Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Ebooks & Elending

Developing a Digital Branch

An Infopeople online course, beginning  24 February – 23 March 2015

Would you like to expand and enhance your library’s online presence? Do you want to build an effective, user-friendly digital branch that is an active online community where customers can interact – with you and with each other?

During this course, you’ll learn:

E-reader revolution creates demand libraries can't meet

Kindles, Nooks and iPads can do many amazing things, but they can’t bump you ahead in line at the Reston Regional Library. In fact, if you want to borrow a book, it may be quicker to put down your sleek new device and head into the stacks.

Checking out e-books without having to leave home — just as you would buy a title online: click and boom, there it is — might be the fastest-growing segment in the library business these days. But the experience is often far from the on-demand satisfaction people have come to expect from their laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Challenging DRM in pursuit of control...

If an e-book lending platform fails or the business that is providing that platform collapses, what happens to the e-books that your library has purchased?  Indeed, how many of us have even thought about the long-term preservation of the e-books we’ve been purchasing?  Granted, the bigger e-lending platforms are offering lease agreements and limited lending options, but have we librarians really thought through the full implications upon entering these contractual agreements?

E-books and challenging conformity

Ahhh e-books:  A swear-word to some; a threat to others; an exciting development for still more.  I’ll be the first to admit, I’m in all three categories, with a previous tendency, certainly until now, to get pretty excited. However, at the moment I’m feeling more threatened than excited…and, although probably more reactionary than cussing, I’m not liking the recent developments that are affecting libraries in the US.

3 Things Your Kindle Can't Do...But Other eReaders Can

Once again New Zealand libraries are fighting to remain relevant, this time in the provision of ebooks.

We've just celebrated the launch of two major ebook lending initiatives and now this has been overshadowed by the sale of Kindle ereaders in New Zealand stores.

Claire Stent - More Ways Librarians Can Make A Difference

Claire Stent reports on a project to digitise the New Zealand Official Yearbooks.

Statistics New Zealand has just launched a web version of the New Zealand Official Yearbooks from 1893-2008, with 2010 being added soon to complete the set. I think my library background helped focus the project on the requirements of the end user and therefore a more useful product.

Sat Mandri and Daniela Dunn - Connect, Collaborate and Share with Tuakiri

Sat Mandri and Daniela Dunn present their paper to the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on the benefits of the Tuakiri system.

Georgi de Stigter - Modern learning started in libraries

Georgi de Stigter presents his paper to the 2014 LIANZA conference on how modern learning relates to libraries

Vanessa Bruell - Is it all about the numbers? Publication impact and metrics

Vanessa Bruell conducts a workshop at the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on the BiblioInformatics service

John Laurie - Digitisation and copyright

John Laurie conducts his presentation to the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on copyright law and how it relates to eBooks and modern reading technologies.


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