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TLN - The Latest on eReaders

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Handout from my presentation about library eBooks, eReaders, & eBooks for the Library Network on October 5, 2011.

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TLN - The Latest on eReaders

  1. 1. The  Latest  on  eReaders  eBooks  in  Libraries:   Subscription Models Short-Term Lending Single-User Access Multi-User Access "Popular" Titles* Reference Titles MARC Records Downloadable Online Access "Ownership" Bestsellers Model** eBooks Models eAudio What Weve Got Overdrive x x x x x x x x x x EBSCO eBooks x x x x x x x x x x x GVRL x x x x x x eBrary x x x x x x x x Tumblebooks x x x x x x What Were Getting 3M eBooks x ? x x ? x ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Axis 360 x ? x x ? x ? x x ? ? x ? (B&T) Freading x ? ? x ? x ? x x* “Popular Titles” include non-reference, non-best sellers**”Ownership” is consider akin to leasing an individual book and does not necessarily reflect ownership of the book itselfeReaders:  Types  of  eReaders:  eInk  (Touch  and  Navigational),  Tablet  (eReaders,  Tablet  Computers,  Handheld  Devices)  Popular  eReaders:   • eInk:  Amazon  Kindle  Keyboard,  Kindle  DX,  Kobo,  B&N  Nook*,   • eInk  Touch:  Kindle  Touch,  B&N  Nook  Touch,  Sony  Reader  Wifi,  Kobo  Touch,  Pandigital  Novel   • Tablet  eReaders:  Kindle  Fire,  B&N  Nook  Color,  Pandigital  Novel  Color   • Tablet  Computers:  iPad,  Xoom,  Pandigital  7   • Handheld  Devices:  iPod  Touch,  iPhone,  Android  Phone,  Blackberry  *  The  Barnes  &  Noble  Nook  (original)  has  an  eInk  screen  (non-­‐touch)  with  a  color  touch  bar  on  the  bottom  eBook  Apps:    Popular  General  eBook  Apps:  Kindle,  iBooks,  Barnes  &  Noble,  Sony  Reader,  Google  Books,  Blio,  Bluefire,  Calibre,  Overdrive,  eBook  search  (searches  free  eBook  sites  for  the  book  you  want)    Fun  eBook  Apps  to  Try:   • “When  I  Grow  Up”:  Weird  Al’s  children’s  book  (06-­‐11)   • “Toy  Story”:  Text,  Audio,  Video,  Coloring  Book,  Interactive  (04-­‐10)   • Morris:    An  app  based  upon  a  movie  short.  Text,  audio,  fun!  (05-­‐11)   • “Pillars  of  the  Earth”:  The  first  example  of  an  interactive  eBook  for  adults  –  video,  audio,  and  text  (07-­‐10)   • “On  the  Road”:    The  full-­‐text  of  Jack  Kerouac’s  book  with  added  features,  video,  audio,  and  images  (06-­‐11)   • “Our  Choice”  by  Al  Gore  –  Best  example  of  an  interactive  eBook  for  adults.  Text,  Video,  Audio,  Interactive  (04-­‐11)     The  Latest  on  eReaders     kabergeron@kabergeron.com   www.kabergeron.com    

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