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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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    • 1. eBooks & eAudiobooks for the Win! creating a library of the future Dylan Baker Webmaster Ada Community Library [email_address]
    • 2.  
    • 3.  
    • 4.  
    • 5. Free eBooks
      • Feedbooks
        • feedbooks.com
      • Google Books
        • books.google.com
      • International Children’s Digital Library
        • childrenslibrary.org
      • Project Gutenberg
        • gutenberg.org
    • 6. Free eAudiobooks
      • Books Should Be Free
        • booksshouldbefree.com
      • Librophile
        • librophile.com
      • LibriVox
        • librivox.org
      • Project Gutenberg
        • gutenberg.org
    • 7. NetLibrary
      • eBooks & eAudiobooks
      • Audio playable on
        • computers (NetLibrary Media Center & Windows Media Player)
        • mp3 players (WMA files require Microsoft PlaysforSure )
      • Alternatives
        • OverDrive
    • 8. Live Demo?
    • 9. Playaway
      • Preloaded audiobook
      • One title per player
      • Available in library-friendly packaging
    • 10. 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
    • 11.  
    • 12. Amazon Kindle
      • $259 (or $489 for Kindle DX)
      • Supports
        • Unprotected (free) eBooks
        • Amazon’s eBooks (many titles $9.99)
    • 13.  
    • 14. 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
    • 15.  
    • 16. Barnes & Noble Nook
      • $259
      • Supports
        • Unprotected (free) eBooks
        • Barnes & Nobles eBooks
        • NetLibrary & OverDrive eBooks
      • Unique “LendMe” feature
    • 17.  
    • 18. Sony Reader
      • $199 (or $299 for Reader Touch)
      • Supports
        • Unprotected (free) eBooks
        • Reader Store eBooks
        • NetLibrary & OverDrive eBooks
    • 19.  
    • 20. Apple iPad
      • $499
      • LCD display (not E Ink)
      • Supports
        • Unprotected (free) eBooks
        • Apple’s iBookstore
    • 21. 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

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