Continuing the Conversation: Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library, Session 2

By Daniel A. Freeman |

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
http://www.alaeditions.org/no-shelf-required-pages-88-90

For reference:
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: