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Ebooks Discussion November 12, 2012 Moon Library, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
With thanks to: n Discussion leader: Barbara Stripling, School of n n Information Studies, Syracuse University; President-Elect, American Library Association Inga Barnello, Public Services Librarian, Falcone Library, Le Moyne College Debby Emerson, Executive Director, Central New York Library Resources Council Pamela Mc. Laughlin, Director of Communications and External Relations, Syracuse University Library Alice Pfeiffer, Director, SU Press
With thanks to: n Steve Weiter and Moon Library for hosting n Planners: n Tarida Anantachai n Camille Chesley n Suzanne Preate n Annie Rauh n Uma Sharma n Nancy Turner n Peter Verheyen
With thanks to: n Note taking: Michael Pasqualoni n All who shared comments about their collections and practices, especially Scott Warren and Mary De. Carlo for assistance prior to, and during, the session.
Overview of Current EBook Efforts What is the significance of e-books in our libraries and for our users?
Questions: Collection Development Acquisitions vs. Licensing n Is your library currently acquiring e-books? If so: n n n What is working well in your setting? What do you consider to be the strengths of e-book collections What is not working as well? For the latter, have you implemented a work around you can share? n Do you have thoughts about licensing? What would an ideal licensing model look like?
Questions: Collection Development n Self-publishing: What are the implications for authors of self-publishing e-books/works, in terms of library acquisitions? n User preferences: Are users using different kinds of materials for different purposes (e for scholarly work and p for leisure or vice versa, or “it depends”)? n Patron-Driven: Are you using PDA/DDA (Patron-driven; Demand-driven acquisitions) for e-books? n If so, which options did you implement (short term loans; loading backfiles; selecting manually, etc. )? n Do you have advice for others about the handling of discovery records for demand driven acquisitions?
Questions: Access n How accessible are our e-books? n What are the implications of open source textbooks and MOOCs? n Do you have comments on experiences with mobile access? n What advice would you offer to users? To librarians involved in assisting users, as well as in collections? To authors?
Questions: Management n How are we sharing information about e-books with users? n How are you measuring usage? What other statistics do you think it may be important to gather? n Are your e-book collections being preserved/archived? n Are you using a product specific “back end” – in other words, the ordering/tracking pages provided directly by the vendor? Comments on how this works and interfaces with other systems you have in place?
Regional E-book Initiatives n CLRC and 3 Rs projects n I 2 NY Summit n Connect. NY n Other?
The Future How do we plan and what would we like to see in the future in relation to e-books?
Readings to consider n n American Library Association Public Information Office. (2012, September 24). An open letter to America’s publishers from ALA President Maureen Sullivan [Blog post]. Retrieved from http: //www. pio. ala. org/visibility/? p=3958 Houghton, S. (2012, August 1). I’m breaking up with e. Books (and you can too) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http: //librarianinblack. net/librarianinblack/2012/08/ebookssuckitude. ht ml Revelle, A. , Messner, K. , Shrimplin, A. & Hurst, S. (2012, September). Book lovers, technophiles, pragmatists, and printers: The social and demographic structure of user attitudes toward e-Books. College & Research Libraries 73(5): 420 -429. Retrieved from http: //crl. acrl. org/content/73/5/420. full. pdf+html Rosenblatt, Bill (2012, October 1). Publisher-Library Feud over E-Books Heats Up [Blog post]. Retrieved from http: //copyrightandtechnology. com/2012/10/01/publisher-library-feudover-e-books-heats-up
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