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Library Ebook Friction

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Presented at the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough, NC on 5/5/12

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Library Ebook Friction

  1. LIBRARYEBOOKFRICTIONCHAD HAEFELEEMERGING TECHNOLOGIES LIBRARIAN, UNC CHAPEL HILLCHAEFELE@EMAIL.UNC.EDU
  2. NY TIMES ARTICLE
  3. “FRICTION”• “We want to insure that customers who have typically been book buyers do not migrate their purchasing into borrowing as accessibility to our books becomes frictionless.” –Alison Lazarus, Pres. Of Sales, Macmillan• “Some publishers like the idea of in-library lending of ebooks as a way to recreate the “friction” of a print transaction: The patron has to physically go to the library.”http://bit.ly/zmVVxt
  4. WHY ARE LIBRARIES DIFFERENT?
  5. DRM
  6. WHAT’S LEFT?
  7. OVERDRIVE’S PUBLISHER DEALS
  8. PENGUIN• Used to sell ebooks to libraries, but not anymore• Old purchased titles maintained, but no direct download to devices
  9. HARPERCOLLINS• A library ebook can only be checked out 26 times
  10. RANDOM HOUSE• Library ebooks cost more • Average of 35% more • Sometimes 300% more
  11. HACHETTE, SIMON & SCHUSTER,AND MACMILLAN
  12. bit.ly/noebooks
  13. TECHNOLOGICAL RESTRICTIONS
  14. CATALOG
  15. RIGHT OF FIRST SALE
  16. INFLEXIBLE LOAN OPTIONS
  17. Comic here http://bit.ly/d5r2Dg
  18. cHaefele@email.unc.edu

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