A Fantastic Reading List on e-books and e-readers in libraries from Sue Polanka

By Daniel A. Freeman |

On August 4 and August 11, Sue Polanka will present the two-part Workshop, Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library. Our workshop presenters recommend advance readings to encourage learning and focused discussion. Whether you're planning to attend this event or not, check out the reading list Sue has put together--it's a fantastic overview of what librarians need to know about e-books and e-readers right now. You can register for this workshop, at either an individual or group rate at the ALA Store.

Session 1: Purchasing eBooks for Libraries

Acquiring eBooks by Lisa Sibert and Carolyn Morris from No Shelf Required: E‐Books in Libraries by Sue Polanka, pages 95‐124 http://www.alaeditions.org/%20No_Shelf_Chapter_6
Collection Development for E-Books  (E-Book Task Force Tip Sheets) by Anne Behler.

What libraries can do when they buy an ebook

Ebook Summit: Our Ebook Challenge http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/887220-264/ebook_summit_our_ebook_challenge.html.csp

COSLA: eBook Feasibility Study for Public Libraries

E‐book Distributors for the Public and School Library Market http://www.booklistonline.com/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=3070294

In Survey of Academic Librarians and Ebooks, Pointers Toward a Better System

Off The Shelf: eBook Aggregators http://www.booklistonline.com/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=2710528

Session 2: Lending eBook Readers in Libraries

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/files/NoShelfRequired_68-69.pdf

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

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 . UPDATE (Aug 2, 2011): Why We Won’t Purchase More Kindles at The Unquiet Library http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/why-we-wont-purchase-more-kindles-at-the-unquiet-library

eReaders Home Page – Duke University Libraries http://library.duke.edu/ereaders/