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