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843 Digital Future of Public Libraries

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Emily Guhde

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The Digital Future of Public Libraries The Long Tail Going Digital What is a public library? Thrid place Employment Homeless shelter Community partner Defender of free information Summertime activity art center health information place teen haven the original LibraryThing Chris Anderson "By learning to leverage the long tail and eliminating some of the hurdles involved in accessing library materials, libraries will increase their user base. Netflix provides a particularly apt model for libraries." (Ayre, 2007) "Public libraries, on the other hand, have done very little to personalize the online experience of their users." (Ayre, 2007)

Consumers are willing to give Amazon and Google personal information for a better user experience. Are public libraries, so concerned over user privacy, missing the point? musical artists that you might miss @ your library Dynabook- Alan Kay, 1968 Nook (Barnes & Noble) 1 million e-books
Kindle (Amazon) 380,00 e-books
Reader (Sony) 200,000 e-books "Many librarians find difficulty in dealing with digital rights issues related to electronic books in their collections." (Salomon, 2009) Regarding the Google books settlement:
"The library groups were concerned with how Google might address government inquiries on what a specific user is reading online and asked for the development of a privacy policy." (Chadwell, 2009) "If you're being honest with yourself and listen to that small but insistent voice in the back of your brain, you know something nontrivial is afoot." (Janes, 2007) "Sure, We've
Got That!" http://digitalbooks.moldi.org/51D8866B-8E97-41EB-9E0C-B4CCA0177214/10/249/en/Default.htm "And, even after the problems are all worked out, it will still be beneficial to communities for them to pool their money to allow access to content that individuals wouldn’t be able to afford on their own, and libraries can continue to provide that service in the digital world as they always have in the physical world" (Steve Raiteri, AV Guru for Greene County Public Library) e-books e-music e-flicks Digital Downloads
Consortium "One big barrier I see to libraries offering downloadable stuff would be getting the major movie and music companies to allow their catalogs to be included in library download subscription programs – right now they are reluctant to do so, as far as I can tell. The video and music selections that our consortium provides are generally from indie companies." (Steve Raiteri, AV Guru for Greene County Public Library) All the information in the world is useless if you can't find what you're looking for in a timely manner. And here is where the Long Tail concept represents a challenge to libraries trying to develop successful marketing strategies." (Lee, 2007) "Librarians have only a few options, the easiest of which include subscribing to more and more streaming-audio databases as CDs become less available, or--here's one for you-- giving each of our patrons an iTunes gift card so they can download whatever music they need that our library cannot provide. Either way, these are desperate reactions that are not in the best interest of our libraries or our users." (Hoek, 2009) there is hope. offers e-books, goes bankrupt (2002) buys NetLibrary, preserves content, starts Sony Reader Program (2009) buys NetLibrary eBook and eAudio assets from OCLC (2010) Benefits technology education green instant gratification searchable text portability http://paidcontent.org/table/e-reader-comparison-chart/ Are we allowing Apple, Google and Amazon to decide the future of library service? Concerns cost licensing agreements lack of available titles incompatibility privacy EPUB; Audible; Kindle (through app); iTunes;additional formats NA Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC; Native PDF EPUB, eReader, PDFs, MP3s, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP. EPUB, PDF, JPEG, BBeB, TXT, RTF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP , MP3, AAC "Holy Kindle on a jet ski! Kindle ereaders can now go boating!" (from Find eBook Readers Blog) in public libraries . . . book, video and music store OverDrive announces app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
April 21st, 2010 · by spolanka · No Comments

Wow, great news for those of us with Apple devices. OverDrive announced today the availability of their free app – OverDrive Media Console for iPhone – in the iTunes store. Users can now download audiobooks (from their local library or a retail site) via wireless network directly to their Apple device. http://www.audible.com/adbl/site/homepage/AnonHome.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes 51.8% of public libraries offered e-books in 2008 ("American Libraries")
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