eBooks & eAudiobooks for the Win! creating a library of the future Dylan Baker Webmaster Ada Community Library [email_addr...
 
 
 
Free eBooks <ul><li>Feedbooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>feedbooks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Books </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Free eAudiobooks <ul><li>Books Should Be Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>booksshouldbefree.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Librophil...
NetLibrary <ul><li>eBooks & eAudiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Audio playable on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>computers (NetLibrary Me...
Live Demo?
Playaway <ul><li>Preloaded audiobook </li></ul><ul><li>One title per player </li></ul><ul><li>Available in library-friendl...
Does It Add Up? <ul><li>Playaway Collection @ ACL (as of May ’07) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
 
Amazon Kindle <ul><li>$259 (or $489 for Kindle DX) </li></ul><ul><li>Supports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprotected (free) eBo...
 
Kindle for PC <ul><li>Free (does not require a Kindle) </li></ul><ul><li>Access all of Amazon’s eBooks on your computer </...
 
Barnes & Noble Nook <ul><li>$259 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprotected (free) eBooks </li></ul></ul...
 
Sony Reader <ul><li>$199 (or $299 for Reader Touch) </li></ul><ul><li>Supports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprotected (free) eB...
 
Apple iPad <ul><li>$499 </li></ul><ul><li>LCD display (not E Ink) </li></ul><ul><li>Supports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprote...
Resources <ul><li>Calibre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>free software for viewing & managing eBook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conv...
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Presentation by Dylan Baker for the 2010 Region 4 Idaho Library Association Conference on April 6th, 2010.

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