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Introducing the Book as iPad App

  1. 1. Introducing the Book as iPad App ALA webinar July 23, 2012 Nicole Hennig MIT Libraries
  2. 2. Today’s talk • What is a book app? • Why should librarians care? • Future of reading is here: a. New ways to browse & search b. Visual & audio enabled learning c. Social interaction • Online course preview • Resource listhttp://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/resources.html
  3. 3. What is a book app? NOT: - just text - Kindle or iBooks ebooks - PDF ebook- a stand-alone app for smartphone or tablet- takes advantage of features of the device, such asaudio, animation, zoom, geo-location and more
  4. 4. Example
  5. 5. London: A City Through Timehttp://j.mp/londonapp2YouTube 1:51 minutes
  6. 6. Digital DivideBut what about?- people who can’t afford iPads- people in without connectivity- people with disabilities
  7. 7. Donationshttp://www.mactrast.com/2011/09/apple-donates-thousands-of-ipads-to-volunteer-teachers-in-low-income-areas/
  8. 8. SchoolsprovidingiPadshttp://hereandnow.wbur.org/2012/03/23/schools-textbooks-ipad
  9. 9. Grants http://billingsgazette.com/news/state- and-regional/montana/business-gives-to- scobey-schools-for-ipads/
  10. 10. Cell phones indevelopingworldhttp://dsc.discovery.com/technology/tech-10/cell-phones-help-nations.html
  11. 11. Africahttp://www.un.org/en/africarenewal/vol17no3/173tech.htm
  12. 12. Cell phones, not computershttps://chronicle.com/article/Laura-Czerniewicz/130937/
  13. 13. Tabletshttp://www.itproportal.com/2012/05/15/one-tablet-per-child-technology-making-a-difference/
  14. 14. Solar panels Kids learn on their ownhttp://www.itproportal.com/2012/05/15/one-tablet-per-child-technology-making-a-difference/
  15. 15. Success stories of children with disabilitieshttp://bridgingapps.org/2012/05/ivans-story/
  16. 16. Success stories of children with disabilitieshttp://bridgingapps.org/2012/05/ivans-story/
  17. 17. “There is no benefit in giving kids iPads in school if youdont change school.” You cannot replace the Model T model of education with an iPad if you still believe learning can be produced by assembly line standards and standardization. - Cathy Davidson http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/11092746/article-In-schools--are-iPads- anything-but-a-toy-
  18. 18. Brain science & learninghttp://mitpress.mit.edu/books/full_pdfs/Future_of_Thinking.pdfhttp://www.cathydavidson.com/
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joepemberton/4831122143/in/photostream/
  20. 20. The mission of libraries The mission of a library is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in the community. - R. David Lankes Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World
  21. 21. Apps: facilitating knowledge creation
  22. 22. Apps: facilitating knowledge creation
  23. 23. Apps: facilitating knowledge creation
  24. 24. Librarians should be “app-literate”
  25. 25. The future of reading- shifting boundaries- innovation- enabling better learning andunderstanding
  26. 26. Some interesting aspects of book apps- different ways to browse & search- visual & audio enabling learning- social interaction
  27. 27. different ways to browse & search
  28. 28. How far into the book?
  29. 29. InklingTextbooks
  30. 30. Inkling
  31. 31. Inkling
  32. 32. Inklingtextbooks
  33. 33. Inkling how much is left?
  34. 34. Inkling how much is left? page numbers that match print edition
  35. 35. Inkling
  36. 36. Inkling
  37. 37. Web versionhttps://www.inkling.com/
  38. 38. BrowsingPopular Mechanics
  39. 39. BrowsingPopular Mechanics
  40. 40. BrowsingPopular Mechanics Color-coded sections
  41. 41. Browsing by location
  42. 42. Browsing by location
  43. 43. Browsing by location
  44. 44. Browsing by timeline
  45. 45. London: a city through time • Read the complete text of the London Encyclopedia, the 1000-page monster source book. • 2,000 rare prints, works of art and photos. • 35 documentaries from the Pathé archive. • 71 zoomable panoramas of the capital at various points in history. These are gyro-controlled and swivel around the viewpoint as you turn on the spot. • 20 ‘spinnable’ artefacts from the Museum of London, allowing you to get closer than in the museum itself. • Audio tours from Blue Badge guides. • A ‘my London’ section in which famous Londoners reveal their favourite parts of town.
  46. 46. Different ways to search
  47. 47. Voice search
  48. 48. Voice search by Dragon Nuance, makers of Dragon Dictation
  49. 49. Voice search
  50. 50. Voice search
  51. 51. Visual searchvideo demo: http://j.mp/leafsnap2
  52. 52. Leafsnap
  53. 53. Leafsnap
  54. 54. Leafsnap
  55. 55. Leafsnap
  56. 56. Leafsnapbrowse by location
  57. 57. Visuals that enable learning
  58. 58. Informative visuals
  59. 59. Informative visuals
  60. 60. Informative visuals
  61. 61. Informative visuals
  62. 62. Informative visuals
  63. 63. Informative visuals
  64. 64. Informative visuals
  65. 65. Informative visuals
  66. 66. Visuals you can touchHeart Pro III
  67. 67. Visuals you can touchHeart Pro III
  68. 68. Visuals you can touchHeart Pro III
  69. 69. Visuals you can touchHeart Pro III
  70. 70. Visuals you can touchHeart Pro III
  71. 71. Visuals you can touchHeart Pro III video demo: http://j.mp/heartpro2
  72. 72. Audio that enables learning
  73. 73. Audio learning
  74. 74. Audio learning
  75. 75. Audio learning
  76. 76. Audio learning
  77. 77. Audio learning
  78. 78. Audio learning
  79. 79. Audio learning
  80. 80. Audio learning
  81. 81. innovation in visual & sound design
  82. 82. Graphic novels
  83. 83. Graphic novels
  84. 84. Graphic novels
  85. 85. Graphic novels
  86. 86. Graphic novels
  87. 87. Zoom and swipe
  88. 88. Zoom and swipe
  89. 89. Double tap
  90. 90. Innovative layering & sound designvideo, 1:13 minhttp://www.cognitocomics.com/operationajax/
  91. 91. Social interaction
  92. 92. Social interactionInkling textbooksFollow anyone using yourbook, see their notes andhighlights in real time, createrunning discussionsanywhere, and star the mosthelpful notes.
  93. 93. Creating interactive books
  94. 94. much more to explore
  95. 95. Much more to explore helping readers understandmemory aids• character notes • better endnotes• timelines • adaptive learning systems• quizzes • peer-to-peer help• notes/highlighting • author-to-reader help active pictures new layouts • panning & zooming • infinite canvas • augmented reality • variable sized viewports • multi-state photos • stories that scroll • interactive charts • hands-free page turningaudio• sounds & soundtracks• audio captions• language learning Adapted from Breaking the Page
  96. 96. Much more to explore new forms • pop-up pages • multiple points of entry communal compositions • location-aware texts • text mashups • transmedia • curated collections • crowd-sourced compositions • networked collectionsshort-form content• piecemeal prose• shortform content personalization • be the narrator • adaptive content marketing tools • build your own book • new kinds of covers • book trailers • sneak peaks Adapted from Breaking the Page
  97. 97. Librarians should be “app-literate”
  98. 98. Want to learn more?Take the onlinecourse in October http://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/
  99. 99. Book as iPad App course4 weeks, online, starts October 15• week 1: introduction and definitions.• week 2: fiction & nonfiction titles: science, history, art/architecture, photography, cooking• week 3: childrens books and graphic novels (all ages)• week 4: innovation and user experience trends, service ideas for libraries, keeping up, further resources
  100. 100. Book as iPad App course • video lectures • readings • discussion forum • community of other librarians • optional: write your own app reviews for our private class blog
  101. 101. Book as iPad App course Why take it? • become familiar with some of the best books apps • get a better understanding of these apps • learn where to look for reviews, what to include when writing your own reviews • generate ideas for creative programs and services
  102. 102. See also:http://apps4librarians.com/
  103. 103. Sign up to hear about future courses http://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/
  104. 104. Free resource list • Books and articles • Publishers to follow • Best book appshttp://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/resources.html
  105. 105. Nicole Hennighennig@mit.eduhttp://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/http://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/resources.html

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