From YouTube: NewsMakers: Arlington Library Responds to eBook Boom
Arlington Library Responds to eBook Boom with a training offered to new eReader owners.
Welcome to this edition of newsmakers this december ebook readers such as the nook, the sony and the kindle became this year's favorite gift to give and get within days. The arlington library's collection of ebooks saw a sharp uptick in use. Responding to this trend, library staff scheduled an ebook boot camp for new and sometimes perplexed. Ebook owners.
We're starting to get a lot of questions and we had a feeling that over the christmas holiday questions would be rolling in from our users and we decided. Wouldn't it be great if we could point them towards an event. So everybody could come to one place and talk to real people about the problems they were. Having.
We knew that an increase was coming because of the holidays and because of the new apps. So we were closely watching the titles that we had. We even added titles to our collection the week before christmas and about as quickly as we could add them to the catalog. They were checked out. If you look today, you'll see that 75 of the collection is checked out as we speak. We really just can't keep them in stock fast enough for our users.
Going to be really challenging for us for libraries because we're not going to lose readers of the print they're still going to be that you know they've been predicting the end of the book for how many years now and we've still our book. Our book use goes up every year, but so does our use of the electronics.