E readers, OverDrive & Adobe


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E readers, OverDrive & Adobe

  1. 1. eReaders,OverDrive, andAdobePresented by Michelle BelmontAssociate Librarian, Oxboro Library
  2. 2. Introduction"Big Data" from Overdrive as of May 2012 How users browse public library ebook collections● 49% Windows Computers● 28% Apple products: iPhone, iPad, iTouch, etc.● 13% Macintosh● 5% AndroidTop eReader Devices as of April 20121. Amazon Kindle2. B&N Nook3. Sony Reader
  3. 3. Quotes"In this volatile period of experimentation, no singlebusiness model will offer the best terms for all libraries orbe adapted by all publishers or distributors."~ALA Report on Library eBook Business Models"They can release hardware and software faster than wecan build support into Adobe Digital Editions."~Nick Bogaty, former Adobe Sr Business DevelopmentManager
  4. 4. Overview of Acronyms& History of eBook File Types
  5. 5. Reader PDF EPUB KINDLEAmazon Kindle 1 NO NO YESAmazon Kindle 2, DX YES NO YESAmazon Kindle 3 YES NO YESAmazon Kindle Fire YES NO YESAndroid Devices YES YES YESApple iOS Devices YES YES YESBarnes & Noble Nook YES YES NOBarnes & Noble Nook Color YES YES NOMac OS X YES YES YESWindows YES YES YESSony Reader YES YES NOWindows Phone 7 YES YES YES Adapted from Comparison of eBook Formats at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
  6. 6. Background of OverDrive & AdobepartnershipOverDrive Adobe● 1986 Founded ● 1982 Founded● 2000 Content Reserve opens ● 1993 PDFs introduced● 2002 Launch of Digital Library ● 1994 PageMaker acquired Reserve ● 1999 InDesign launched ● 2005 Acquired Macromedia ○ Adds to product portfolio newer software products & platforms ● 2008 Launch of Adobe Content Server ○ software for DRM ○ works with ADEPTPartnership● 2008 OverDrive & Adobe partnership on ADEPT (Adobe Digital Experience Protection Technology) ○ Adobe Digital Editions uses ADEPT for DRM
  7. 7. Chain of Access From Adobe eBook Platform White Paper http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/pdfs/adobe_ebook_platform_whitepaper.pdf
  8. 8. Chain of Access
  9. 9. Wifi vs 3G3G: Phone industry OverDrive DeliveryCollection of third generation Methodsmobile technologies designedto allow mobile operators tooffer integrated data & voiceservers over mobile networks.Wifi: ComputerindustryThe 802.11b wireless ethernetstandard designed to supportwireless LANs.
  10. 10. eReaders/Devices + OMC/ADE Kindles: -Amazon provides ebook files, DRM, and auth. via Amazon account. -OverDrive provides authentication via library card. Nook, Sony, Android, iOS/Apple, & other mobiles: -OverDrive provides ebook files (and auth. via library card). -Adobe Digital Editions provides authentication via Adobe account. -Adobe Content Servers provide DRM.
  11. 11. IssuesMarketplace Rent vs OwnPublishers: The Big Seven ● OverDrive rents books to● Random House: raising prices libraries.● Harper Collins: 26 circ limit● MacMillan: only scholarly ● Subscription license stops; books via Palgrave no more access.● Penguin: dropped OverDrive in Feb. Pilot program w/ 3M in June.● Simon & Schuster: NO Users● Hachette: Backlist only ● Library patrons● Scholastic: Pottermore only expectation of access As of Feb 12 with an update in July 12. ● Technology literacy gap
  12. 12. Talking to the PatronLibrary Journal &Bowkers PatronProfiles Report(Aug 2012)● 28% library patrons want to download books from the library.● Among ebook borrowing patrons, 41% bought their last ebook.
  13. 13. Cheatsheets
  14. 14. Cheatsheets
  15. 15. ResourcesWhere to go for more help:● Overdrive: Getting Started with eBook Readers http://help.overdrive.com/article/0481/getting-started-with-ebook-readers● Overdrive: How to Train the Patron http://overdrive.com/files/TrainingCenter/Training-PatronAssistance.pdf● Overdrive: Device Resource Center http://overdrive.com/resources/drc/Default.aspx?type=ebook● Overdrive: How to borrow Kindle Books from your library http://help.overdrive.com/article/0431/How-to-borrow-Kindle-Books-from-your-library● Overdrive: Getting started with a NOOK & How to transfer titles to a NOOK http://help.overdrive.com/article/0476/Getting-started-with-a-NOOK http://help.overdrive.com/article/0050/How-to-transfer-titles-to-a-NOOK● Overdrive: Getting started with an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) http://help.overdrive.com/article/0477/Getting-started-with-an-iOS-device-iPhoneiPadiPod-touch● Overdrive: How to install OverDrives mobile app on an Android device http://help.overdrive.com/article/0024/How-to-install-OverDrives-mobile-app-on-an-Android-Device● Overdrive: How to install OverDrives mobile app on a Windows Phone 7 device http://help.overdrive.com/article/0357/How-to-install-OverDrives-mobile-app-on-a-Windows-Phone-7-device● OverDrive eBooks How To with Screengrabs prepared by the Monroe County Library System. http://www3.libraryweb.org/uploadedFiles/MCLS/Download/OverDrive/Step%20by%20Step%20Guide%20to% 20Adobe%20Digital%20Editions%20Overdrive%20eBooks.pdf
  16. 16. Articles CitedAdobe. (2010). Adobe eBook Platform: Authoring and delivering eBooks across devices. Adobe Digital Publishing White Paper. Retrieved from http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/pdfs/adobe_ebook_platform_whitepaper.pdfAlbanese, A. (2012). ALA Releases Report on Library E-book Business Models. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved from http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/53511-ala-releases-report-on-library-e-book-business-models-.htmlBradford, B. (2012). Libraries Grapple with the Downside of E-Books. NPR. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/2012/05/29/153900929/libraries-grapple-with-the-downside-of-e-booksGriffey, J. (2012). E-readers now, E-readers Forever! In Library Technology Reports, Gadgets & Gizmos: Libraries and the Post PC Era (14-20). Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost.Hardro, J. (2009). Ebook Accessibility Issues Trouble OverDrive & Adobe. Library Journal. Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6701693.htmlHastings, J. (2011). School Library Loans via Kindle. Tech Knowledge, June 2011, 12-13. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost.Kelley, M. (2012). The Digital Shift: a Guide to Publishers in the Library Ebook Market. Retrieved from http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/02/ebooks/a-guide-to-publishers-in-the-library-ebook-market/Kelley, M. & Schwartz, M. (2012). Overdrive offers first glimpse at "Big Data." Library Journal: Info Tech, May 2012, 16. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost.Kroski, E. (2012). Library Patrons want e-books over every other downloadable media. OEDb: iLibrarian. Retrieved from http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2012/library-patrons-want-e-books-over-every-other-downloadable-media/Lehr, W. & McKnight, L.W. (2003). Wireless Internet Access: 3G or Wifi? MIT Research Program on Internet and Telecoms Convergence, MIT Telecommunications Policy 27 (2003), 351-370. Retrieved from http://people.csail.mit.edu/wlehr/Lehr-Papers_files/Lehr%20Wifi%203G.pdfMcCoy, B. (2009). Adobe and Barnes & Noble eBook Collaboration. Retrieved from http://blogs.adobe.com/billmccoy/2009/10/adobe_and_barne.htmlPolanka, S. (2012). An Ebook Primer: many small libraries are still just getting started with ebooks. Heres a helpful guide on those first steps. Library Journal: Series Exploring Ebook Options, April 2012, 42-44. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost.Rainie, L. (2012). Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period. Retrieved from http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/01/23/tablet-and-e-book-reader-ownership-nearly-double-over-the-holiday-gift-giving-period/Rapp, D. (2011). ALA Tech Overview: Focusing on Patrons. Library Journal: Info Tech, August 2011, 16. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost.Tallent, J. (2011). eBook Formats. Retrieved from http://ebookarchitects.com/conversions/formats.phpWikipedia. (n.d.). Comparison of e-book formats. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
  17. 17. Further reading on current issues witheBooks, publishers & distributorsThe Issues: Privacy, Access, PublishersALA. E-Books Wiki. http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php?title=E-BooksALA. Digital Rights Management (DRM) & Libraries. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/digitalrightsCarlson, A. Digital Delight. https://sites.google.com/a/tblc.org/digital-delight/Hamilton, B. J. eBooks, eReaders & Libraries: resources and news on eBooks. http://www.scoop.it/t/kindle-fireInternational Digital Publishing Forum. EPUB3 Specification Overview. http://idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-overview.htmlKelley, M. (2011). Playing It Safe with Patron Confidentiality and Ebooks. Library Journal. Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/890319-264/playing_it_safe_with_patron.html.cspLIS Info. eBook Options for Libraries. http://lisinfo.org/ebooks/table.htmlLosinski, P. (2012). Ebooks: has a content divide replaces the digital divide? IFLA Conference. http://conference.ifla.org/sites/default/files/files/papers/wlic2012/182-losinski-en.pdfMairn, C. E-books and Libraries: Providing Access & Planning Ahead. http://slideshare.net/chadmairnWhere to Get DRM-free BooksCalibre OpenBooks http://drmfree.calibre-ebook.com/ | Internet Archive http://archive.org/Open Library http://openlibrary.org/ | Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/
  18. 18. Questions?