ties your e-reader to an online store  Is this good or bad?
  7. 7. iPad Apple  Touch screen  Computer or e-reader?  Proprietary E-reading on iPad A lot of books?  iPad can:  Access other stores through apps  Access documents  Use apps Image source: http://www.apple.com/ipad/
  8. 8. Kindle Amazon  Popular  Internet and some 3G  Proprietary E-reading on Kindle  Amazon Kindle Store (biggest in the world)  Users usually purchase Kindle books  Not a lot of freedom with e-books Image source: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display- Generation/dp/B002Y27P3M/ref=sa_menu_kdp3w3
  9. 9. nook Barnes & Noble  Popular  Internet and some 3G  New version – 7” touchscreen (iPad competition)  Original – E Ink top screen/touch bottom screen  Has an iPad app E-Reading on nook  Barnes & Noble e-bookstore (a lot of books?)  Read with the E Ink screen  More freedom with e-books Image source: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/features/?cds2Pid=30197 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/?cds2Pid=35700
  10. 10. Reader Digital Book Sony  Different models  Long lived  Touch screen (new devices)  Limited Connectivity  Expensive E-Reading on the Sony Reader  Sony e-bookstore, but can use any store  No iPad app  Freedom  Promotes digital libraries  Easier to use internationally Image source: http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay? catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666257813
  11. 11. Kobo  Simple, small, light  New Kobo released – with Wi-Fi  Cheap E-Reading on Kobo  Promoted by Borders, but can use any store  Has an iPad app Image source: http://koboereader.com/usd/ereaders/kobo-ereader-black.html
  12. 12.  Perceived value ‘Digital book files cost $0’  Expected value ‘Well, there is some editing required…’  Actual value Agency model:  free e-books  cheap e-books  e-books that cost more than hardcover What is an e-book worth?
  13. 13. Aren’t all books the same? Licensed, not owned: Lending, borrowing? Resale? Obsolescence Library model? Publishing: Price DRM File formats Print-on-demand Quality • Editing • Standard file type?
  14. 14. What is DRM… And how does it Affect Libraries The Big Companies:  Adobe Digital Editions  E-Bookstore DRM What does DRM do?  Checks the file out, returns it  Protects copying, printing  Publishers may prevent some accessibility (TTS)  iPad and Kindle do not support any other DRM
  15. 15. Licensing
  16. 16. Digital Content & Device Software
  17. 17. "Digital Content is licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider" Kindle License Agreement
  18. 18. Furthermore "…you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense, or otherwise assign any rights…"
  19. 19. "…and may not sell, rent, lease, lend, distribute, or sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Software in whole or in part."
  20. 20. So What Can Libraries Do?
  21. 21. True Story  "I just had a lady come in who needed help setting up her brand new Kindle. I was able to get her registered and start downloading books in a snap. She was thrilled. I probably could have muddled through it, but the E- Summit REALLY helped!!"
  22. 22. Learn how to use an e-reader 1 in 20
  23. 23. 194,825 (2009 Census Estimate) 9,741
  24. 24. E-Book Discussions
  25. 25. Free Books  Project Gutenberg  Many Books  Scribd  Oxford Text Archive  Memoware  And many more……
  26. 26. Other Activities  E-reader 101 Purchasing Downloading  E-book publishing
  27. 27. What Are Libraries Doing  Oct. 27, 2010: Howard County Library to lend 60 Nooks  http://columbia.patch.com/articles/howard-county-libraries-will-loan- nook-e-readers  Frank L. Weyenberg Library: Kindles  http://www.flwlib.org/about-library.cfm?id=18  Complete report available at: http://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/tech/ebookreadersreport.pdf
  28. 28. Final Thoughts

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