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Ebooks in libraries

  1. 1. December 2005 State Library of Kansas created the Kansas Library Collaborative. State Library of Kansas subscribed to OverDrive for downloadable content service and utilization of the OverDrive platform.
  2. 2. December 2005 State Library of Kansas created the Kansas Library Collaborative. State Library of Kansas subscribed to OverDrive for downloadable content service and utilization of the OverDrive platform.
  3. 3. December 2005 State Library of Kansas created the Kansas Library Collaborative. State Library of Kansas subscribed to OverDrive for downloadable content service and utilization of the OverDrive platform. State Library continued to renew the OverDrive contract every two years.
  4. 4. April 2010 State Library of Kansas began contract renewal negotiations with OverDrive.
  5. 5. September 2010 OverDrive presented a renewal proposal with an approximate 700% fee increase and removal of ownership of titles purchased.
  6. 6. September 2010 OverDrive presented a renewal proposal with an approximate 700% fee increase and removal of ownership of titles purchased. Final Terms included: an increase in annual platform cost from $10,500 to $75,000. the condition that Kansas would lose all purchased content if Kansas did not continue to use the OverDrive platform.
  7. 7. September 2010 OverDrive presented a renewal proposal with an approximate 700% fee increase and removal of ownership of titles purchased. Final Terms included: an increase in annual platform cost from $10,500 to $75,000. the condition that Kansas would lose all purchased content if Kansas did not continue to use the OverDrive platform.
  8. 8. September 2010 OverDrive presented a renewal proposal with an approximate 700% fee increase and removal of ownership of titles purchased. Original Contract Stipulated: OverDrive would “cooperate" with the State Library of Kansas to move content to another platform server, however, there was a suggestion that SLK had to get permission from the publishers to accomplish this.
  9. 9. January 2011 State Library of Kansas began looking for replacement platforms.
  10. 10. January 2011 State Library of Kansas began looking for replacement platforms. 3M Cloud Library OneClickdigital Audiobooks
  11. 11. May 2011 – November 2011 State Library of Kansas started working to get publisher permission to transfer purchased content from OverDrive to our new platform.
  12. 12. May 2011 – November 2011 State Library of Kansas started working to get publisher permission to transfer purchased content from OverDrive to our new platform. Approximately 170 publishers were contacted by letter. A series of 3 letters were sent out and our 4th letter was sent from the Attorney General’s office.
  13. 13. May 2011 – November 2011 State Library of Kansas started working to get publisher permission to transfer purchased content from OverDrive to our new platform. Approximately 170 publishers were contacted by letter. A series of 3 letters were sent out and our 4th letter was sent from the Attorney General’s office.
  14. 14. May 2011 – November 2011 State Library of Kansas started working to get publisher permission to transfer purchased content from OverDrive to our new platform. This effort resulted in: permission to transfer 3,810 items.
  15. 15. November 2011 State Library of Kansas started offering OneClickdigital audiobooks.
  16. 16. December 2011 State Library of Kansas contract ended with OverDrive.
  17. 17. December 2011 – January 2012 State Library of Kansas went 6 weeks with no ebook content while transitioning from OverDrive to 3M.
  18. 18. December 2011 – January 2012 State Library of Kansas went 6 weeks with no ebook content while transitioning from OverDrive to 3M. Prior to this the State Library: added 49 books to Internet Archives gaining access to free ebooks for all Kansas residents. promoted Project Gutenberg and other free ebook collections.
  19. 19. December 2011 – January 2012 State Library of Kansas went 6 weeks with no ebook content while transitioning from OverDrive to 3M. Prior to this the State Library: added 49 books to Internet Archives gaining access to free ebooks for all Kansas residents. promoted Project Gutenberg and other free ebook collections.
  20. 20. January 2012 State Library of Kansas started offering ebooks through 3M.
  21. 21. April 2012 State Library of Kansas announced it would partner with the ebook seller Bilbary to facilitate patrons wishing to buy ebooks.
  22. 22. July 2012 State Library of Kansas joined Califa, a network making strides to create a multi-state ebook ownership model. State Library of Kansas started looking at Baker & Taylor’s digital media library, Axis 360 platform.
  23. 23. July 2012 State Library of Kansas joined Califa, a network making strides to create a multi-state ebook ownership model. State Library of Kansas started looking at Baker & Taylor’s digital media library, Axis 360 platform.
  24. 24. July 2012 State Library of Kansas began advocating for library users.
  25. 25. July 2012 State Library of Kansas began advocating for library users.Amazon Kindle flier designedfor libraries to display, encouragingpatrons to email Amazon theirdisappointment in lack of ebooklending compatibility.
  26. 26. October 2012 State Library of Kansas launches community Facebook page revealing the unfair restrictions Big 6 publishers are placing on ebooks in libraries and the titles affected. www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  27. 27. November 2012 Sent a press release highlighting the community Facebook page built to bring librarians and library users together and show that they are aware of the gaps on their digital shelves and are mindful of the publishers responsible. Story featured in the Wichita Eagle and other newspapers Library Link of the Day www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  28. 28. November 2012 Sent a press release highlighting the community Facebook page built to bring librarians and library users together and show that they are aware of the gaps on their digital shelves and are mindful of the publishers responsible. Story featured in the Wichita Eagle and other newspapers Library Link of the Day www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  29. 29. November 2012 Sent a press release highlighting the community Facebook page built to bring librarians and library users together and show that they are aware of the gaps on their digital shelves and are mindful of the publishers responsible. Story featured in the Wichita Eagle and other newspapers Library Link of the Day www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  30. 30. Goals of Facebook Page Create a community of awareness, bringing attention to the titles publishers are refusing to sell to libraries, price gouging or limiting checkouts per copy purchased. Make publishers more accountable for unfair e-book lending practices. Build an audience that includes library users (who are also avid ebook buyers) large enough to make an impact on the ebook lending landscape. www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  31. 31. Goals of Facebook Page Create a community of awareness, bringing attention to the titles publishers are refusing to sell to libraries, price gouging or limiting checkouts per copy purchased. Make publishers more accountable for unfair e-book lending practices. Build an audience that includes library users (who are also avid ebook buyers) large enough to make an impact on the ebook lending landscape. www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  32. 32. Goals of Facebook Page Create a community of awareness, bringing attention to the titles publishers are refusing to sell to libraries, price gouging or limiting checkouts per copy purchased. Make publishers more accountable for unfair e-book lending practices. Build an audience that includes library users (who are also avid ebook buyers) large enough to make an impact on the ebook lending landscape. www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  33. 33. What can you do?“Like” www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks and become an active member bycommenting, sharing and encouraging your patrons to do the same. The largerthe number, the greater the impact. kslib.info | 785.296.3296 | jo.budler@library.ks.gov www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks www.facebook.com/statelibraryofkansas

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