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Slideshow of our June 27 class including websites and tips on purchasing E-readers and working with Overdrive.

Slideshow of our June 27 class including websites and tips on purchasing E-readers and working with Overdrive.

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    Easing Into  E Reading Easing Into E Reading Presentation Transcript

    • Easing into E-reading
      Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
      Ruby Jones
      Reference Specialist
    • Overview
      Popular E-Readers
      Purchasing an E-reader?
      DRM and Its Limitations
      Checking Out Library E-Books with Overdrive
      Audiobooks with Overdrive Media Console & App
      More Free E-Book Resources
      Questions
    • What is an E-Book?
      E-books are electronic versions of books.
      They can be downloaded from many websites and their text can be displayed on a computer screen, on e-readers, and other mobile devices like smart phones.
    • Popular E-Readers:
      Amazon KINDLE
    • Popular E-Readers:
      Amazon KINDLE
      Barnes & Noble
      NOOK
    • Popular E-Readers:
      Amazon KINDLE
      Barnes & Noble
      NOOK
      Sony READER
    • Popular E-Readers:
      Amazon KINDLE
      Barnes & Noble
      NOOK
      Sony READER
      Borders KOBO
    • Tablets are also E-Readers:
      Apple iPAD
    • Tablets are also E-Readers:
      Apple iPAD
      PandigitalNOVEL
    • Tablets are also E-Readers:
      Apple iPAD
      PandigitalNOVEL
      Motorola XOOM
    • Purchasing an E-Reader?
      Things to Consider:
      Features you would most enjoy & use
      Wireless/3G
      Touchscreen
      Portability/size & weight
      Ability to do other things
    • Purchasing an E-Reader?
      Things to Consider:
      Read Reviews
      Consumer Reports: The Library has a subscription! Ask for help at the reference desk.
      The eBook Reader: A site that reviews e-readers. Also has a good comparison table and suggests e-book stores. http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/
      Cnet.com: A trusted source of information in the world of technology. http://www.cnet.com/
    • Purchasing an E-Reader?
      Things to Consider:
      Research E-book Stores & Media Selection
      Prices
      Selection of books & authors
      File types supported (ePub, AZW, PDF, Mobi)
    • What is ?
      Digital Rights Media: A way publishers protect copyright & prevent pirated copying, burning, distribution.
      Overdrive uses DRM to limit E-book use but also limits which devices work with Overdrive.
      Other e-book stores also use DRM
    • Bring On the E-books!
      What you will need:
      E-books
      Adobe Digital Editions
      Audio books
      Computer with Internet Connection
      Kansas Library Card
      (Ask a Reference librarian)
      Windows Media Player 9 or higher
      Overdrive Media Console
    • Notes Before Beginning:
      Is your device compatible?
      http://overdrive.com/resources/drc/
      Sony Reader users must download the Sony Reader Library beforehand:
      http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/
      Register you e-reader by following the directions included with it. REMEMBER THE EMAIL YOU USE WHEN REGISTERING!
    • Overdrive Media Console
      Use on Computers for:
      Music
      Audiobooks
      Videos
      Download it from:
      http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/
      Overdrive Media Console will prompt you to update your Windows Media player if it hasn’t been already.
      You can also transfer to your mp3 player.
    • Overdrive Media Console App
      Use on these Mobile Devices:
      Android
      Blackberry
      iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
      Windows Mobile
      For more, check compatible device website
      Use for:
      Audiobooks
      E-books
      Download it from:
      Your device’s app store
      http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/
      Will still need to authorize device with Adobe ID
    • Other Sources for FREE books:
      Project Gutenberg
      http://www.gutenberg.org
      Internet Archive
      http://www.archive.org/
      Many Books
      http://www.manybooks.net
      Many major e-reader stores provide free promotional & rotating e-books.
    • Lending Sites! (Nook and Kindle only)
      Book Lending
      http://booklending.com/
      Ebook fling
      http://ebookfling.com/
      Lendle
      http://lendle.me/
    • Ebook Manager/Converter
      If you choose not to use Adobe Digital Editions or your ereader software to manage ebooks or need to convert ebook files: Calibre
      http://calibre-ebook.com/
    • Problems?
      Kansas Audiobooks, Music, and More Troubleshooting
      http://kansas.lib.overdrive.com/82CE76E6-0E09-40C6-978A-DB6FC751DF23/10/378/en/Help.htm
      Call, email, stop by or write on our Facebook wall to ask questions or schedule an appointment.
      http://www.facebook.com/dorothybramlagepubliclibrary
      jclibrary@jclib.org
    • Questions?
      Thank you for attending!