Think Mobile: Ebook Collections

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Presented at Internet Librarian 2010 with Holly Tomren, October 26, 2010.

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Think Mobile: Ebook Collections

  1. 1. Think Mobile: Ebook Collections Lisa Carlucci Thomas Southern Connecticut State University Twitter: @lisacarlucci Holly Tomren University of California, Irvine Twitter: @htomren
  2. 2. Introduction  Libraries + ebooks + devices  Mobile culture, mobile perspectives  New attitudes, increasing demands
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  4. 4. Selection  Ebook formats  Use & compatibility  Mobile devices  Mobile apps/platforms  Publishers & packages
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  6. 6. Introduction
  7. 7. Introduction
  8. 8. Acquisition  Point-of-need purchasing  Priority processing  Immediate activation  Streamline workflow
  9. 9. Cataloging  Provide access points  Consider record options and national standards  Identify metadata needs  Adapt catalog display
  10. 10. Adapt catalog display Mobile access icon? Search limits? • Online/internet resource • Mobile device
  11. 11. Access  Understand how to access ebook collections using mobile devices  Integrate mobile ebooks into services and instruction  Articulate benefits of mobile access to collections
  12. 12. Mobile Ebooks at Yale In 4 years, Yale’s ebook collections increased more than 110% 2005: ~475,000 titles 2009: ~1,000,000+ titles
  13. 13. Mobile Ebooks at Yale 'what percentage of e-book collections can be accessed using mobile devices?' • Amazon Kindle 2.0 • Sony Reader PRS- 500 • iRex iLiad 2nd edition • Apple iPod Touch
  14. 14. Mobile Ebooks at Yale History Reference Online Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts Blackwell Reference Online Books24x7 ITPro Collection Cambridge Histories Online Literature Online Perseus Project ebrary ENGnetBASE: Engineering Handbooks Online Eighteenth Century Collections Online Gutenberg-e ACLS Humanities E-Book Knovel Madame Curie Bioscience Database Medieval Sources Online NetLibrary (OCLC) SourceOECD Oxford Reference Online Patrologiae Graecae Past Masters Safari Books Online Early English Books Online, 1475- 1700 Methods in Enzymology Springer Protocols World Bank e-Library
  15. 15. Mobile Ebooks at Yale Apple iPod Touch Accessed 84% of Yale’s ebook collections [Only device able to directly access licensed e-books] Amazon Kindle 2.0, Sony Reader PRS-500 & iRex iLiad 2nd edition Accessed 24% of Yale’s ebook collections
  16. 16. Preservation  Consider ebook preservation arrangements  Share expertise about format obsolescence & data migration issues
  17. 17. Management  Teach staff & users  Plan for advancements  Incorporate mobile into data management systems
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  19. 19. <Intro stuff>  Insert poster image
  20. 20. Next Steps  Mobile Collections AND Services  Collection with the mobile reader in mind  Know & prioritize local needs
  21. 21. Internet Librarian 2010 (Thank You) Lisa Carlucci Thomas Southern Connecticut State University Twitter: @lisacarlucci Holly Tomren University of California, Irvine Twitter: @htomren

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