Last week I participated in an online Twitter conversation led by Charlotte Abbott at Follow the Reader. When Charlotte asked me to be a guest in the discussion the topic was how to increase ebook adoption in libraries. We knew the topic was going to be interesting when the conversation got intense on twitter before the discussion even got started, summed up here Will E-Books Really Destroy Libraries?
There is a great recap of the Twitter discussion at Follow the Reader, Quest for a Viable Library E-Book Licensing Model. Charlotte has divided the tweets in to category or subject:
- Pay-Per-Circulation E-Book Licensing
- Or Based on Average Circulation?
- Or Staged Release for Library E-Books?
- What about DRM?
- Negotiating E-Book Licenses
- E-Book Usability Issues for Librarians
You can see complete transcripts from WhattheHashTag.
This Twitter conversation was great an intense and I really enjoyed it. I love that it has inspired some blog posts and discussion around library land.
- I am a frustrated eBook (non) user by Sarah Houghton-Jan
- Library eBooks can be Frustrating! by David Lee King
- advocacy and econtent (i’m also a frustrated ebook user)
- eBooks and DRM: libraries advocating for what?
- A Close Shave
- How I Got Over My Issues and Learned to Love eBooks
- Why I Love Kindle Desktop for eBooks
- eBooks and eReaders: There Can Be Only One
- The Time Has Come to Expand the Scope of Conflict for eBooks
- New ebook reader to watch – the Cooler