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

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on February 2, 2011 - 7:46am

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

E-Readers and Libraries by Beth Bouwman

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

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!/group.php?gid=14473239090&v=info

Kindles at the Unquiet Library

eReaders Home Page – Duke University Libraries

Resources Mentioned During This Workshop:



Comments (1)

I asked an IT friend at my

I asked an IT friend at my institution about whether the Google Analytics tracking code could be placed on our pages which are managed in Serena Collage. He said that yes, they can, but he then climbed onto quite a large soapbox about privacy concerns.

He said, "GA is offered to web content providers for free for a reason. It allows GA to track browsing trends individual-by-individual fairly reliably all across the Internet. That is the value they get and they sell, and GA users give that value away for free."

And he went on to note that since our institution promises our web users that we will not track individual browsing habits, it's wrong to let someone else (Google) do the tracking.

I don't think these privacy concerns came up during the webinar (which I thoroughly enjoyed, BTW). Would Char or Paul anyone care to comment about this issue?