Digital Evolution

Staff Tools & Resources

If libraries are going have eBooks and other eStuff, library staff will have to manage them.
The documents on this page are resources library staff can use to make that job easier.
Some point to sources of eBooks.  Some assist with planning and cost management.
(See the Cheat Sheets page on this site for more useful tools.)
If you have tools of your own--or suggestions for some--send me email.
                                                                      --Al Carlson
ĉ AdobeDigitalEditionsandPublicAccessPCs.doc
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How to install and use Adobe Digital Editions for EPUB eBooks. Covers the process, the advantages, the pitfalls, and the workarounds.   35k v. 5 Mar 12, 2012, 10:45 AM Al Carlson
ĉ Cheatsheet-OverDrivetoKindle.doc
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How to put an OverDrive eBook onto a Kindle or a Kindle App for a PC, iPad, Droid, etc.  25k v. 1 Sep 22, 2011, 7:38 AM Al Carlson
ć eBookEvolutionandLibraries12-10-11.ppt
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The PowerPoint presentation for the December, 2011, NEFLIN webinar.  16840k v. 1 Dec 10, 2011, 10:48 AM Al Carlson
ĉ eBookTreebookCostComparison.doc
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A guide to using the "Ebook vs treebook costs.xls" spreadsheet on this page.    25k v. 6 Jun 28, 2011, 6:48 AM Al Carlson
Ĉ Ebookvstreebookcosts.xls
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Example spreadsheet comparing costs of acquiring and keeping an eBook vs a hard copy book.  35k v. 1 Jun 28, 2011, 6:47 AM Al Carlson
ĉ KindlesforLibraries.doc
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Lending Kindles to patrons? In some environments, this can work very well. Here is a summary.  25k v. 2 Sep 27, 2011, 11:33 AM Al Carlson
ĉ LibraryIdeaseBooks.doc
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Concept and contact information for a new vendor selling eBooks to libraries  26k v. 1 Jun 28, 2011, 6:10 AM Al Carlson
ĉ LibraryModelsfortheeReadingFuture.doc
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EBooks change the way we think of books. So, we need to change the way we think of libraries. Here are a few ideas.  36k v. 2 Mar 12, 2012, 11:04 AM Al Carlson
ĉ OverDrive and eReaders.doc
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A really brief guide to using OverDrive efficiently and avoiding eReader confusion and frustration.  29k v. 2 Apr 2, 2012, 6:13 AM Al Carlson
ĉ Putting Penguins into Kindles.doc
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How to put an OverDrive ebook published by Penguin onto a Kindle by using the USB cable. (Penguin does not allow WiFi transfer to a Kindle of titles they publish.)  27k v. 2 Feb 13, 2012, 8:31 AM Al Carlson
ĉ UseLibraryPCtodownloadEPUBebooks.doc
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How to use library PC's to download EPUB e-books and get around Adobe Digital Editions' constraints.  31k v. 2 Feb 2, 2012, 12:07 PM Al Carlson