LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY      Rob Caluori, Director of IT, Westchester Library      System
About Westchester LibrarySystem   38 Public Libraries in Westchester     44   Total Locations   Residents are never mor...
How the Library System Works   Each library has their own Director and Board of    Trustees   Various types of libraries...
Today…         eBooks
People Love eBooks
Publishers like them too…  Printing   Cheaper      New                        Revenue
Here is how it works….   The library system buys eBook licenses   Each license owned = One simultaneous use   If one is...
We got an app for that too…   Apple     iPad     iPod     iPhone   Android Phones and Tablets   Windows Phone   Bla...
eBook Readers too…   Amazon Kindle   B&N Nook   Sony Reader   Kobo   and many    others…
Its getting popular…100,000 80,000 60,000                          2009 40,000                   2010                     ...
Some notes:   All graphics used in this presentation were    original or royalty-free obtained through a    Creative Comm...
Thank you!
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  • North Castle to North SalemMount Vernon to Mount KiscoPelham to Peekskill
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  • People love books Huge growth in the past 2 yearsReuters - 29% of americans now own a devices capabile of being an ereader
  • Its green too
  • http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/03/01/business/01ebook_g.html?ref=media$3.25 on a $26 book – paper, shipping, storage - $0.50 to typeset and digitize for publishing$12 - $16 vs $26 average price3% - 5%According to Juniper Research $3.2 billion in 2011$9.7 billion by 2016
  • eBooks - General

    1. 1. LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY Rob Caluori, Director of IT, Westchester Library System
    2. 2. About Westchester LibrarySystem 38 Public Libraries in Westchester  44 Total Locations Residents are never more than 7 miles from a library Over 1 million unique books, dvd’s and music titles serving over 460,000 cardholders
    3. 3. How the Library System Works Each library has their own Director and Board of Trustees Various types of libraries  School  Association  Municipal  Special District WLS saves libraries money through economies of scale
    4. 4. Today… eBooks
    5. 5. People Love eBooks
    6. 6. Publishers like them too… Printing Cheaper New Revenue
    7. 7. Here is how it works…. The library system buys eBook licenses Each license owned = One simultaneous use If one is unavailable, you can be emailed when it is Member libraries can supplement the collection
    8. 8. We got an app for that too… Apple  iPad  iPod  iPhone Android Phones and Tablets Windows Phone Blackberry
    9. 9. eBook Readers too… Amazon Kindle B&N Nook Sony Reader Kobo and many others…
    10. 10. Its getting popular…100,000 80,000 60,000 2009 40,000 2010 2011 20,000 0 Checkouts
    11. 11. Some notes: All graphics used in this presentation were original or royalty-free obtained through a Creative Commons license This presentation can be viewed on line: Slideshare
    12. 12. Thank you!

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