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Ereaders and Public Libraries GRC

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July 12, 2012 presentation on eReaders in Public Libraries. Includes a bit about how eInk works as well as what uses eReaders are and could be put to in public libraries.

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Ereaders and Public Libraries GRC

  1. 1. eReaders and Public Librariesa GRC presentation by Sarah Felkar July 12, 2012, NCB 293
  2. 2. Outline•What are they?•How do they work?•Why are we interested?•What are Public Libraries doing?•What could they be doing?•How can this help you?
  3. 3. What are eReaders?
  4. 4. How do they work?from: E-Ink Technology: http://www.eink.com/technology.html
  5. 5. Why are we interested?
  6. 6. What are Public Libraries doing?
  7. 7. WVML Kindle & Packaging
  8. 8. WVML eBook & eReader Wiki
  9. 9. Kitchener PLs eReader Help Centrehttp://www.kpl.org/ebranch/download-help.html
  10. 10. LPL Gadget Event
  11. 11. Terrace PL Download station
  12. 12. Library Live (LiLi) from FVRLFrom: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/library-services/meet-the-bookless-mobile/
  13. 13. Origin Instruments, Pagebot: http://www.orin.com/access/pagebot/
  14. 14. Other Activities•Lending other eReaders and tablets•Information Sessions•All day petting zoo open houses•Instructional Videos•Information Sheets
  15. 15. What could we be doing?•Use eReaders as a tool for facilitating ILL•Reluctant readers•Language Learning•Document Delivery•Storytime?
  16. 16. How can this help you?•Digital Literacy skills o Know how to use o Know where to find help o Learn tricks to help you later onFor those with research in mind:•Adoption rates•Usage Patterns•Usability and Accessibility
  17. 17. What else would you like to know?

July 12, 2012 presentation on eReaders in Public Libraries. Includes a bit about how eInk works as well as what uses eReaders are and could be put to in public libraries.

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