E-books and E-readers Presented by Virtual Options Coaching & Training
March 6, 2012According to new research fromDigitimes Research, global shipmentsof eReaders are predicted to reach 2million units in the first quarter of 2012,which is down from 9 million, whichshipped during the fourth quarter of2011.
The 2010: E-Book Buyers Guide to E-Book Privacy answers the following questions:ü Can they keep track of book searches, either on their website or on the website of other e-book sources?ü Can they monitor what youre reading and how youre reading it after purchase and link that information back to you? Can they do that when the e-book is obtained elsewhere?ü Does the device have limited compatibility with books not purchased from an associated eBook store?ü Can they keep track of book purchases? Can they track book purchses or acquisitions made from other sources?ü With whom can they share the information collected in non- aggregated form?ü Can they share information outside the company without the customers consent?ü Do they lack mechanisms for customers to access, correct, or delete the information? Source: http://goo.gl/SwsNB
The E-book User’s Bill of Rights* the right to use e-books under guidelines that favor access over proprietary limitations.* the right to access e-books on any technological platform, including the hardware and software the user chooses.* the right to annotate, quote passages, print, and share e-book content within the spirit of fair use and copyright.* the right of the first-sale doctrine extended to digital content, allowing the e-book owner the right to retain, archive, share, and re-sell purchased e-books. Read more at: http://goo.gl/YiTb9
Idea: mention to out-of-state library patrons to find out what e-bookvendor[s] their libraryuses and search for a cheat sheet online.Or ask a librarian for help. Be ready!! http://overdrive.com/files/ ebook-cheat-sheet.pdf
Popular E-book Vendors/ Platforms 3M Cloud Freading Library Gale Virtual Axis 360 Reference Library Blio MyILibrary Books 24X7 OpenLibrary (not a EBL (E-book vendor) Library) OverDrive eBrary Project Gutenberg EBSCO (not a vendor) Safari Books Online
The key is to practice. Use your e- reading device often, explore its functions, and read the FAQs.