Ebooks at the DISG Library - Palermo-2009

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Presentation on ebooks at the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza during Ciber seminar, Palermo 2009.

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Ebooks at the DISG Library - Palermo-2009

  1. 1. Palermo, 3-5 maggio<br />Seminario CIBER 2009<br />Mary Joan Crowley<br />DISG, Sapienza Università di Roma<br />
  2. 2. 450 years of printed books<br />Define academics – I am what I read<br />Sign of success<br />Professional promotion and status<br />Permit extended analysis<br />Occupies a space, identifiable authors, and format is stable<br />
  3. 3. ..only a few years of digital books<br />Looks like the printed book<br /> but <br /><ul><li>unbound
  4. 4. instant access
  5. 5. linkages
  6. 6. interactive (comentators, readers, authors and editors – worldwide!)</li></li></ul><li>Presentato al Consiglio di Dipartimento<br />Who <br />What<br />Where<br />When<br />Why<br />
  7. 7. who<br />Faculty – approval and consensus<br />Students - <br />Admin – no no nohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-_ZywDWRK8<br />
  8. 8. what<br />What is an e-book <br />Procurement of ebooks : Wiley/Springer/Elsevier<br />E-book readers <br />
  9. 9. Is 2009 the year of the ebook?<br />Bridgestone (May 2009)<br />FLEPia by Fujitsu (April 2009) [1][2]<br />Kindle 2 by Amazon (February 2009)<br />eSlick by Foxit Software (2009)<br />PRS-700BC Reader Digital Book by Sony (October 2008)<br />Digital Reader 1000 by iRex Technologies (2008)<br />Kindle by Amazon (2007)<br />Cybook Gen3 by Bookeen (2007)<br />Hanlin eReader by Jinke (2007)<br />Sony Reader by Sony (2006)<br />iLiad by iRex Technologies (2006)<br />Librié by Sony (2005)<br />
  10. 10. US Trade Wholesale Electronic Book Sales<br />
  11. 11. Denver public library<br />
  12. 12. Burioni<br />gli ebook: la percezione è che il momento sia giunto e che i modelli commerciali (almeno per il mercato consumer) siano abbastanza maturi: l'ebook reader venduto in libreria pre-caricato con una piccola collezione di libri e quindi ricaricato periodicamente dal cliente (come una ricarica di un cellulare) ancora in libreria o attraverso una libreria online. Tutti i principali distributori anglo-americani e tedeschi si stanno attrezzando, stringendo accordi con aggregatori e integratori, con l'obiettivo di offrire un nutrito catalogo di ebook alle librerie clienti. In Italia il problema resta quello della produzione di contenuto locale, cioè di libri italiani. Fin tanto che non sarà disponibile un catalogo sufficientemente ampio di titoli italiani, sarà piuttosto difficile vendere lettori di ebook e quindi mettere in moto il mercato. Chissà quali sono i piani dei nostri editor<br />
  13. 13.  Il ministro Gelmini ''promuove'' il libro di testo elettronico<br /> "con l'adozione dell'e-book" si dà "una mano alle famiglie e un sollievo agli studenti. Il libro in versione digitale scaricabile da internet permetterà infatti ai genitori di risparmiare limitando al massimo la spesa per i libri di testo, e allo stesso tempo i ragazzi non saranno più costretti ad andare a scuola caricando sulle spalle zainetti troppo pesanti". …A partire dall'anno scolastico 2011-2012, il collegio dei docenti adotta esclusivamente libri utilizzabili nelle versioni on line scaricabili da internet o al massimo le versioni "miste", quelle cioè che integrano sezioni digitali e cartacee.<br />
  14. 14. …from the web<br />Il libro è pesante, occupa spazio, si logora e si sporca, devi usaredue mani per leggerlo, per ritrovare un brano diventi matto, costa ildoppio... insomma non è così ovvio che la carta sia da preferire (a menodi non essere della schiera di quelli per i quali è "importante bagnarsiil dito per girare le pagine")<br />
  15. 15. ….gimicky or what ?<br />Espresso book machine installed June 21 2007 at the New York Public Library<br />Vook, a platform for ebooks combining text, video and social networking<br />“ebook gen” fiction – the creation of a new art form<br />
  16. 16. …..pros and cons<br />Back to Dickens and the cliffhanger device !<br />“Free sample" component<br />Paying Per Chapter?<br />The Impulse Buy<br /> A shadow library with every word searchable….<br />e-ink technology, vary font size, access WiFi and make annotations.<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>The CIBER study, looking ahead to the state of virtual libraries in 2017, says eBooks will be the default format for textbooks, scholarly books, and reference works.
  18. 18. Springerstudy found that users primarily access eBooks for research, and that users skim rather than engage in extended reading sessions.
  19. 19. JISC study (UK) found that 60 percent of users surveyed had used eBooks, 46% through their library, and 43% via the Internet.
  20. 20. JISC Collections are running a project called e-books for FE</li></ul>…. recent studies<br />
  21. 21. 450 years of printed books<br />Define academics – I am what I read<br />Sign of success<br />Professional promotion and status<br />Permit extended analysis<br />Occupies a space, identifiable authors, and format is stable<br />
  22. 22. why<br />access to our own collections<br />access to our own digital collections<br />access 24/7 across the university<br />access on the go in real time<br />changing conventions of reading, writing and scholarly publishing<br />
  23. 23. British Library to lend e-book readersPosted in May 20, 2009 ¬ 9:33<br />Dr Stephen Bury, British Library's Head of European and American Collections:  “This is not the end of the book as we know it.  The book in its physical form will remain important for so many reasons, but the incredible versatility of the new e-readers makes them perfect for researchers, allowing easy access to a wealth of information including previously rare and out of print material.  This exhibit gives our researchers a chance to play around with some of the devices currently available, and explore how they can be used to complement existing printed collections in the 21st century.”<br />
  24. 24. Promote consensus<br />invites our researchers to have their say – tell us what they like, what they don't like, and how they feel these new devices will change conventions in the way we read, research and publish<br />
  25. 25. …..when<br />Lack of administrative support delayed start-up<br />Project now underway and brief tour of ebooks during next Department meeting<br />Buy reading devices and try them out<br />
  26. 26. ….. where<br />Included in monthly training seminars for Faculty students and in-house seminars<br />Published on Facebook, Disg webpage, in aNobii<br /> Ensure library is seen as a central, convenient source of extensive eBook content for users who would otherwise turn to the Internet for their eBook searches, i.e., Google Book Search.<br />
  27. 27. …..change and adapt<br />Do away with “dispense” and convert to ebook<br />Encourage change<br />in-progress Department epublications, linked to Sapienza University Press<br />use of new media given the dissemination of scholarly ideas and resources through informal genres which allow for both traditional and community peer review and commentary throughout the lifecycle of a scholarly project<br />different business models<br />

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