E-books in Denmark

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   Agenda:
    •   1. Who are we?
    •   2. What did we do?
    •   3. What happens in Denmark?
    •   4. What are the perspectives for
        the future?
         1. Who are we?

   Facts about Aarhus Public
    Libraries:
   4.95 mill. loans in 2001
   2.3 mill. visits in 2001
   App. 1000 html documents
   2.1 mill. visits on website in
    2001
    Description of project
        environment

   Project oriented workproces
   Encouraging to individual
    initiatives and ideas
   Development funds
   Participation in national
    projects
      Aarhus as Central
    Library for the County

   Support the county’s libraries
    with know-how
   Support knowledge and
    competencies regarding new
    media
    Background on the e-book project in
       Aarhus or - how it all started


   Act Regarding Library Services in
    Denmark 2000
    • The equality of all media
    • Obligation to qualify in new types of
      media
   Articles and competence
    development
    • Feature in The Library Magazine ‘Danske
      Biblioteker’
    • Our first Rocket e-book
      2. What did we do?

   Project E-teket www.eteket.dk
          Background

   Competence development
   Being on the technological edge
   Obligation as central library
         Rockets for all

   A Rocket for each of the
    county’s libraries
   Digitisation of local historical
    text
   Lending of e-books to the
    patrons
             Website

   Presentation of front-end
    www.eteket.dk
   Presentation of back-end
    www.eteket.dk/indskriv
               Marketing

   Reception/grand opening
   First library in Denmark
   Articles/interviews
   Radio/television
   Internal marketing
   Introductions for the patrons
   Queue talks
   Christmas event in co-operation with
    publisher
   Folders/postcards
                Practice

   Practical considerations
   Rules and conditions
   Titles available
    www.eteket.dk/aarhus/profiler.htm
                Partners

   Faktalink : Articles about popular subjects
   Retsinformation: Fulltext database on Law
   Royal Danish Library: Danish classics
   eForlaget: Contemporary Danish poetry
    and fiction
   Hovedland: Decembers grønne mørke
    (Christmas event)
          Problems and
           Challenges

   Copyright problems
   Number of titles in Danish
   Technical difficulties
   Problems with buying
          Experiences

   Too soon….
   A lot of media hype
   Rockets are too heavy with poor
    screens
   Lack of titles
      3. What happens in
          Denmark?

   Danish e-book centre
   Co-operation with publisher
   Project Downlaan
   E-books at The Danish National
    Library for the Blind
    Danish Resource centre
          for e-books
   Situated in Randers, funded for 2 years (725.000
    Dkr) by Danish National Library Authority
      Purpose of the project

   Investigate the possibilities for e-books
   Investigate the role of the libraries
   Collecting experience about handling and
    lending of e-books
   User investigations
   Test of e-book hardware
   Competence development
   Integration of electronic texts in library
    databases
    What does the Centre do?

   Maintaining the website http://www.e-
    bogscenter.dk/
   Test of new e-book hardware
    - HP Jornada, Rocket eBook Pro, REB 1100,
    Franklin eBookMan, Palm m500 and goReader
   Documenting e-book hardware
   Hotline for Danish libraries about e-books
   Information and lectures
   Arranging e-book conference April 10 2002 in
    Randers
        eBogsCenter.dk

   www.e-bogscenter.dk
   Newsletter, articles
   Documentation, manuals and tests
   Collecting information and
    experiences about e-books
   Free downloads of e-books
   FAQ and link resources
    Lending of Danish e-books from
               Modtryk


   Background: Swedish libraries is lending out e-books
    from the e-book publisher eLib.
   The centre contacts eLib, who is interested in doing a
    pilotproject in co-operation with Danish publisher
   Modtryk (Danish publisher) gets involved and provides 11
    books to the project
   In the spring of 2002 Randers Library will start lending
    out the titles from their homepage www.randersbib.dk.
   Randers Bibliotek has to pay 20 SEK. For each loan plus
    2000 SEK for each title for converting to e-book format.
   eLib do the converting and encryption
   E-books can be borrowed for 5 days or 7.000 minutes.
    Lending of Danish e-books from
               Modtryk


   Format are Acrobat Reader and the e-books can
    only be accessed from a computer.
   It’s not possible to print or copy the e-books.
   eLib is working on a format, that can be read at
    handhelp devices.
   The publisher clears the rights by the authors.
   You have to be a registered patron in Randers to
    borrow.
   Goal: To integrate titles in OPAC
    Lending of Danish e-books from
               Modtryk


The 11 e-book titles are:
   Jan Guillou: Vejen til Jerusalem.
   Jan Guillou: Tempelridderen.
   Jan Guillou: Riget ved vejens ende.
   Jan Guillou: Arven efter Arn.
   Adda Lykkeboe: Balladen om Antonie.
   Sven Sprogø: Dagmar.
   Maria Helleberg: Lille Jens Lund.
   Jytte Borberg: Kunne I mærke, da I blev små?
   Hans-Jørgen Schanz: Menneskerettigheder.
   Rune T. Kidde: Søde Sally Sukkertop og andre ækle
    æventyr 1.
   Anders Johansen: En splint af korset.
More titles to come in 2002
       Project Downlaan -
       www.downlaan.dk
   Integrating e-books in library systems
        Project Downlaan -
        www.downlaan.dk
   Cooperation between Public Library of Copenhagen,
    Aarhus Public Library, DBC and Gyldendal
   Goal:
    • Investigate how to make fair deals with publishers
    • Develop methods to protect the publishers copyright
    • Find technical solutions on how to integrate digital materials
      in the traditional OPAC
    • Study catalogization strategies for e-books
    • Make e-books and other digital material accessible on equal
      terms
   Status:
    • Funding rejected from the Danish Library Authority
    • Working on new financial strategy
   E-books at The Danish
National Library for the Blind

   E-books and accessibility
       E-books at The Danish
    National Library for the Blind

   The current collection of e-books consists of approx.. 400
    titles
   The e-books are sent to the users by Email or floppy
   Can be downloaded directly from the homepage
   Print the text out on Braille printers
   Screen readers and synthetic speech
   Digital Braille display
   Can be converted into large print
   Future:
     • XML sourcefiles can be converted into different
        formats
     • Digital audio books
Further information: www.dbb.dk/English
4. What are the perspectives
       for the future?

   Which role should the library
    play regarding e-books?
   Should libraries lend out e-
    books?
   Selecting and compilating
    content
   User-requested e-books
   The Mobile Library

				
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