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Presentation by Dylan Baker for the 2010 Region 4 Idaho Library Association Conference on April 6th, 2010.

Presentation by Dylan Baker for the 2010 Region 4 Idaho Library Association Conference on April 6th, 2010.

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  • eBooks & eAudiobooks for the Win! creating a library of the future Dylan Baker Webmaster Ada Community Library [email_address]
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  • Free eBooks
    • Feedbooks
      • feedbooks.com
    • Google Books
      • books.google.com
    • International Children’s Digital Library
      • childrenslibrary.org
    • Project Gutenberg
      • gutenberg.org
  • Free eAudiobooks
    • Books Should Be Free
      • booksshouldbefree.com
    • Librophile
      • librophile.com
    • LibriVox
      • librivox.org
    • Project Gutenberg
      • gutenberg.org
  • NetLibrary
    • eBooks & eAudiobooks
    • Audio playable on
      • computers (NetLibrary Media Center & Windows Media Player)
      • mp3 players (WMA files require Microsoft PlaysforSure )
    • Alternatives
      • OverDrive
  • Live Demo?
  • Playaway
    • Preloaded audiobook
    • One title per player
    • Available in library-friendly packaging
  • Does It Add Up?
    • Playaway Collection @ ACL (as of May ’07)
      • 1 year old
      • 25 playaways
      • 272 circs
        • 10+ avg circs/playaway
      • ~$1,110 cost
        • $4 cost/circ
    • Playaway Collection @ ACL (as of March ’10)
      • 4 years old
      • 211 playaways
      • 2754 circs
        • 13+ avg circs/playaway
      • ~$11,150 cost
        • $4 cost/circ
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  • Amazon Kindle
    • $259 (or $489 for Kindle DX)
    • Supports
      • Unprotected (free) eBooks
      • Amazon’s eBooks (many titles $9.99)
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  • Kindle for PC
    • Free (does not require a Kindle)
    • Access all of Amazon’s eBooks on your computer
    • Barnes & Noble eReader for PC also available for free
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  • Barnes & Noble Nook
    • $259
    • Supports
      • Unprotected (free) eBooks
      • Barnes & Nobles eBooks
      • NetLibrary & OverDrive eBooks
    • Unique “LendMe” feature
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  • Sony Reader
    • $199 (or $299 for Reader Touch)
    • Supports
      • Unprotected (free) eBooks
      • Reader Store eBooks
      • NetLibrary & OverDrive eBooks
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  • Apple iPad
    • $499
    • LCD display (not E Ink)
    • Supports
      • Unprotected (free) eBooks
      • Apple’s iBookstore
  • Resources
    • Calibre
      • free software for viewing & managing eBook
      • converts eBooks files between a variety of formats
      • calibre-ebook.com
    • Comparison of eBook readers
      • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_readers
    • Comparison of eBook formats
      • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats