Open Library: Books in Browsers Ignite

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Description of Open Library lending programs and engagement with U.S. State libraries. Authors: George Oates and Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive. Books in Browsers 2011 Ignite Program. See http://bib.archive.org.

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  • Frame the Problem 1: Monopoly
  • Frame the problem 2 - distributed
  • Business Models 1 - Publishers are good at getting good books written and selling them; Libraries are good at buying books then lending them
  • Business Models 2:Be conscious of the monopoly
  • Buy & Lend New eBooks
  • Digitize & Lend Old Books
  • How It Works 1
  • How It Works 2
  • How It Works 3
  • How It Works 4
  • How It Works 5
  • How It Works 6
  • How It Works 7
  • How It Works 8
  • Who’s On Board 1
  • Who’s On Board 2: California, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina50states.com
  • Who’s On Board 2: California, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina50states.com
  • Call To Action 1: Publishers, sell eBooks to libraries directly
  • Call To Action 2: Libraries, digitize & lend your holdings
  • Then we can play!
  • Open Library: Books in Browsers Ignite

    1. 1. Open Librarytowards a business model for publishers and libraries
    2. 2. Books in Browsers Search EnginesReaders Libraries Publishers Booksellers
    3. 3. Publishers sell books. Libraries buy and lend books.
    4. 4. Avoid a Monopolyon eBook Distribution
    5. 5. Buy & Lend New eBooks
    6. 6. Digitize Books then Lend Them
    7. 7. How It Works 1 Openlibrary.org/borrowopenlibrary.org/borrow– 100,000 eBooks available In-Library, 10,000 eBooks available to all
    8. 8. How It Works 2 Openlibrary.org/borrowChoose a book to borrow
    9. 9. How It Works 3 Openlibrary.org/borrowSelect a Format: In-Browser, PDF or ePub
    10. 10. How It Works 4 Openlibrary.org/borrowOpen distribution to any device with a Web Browser
    11. 11. How It Works 5 Openlibrary.org/borrowAccount holders can borrow up to 5 books at once, for up to 2 weeks.
    12. 12. How It Works 6 Openlibrary.org/borrowOne loan per title at any one time.
    13. 13. How It Works 7 Openlibrary.org/borrowOther libraries are contributing titles to the lending library pool, like the Boston Public Library.
    14. 14. openlibrary.org/dev/docs/api/read– Display lendable Open Library titles live in your catalog.
    15. 15. openlibrary.org/libraries – 1,000 libraries in the In-Library lending program in 8 countries
    16. 16. 3 US States have joined the In-Library lending programCalifornia Kansas North Carolina
    17. 17. Today, we’d like to announce that all 50 State Librarians endorse the Open Library lending system.
    18. 18. Publishers:Sell eBooks to librariesdirectly.
    19. 19. Libraries:Buy and lend eBooks,Digitizeand lend ourexisting books.
    20. 20. Building an open libraryand opening up eBookpublishing.

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