[Why] Ebooks

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A presentation to UNM librarians to consider if ebooks are valuable and what kinds of collections might be good additions.

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  • Digilibraries.com is one of biggest online eBook stores, where one can find over 20'000 eBooks. Digilibraries.com was created by readers for readers; all eBooks are absolutely FREE to download without any payments, advertisements or delays. All eBooks are in high quality, so visit http://www.digilibraries.com and try our offer.
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  • We should emphasize the BOOK in ebooks.
  • Why are ebooks a valuable addition to the library collection.
  • They are accessible to library users who are far away.
  • They are accessible to library users whenever they are needed.
  • They save the library space and allow the collection to grow.
  • They provide new methods of discovering information and saving it.
  • Interest in ebooks is growing because of the release of new reader devices like the Kindle and the Sony Reader
  • Ebooks are at least as popular as Madonna (according to Google Trends).
  • Students often use ebooks when they are available.
  • The University of Texas found ebooks to be a good value for the library collection.
  • What are ebooks?
  • It’s complicated.
  • This is a matrix I made to illustrate the different aspects of “ebookness.”
  • Libraries usually offer ebooks through a web-based platform. There are many different ebook platforms.
  • Ebrary is one of the platforms that is available to UNM.
  • Ebrary hosts the archive of American Libraries.
  • There are various tools available on the Ebrary platform.
  • Tools include external resources like dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Ebrary is available in various collections.
  • Collections
  • EBL is another ebook platform.
  • It has an advanced search interface.
  • A search results page.
  • The contents of a particular book.
  • Paging through the book.
  • Printing
  • Downloading to a mobile device.
  • Using an EBL book with Adobe Digital Editions.
  • What questions do we need to ask before we license an ebook collection?
  • Should we purchase books outright or lease and rent them?
  • Is mobility and downloading important?
  • Do we want to pay a flat fee or by the use?
  • Are packages useful?
  • Could we mix and match various approaches.
  • More questions?
  • [Why] Ebooks

    1. 1. Ebook<br />eBOOK<br />
    2. 2. why?<br />
    3. 3. distance<br />
    4. 4. time<br />
    5. 5. space<br />
    6. 6. discovery<br />
    7. 7. trends<br />
    8. 8. madonna<br />
    9. 9. 31%<br />students<br />“often use ebooks throughout the research process”<br />
    10. 10. Ten Year<br />cost-per-use<br />Printed books<br />$6.48 - $28.57<br />E-books<br />$.58 - $3.78<br />University of Texas<br />
    11. 11. what?<br />
    12. 12. it’s complicated<br />
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    14. 14. Publishers<br />Overdrive<br />NetLibrary<br />MyiLibrary<br />Ebrary<br />EBL<br />
    15. 15. MyiLibrary<br />Ebrary<br />EBL<br />
    16. 16. Ebrary<br />WGU offer<br />patron tools<br />YBP<br />
    17. 17. EBL<br />flexible plans<br />download<br />YBP<br />
    18. 18. MyiLibrary<br />GWLA offer<br />patron-driven<br />
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    34. 34. questions<br />
    35. 35. rent?<br />own?<br />
    36. 36. mobility<br />
    37. 37. by the drink?<br />
    38. 38. package?<br />
    39. 39. mix ‘n match?<br />

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