Representatives of the Scientific Library of ZNU attended the webinar "Electronic books and e-reader: challenges for Libraries"
August 20 was the first of a series of webinars on "E-book in the library," which started Ukrainian Library Association (UCA, http://ula.org.ua). 66 Universities and Regional Libraries - association members joined the distance studies event and chat in real time.
Subject of the first webinar - "E-books and e-reader: challenges for Libraries", held it doctor, vice president of ULA Valentina Pashkova (Kyiv). Known in the world of academic library began his speech quite unexpectedly: «In our library occurs a quiet revolution. More recently library were independent. They were free to choose, buy and recommend books, in fact all the books that were published. And then appeared E-books».
In the webinar touched upon the transformation of book, technological change, social issues, the term "e-book" as an electronic document and as the device. Valentina Pashkova offers e-book definition as a set of data (text, sound and moving image) in memory intended for human consumption with the appropriate software and hardware. The lecturer led sales of e-books in the world according to the network Amazon, which in 2012 surpassed sales of paper. 39% of U.S. libraries acquired and issue subscribe to e-readers. 90% of the budget of the university libraries of Great Britain used to "purchase" electronic content. In Ukraine it is illegal to use e-books possible only in the reading room.
Webinar participants suggested questions for discussion at the next webinars: rules, procedures and technological aspects of e-books from the library, the mechanism of acquisition of e-books, how to use e-reader.
Scientific Library invites everyone to the following webinars. The date will be announced. Attached to participate in the discussion of current issues of modern library service!
Deputy Director of the Scientific Library of ZNU