E-books

Innovation Canadore
  Charlotte Innerd
     May 2009
Outline
• Ebooks
  – Readers and Formats
  – Ebook Market
  – Buying and Free
  – Audiobooks
• Ebooks and the Library
  – ...
What is an ebook?

“Books comprised of digitized
 text, designed to be read on
 computer screens, ebook
 reading devices o...
Why I like ebooks
• Takes up less space
• Carrying around many books without the
  weight
• Some screens are backlit while...
Ebook Features
•   Keyword searching
•   Copying and pasting
•   Printing
•   Highlighting and Annotating
•   Display can ...
Readers
•                             • Blackberry
    Apple iPod Touch
•                             • eBookman
    Apple...
Ebook formats
ePub                      iSilo
Amazon Kindle             iPod Notes
PDF                       Custom PDF
eR...
Kindle
• Kindle 2.0 and Kindle DX
• Uses Whispernet to connect directly
  through the internet
• Ebooks in kindle format
•...
Publishing Industry
• Sales of Ebooks in August 2008 were up
  82.9% compared to August 2007
• And up 53% for the year bet...
Ebook Sales




http://www.idpf.org/doc_library/industrystats.htm
                    Innerd 2009
Benefits to the Writer
•   No restrictions based on print runs
•   Easier self-publishing
•   Contain links to related mat...
Buying Ebooks
• What format are you going to invest in?
• Is it available as an ebook?
   – Is it available in Canada?
• C...
Free Ebooks
• http://ebooksearchr.googlepages.com/
• http://books.google.com/
• http://www.archive.org/details/texts

• ht...
Google Settlement
• Applies only in the USA
• Mechanism for Google to pay
  rightsholders who can opt out
• Libraries have...
Audio Ebooks
•   Audible
•   netLibrary
•   Publishers sites
•   Free: librivox and talkr.com
•   Issues
    – Format
    ...
Library Benefits
• More than one person can use an ebook at
  the same time
• Access is available when the library buildin...
Library Ebooks come from:
•   NetLibrary
•   Safari
•   OVID
•   American Psychological Association
•   Ebsco
•   eCPS
•  ...
Finding Library Ebooks
• http://www.eclibrary.ca/
   – E-Resources
      • Ebooks

• Many ebooks can also be found through...
NetLibrary




   Innerd 2009
NetLibrary
NetLibrary
References
http://delicious.com/eclinfo/ebooks

http://refworks.scholarsportal.info/refshare?s
  ite=010141091228080000/19...
New Library Blog



http://inkandelectrons.blogspot.com/




               Innerd 2009
“Though we all love books, we must also
  recognize that the paper books our
  profession so adores are just one
  manifes...
Questions?

charloti@nipissingu.ca
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Ebooks May2009

  1. 1. E-books Innovation Canadore Charlotte Innerd May 2009
  2. 2. Outline • Ebooks – Readers and Formats – Ebook Market – Buying and Free – Audiobooks • Ebooks and the Library – Online books – Benefits – Restrictions Innerd 2009
  3. 3. What is an ebook? “Books comprised of digitized text, designed to be read on computer screens, ebook reading devices or portable handheld devices.” Pastore, 2009 Innerd 2009
  4. 4. Why I like ebooks • Takes up less space • Carrying around many books without the weight • Some screens are backlit while others use the eink technology Innerd 2009
  5. 5. Ebook Features • Keyword searching • Copying and pasting • Printing • Highlighting and Annotating • Display can be adjusted • Some ebooks can handle text to voice • Environmental benefits Innerd 2009
  6. 6. Readers • • Blackberry Apple iPod Touch • • eBookman Apple iPhone • • Nokia Txtr 770/N800/N810 • iRex iLiad • Palm • Amazon Kindle • Pocket PC • Bebook • Symbian • Sony Reader • Zaurus • PDA Innerd 2009
  7. 7. Ebook formats ePub iSilo Amazon Kindle iPod Notes PDF Custom PDF eReader RTF mobipocket .prc iPhone PDF mobipocket .mobi iPhone Books app Sony .lrf FictionBook2 PalmDOC zTXT Plucker Rocketbook Innerd 2009
  8. 8. Kindle • Kindle 2.0 and Kindle DX • Uses Whispernet to connect directly through the internet • Ebooks in kindle format • Built-in dictionary • Access to Wikipedia • Not in Canada • Lots of controversy Innerd 2009
  9. 9. Publishing Industry • Sales of Ebooks in August 2008 were up 82.9% compared to August 2007 • And up 53% for the year between August 2007 and August 2008 • In the first 3 months since it release in mid-June (2008), over 2 million EPUB files ...to the Stanza reader. Computers in Libraries, January 2009 Innerd 2009
  10. 10. Ebook Sales http://www.idpf.org/doc_library/industrystats.htm Innerd 2009
  11. 11. Benefits to the Writer • No restrictions based on print runs • Easier self-publishing • Contain links to related material • Can be interactive with audio and video clips added Innerd 2009
  12. 12. Buying Ebooks • What format are you going to invest in? • Is it available as an ebook? – Is it available in Canada? • Can you re-download the book? • How many devices does it support? Innerd 2009
  13. 13. Free Ebooks • http://ebooksearchr.googlepages.com/ • http://books.google.com/ • http://www.archive.org/details/texts • http://www.archive.org/details/nipmasques ofotta00briduoft Innerd 2009
  14. 14. Google Settlement • Applies only in the USA • Mechanism for Google to pay rightsholders who can opt out • Libraries have to pay for access • Creates 3 classes of books: public domain; in-copyright not commercially available; and in-copyright commercially available • Being challenged Innerd 2009
  15. 15. Audio Ebooks • Audible • netLibrary • Publishers sites • Free: librivox and talkr.com • Issues – Format – External device Innerd 2009
  16. 16. Library Benefits • More than one person can use an ebook at the same time • Access is available when the library building is closed • Better support for distance programming • Ability to use them with course management systems (such as Blackboard) • Collaborative tools such as sharing notes and bookshelves Innerd 2009
  17. 17. Library Ebooks come from: • NetLibrary • Safari • OVID • American Psychological Association • Ebsco • eCPS • ArtFL • Oxford UP Reference Innerd 2009
  18. 18. Finding Library Ebooks • http://www.eclibrary.ca/ – E-Resources • Ebooks • Many ebooks can also be found through the Library Catalogue Innerd 2009
  19. 19. NetLibrary Innerd 2009
  20. 20. NetLibrary
  21. 21. NetLibrary
  22. 22. References http://delicious.com/eclinfo/ebooks http://refworks.scholarsportal.info/refshare?s ite=010141091228080000/190-95- 8SKCK7156109/ebooks Innerd 2009
  23. 23. New Library Blog http://inkandelectrons.blogspot.com/ Innerd 2009
  24. 24. “Though we all love books, we must also recognize that the paper books our profession so adores are just one manifestation of a storage technology for stories and information.” Christopher Harris Innerd 2009
  25. 25. Questions? charloti@nipissingu.ca

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