1. Unlimited, concurrent electronic editions -but most vendors limit the number of users or the number of connections simultaneously
2. Most e-books are not important to users unless they are as easy to navigate as Amazon.com or O'reilly
3. What are electronic monographs and why do we insist on creating an air of superiority over our users by using words they don't know, don't care about and shouldn't have to be faced with?
4. e-Book and e-journal transactions (again why can't we say what people are really looking for... like articles and books) are about obtaining a piece of information from those document formats. Therefore they should be taggable, snaggable, citation-enabled/enhanced, hyperlinked, cross-ref'd, and full-text searchable and semantically categorized
5. Library users will discover e-Books through search engines. This is a fact. I've watched people actually type "your library's name and the name of the book they are looking for" -into a search box, in a search engine to find a book they need --or an article!
Why is it so hard for librarians to empathize? I'm starting to deeply comprehend why all the great masters are right ;) ...
So I made mistake on a poster for my library ... it has since been corrected. And this poster did not go into production.
So I made mistake on a poster for my library ... it has since been corrected. And this poster did not go into production. Its :) not a big deal and we should remember we all make mistakes in life. It's part of being human.
Nicely said Meredith:
"... The beauty of open source software is not just the cost savings, but that anyone can improve upon the product. Someone at another library may see the same flaws in Koha that you do ... Instead of depending on a faceless company for development, you can benefit from the ingenuity of the community; a community that has the same interests you do in seeing the system be better...."