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Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent
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Internet Librarian :: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent

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Short presentation given at Internet Librarian 2010 on the use of eReaders at UH Libraries.

Short presentation given at Internet Librarian 2010 on the use of eReaders at UH Libraries.

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  • 1. Libraries eBooks & eContent Billy Hoya Christina Gola Sony eReader / Irish Typepad @ flickr.com
  • 2. <ul><li>Evaluate usability of the Sony eReader, Amazon Kindle, and Kindle App for the iPod Touch. </li></ul>Photos by Eg0n / goXunuReviews / juanpol @ Flickr.com
  • 3. <ul><li>Despite its small size, most people liked the iPod Touch for its backlight, portability, and touch screen. </li></ul>The iPod Touch
  • 4. <ul><li>While the larger display was nice, users were distracted by glare from screen, difficulty navigating, and bulkiness of the units. </li></ul>The Kindle and the eReader
  • 5. <ul><li>How will the iPad and nook change the game? </li></ul><ul><li>Will eReaders replace libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>Will paper books be a thing of the past? </li></ul>What does the future hold for eReaders? Photos from Popular Science, p37 Vol 129 No 2
  • 6. <ul><li>Evaluate NetLibrary eReader Collection and SpringerLink eBooks </li></ul>Photo by Librarian by Day @ Flickr.com
  • 7. <ul><li>Difficult to get books onto eReader, especially if it is already authorized under a Sony Account. </li></ul>NetLibrary eReader Collection
  • 8. SpringerLink eBooks <ul><li>While DRM-Free books are a refreshing change, they are currently only downloadable by chapter or section. Graphics, for the most part, were readable on the Sony eReader. </li></ul>
  • 9. What does the future hold for online content providers? <ul><li>When will DRM go away? </li></ul><ul><li>Will we move away from proprietary book stores? </li></ul><ul><li>What new ways to publish might evolve? </li></ul>
  • 10. Thanks for Listening! Billy Hoya - bghoya@uh.edu Christina Gola - chgola@uh.edu

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