We just wrapped up the second session of Sue Polanka’s workshop Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library.
Despite the snow, we still had well over 200 people at the workshop. Here are some questions to continue the discussion:
- What type of content are academic libraries making available to students/faculty?
- How do I find out about getting institutional/nonprofit discounts on devices?
- Where do I get the information I need about copyright so I know I’m not infringing?
- How do we protect the rights of the creators without something like DRM?
The Preliminary Readings for this Workshop Were:
May a Library Lend eBook Readers? Peter Hirtle http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/2010/06/may-a-library-lend-e-book-readers.html
E-Readers and Libraries by Beth Bouwman http://www.slideshare.net/bethbouwman/ereaders-and-libraries
The River Forest Public Library Experience with the Kindle by Blaise Dierks from No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries by Sue Polanka , pages 68 -69 http://www.alaeditions.org/no-shelf-required-pages-68-69
The Penn State University SONY E-book Reader Project by Anne Behler, from No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries by Sue Polanka, pages 88 – 90
Facebook Page – Ebook Readers in Libraries http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14473239090#!/group.php?gid=14473239090&v=info
Kindles at the Unquiet Library http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/kindles
eReaders Home Page – Duke University Libraries http://library.duke.edu/ereaders/
Resources Mentioned During This Workshop:
- Wikipedia article on Comparison of eBook Readers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_readers
- Gizmodo: 12 Technologies on the Verge of Extinction: http://gizmo.do/dNbIdO
- Stripping DRM: http://bit.ly/fwfuye
- Why Amazon will Never… http://bit.ly/gVYNT1
- Unquiet Librarian: http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/
- WSU eBook Libguide: http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/content.php?pid=93837&sid=748922
- Duke eBook Program: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/?p=1732
- LJ eBook Reports: http://www.libraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/LJ/info/Reportpurchase.csp
- BlueFire Reader: http://blog.libraryjournal.com/ljinsider/2010/11/12/library-ebooks-on-the-ipadiphone-no-sync-required/