eBook rEvolution<br />Presented by: Dr. Susan C. Hines, Director Delta State University<br />April 14, 2010<br />Session I...
Session Description<br />2<br />Session ID 1184<br />For the last few years, Amazon, Sony, Barnes and Noble, and Apple hav...
Reading Devices<br />This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007®<br />Sample slides with instructions have b...
Bookstores and Repositories<br />This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007®<br />Sample slides with instruc...
Formats and File Types<br />This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007®<br />Sample slides with instructions...
eBook Advantages<br />6<br />Session ID 1184<br /><ul><li> Comfortable new reading devices
More booksellers and vendors
A variety of supported formats
Near-instant delivery
 Lower book and textbook prices
Free ebooks in the public domain
Portable -- devices and computer files
Multi-platform, redundancy
 Customizable (resizing, back-lighting)
 Media facilitation (hypertext, hypermedia)
 Concordance- and search-ready
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eBook rEvolution

  1. 1. eBook rEvolution<br />Presented by: Dr. Susan C. Hines, Director Delta State University<br />April 14, 2010<br />Session ID 1184 <br />
  2. 2. Session Description<br />2<br />Session ID 1184<br />For the last few years, Amazon, Sony, Barnes and Noble, and Apple have renewed the reading publics’ interest in ebooks. The creation of comfortable and convenient devices (Kindles, Readers, Nooks, iPads) that allow for the easy purchasing, storing and manipulation of digital texts have caught the attention of some serious bibliophiles. When it takes just a few days to convert a first-edition owning English professor (from paper to plastic), the power of the technology is self-evident. The power to offer students huge savings on printed textbook costs is also self-evident, but, unfortunately, rarely pursued on college and university campuses. This presentation will examine the reasons why ebook technologies are not more widely adopted on campus; it will also outline a few plans that may assist individuals, departments, and institutions in moving toward less expensive, more efficient paperless solutions.<br />
  3. 3. Reading Devices<br />This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007®<br />Sample slides with instructions have been added for you as a guide<br />The rules of etiquette slide is optional – feel free to edit or delete<br />3<br />Session ID 1184<br />Barnes<br />& Noble<br />Amazon<br />Kindle<br />Nook<br />Sony<br />Apple<br />iPad<br />Reader<br />
  4. 4. Bookstores and Repositories<br />This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007®<br />Sample slides with instructions have been added for you as a guide<br />The rules of etiquette slide is optional – feel free to edit or delete<br />4<br />Session ID 1184<br />
  5. 5. Formats and File Types<br />This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007®<br />Sample slides with instructions have been added for you as a guide<br />The rules of etiquette slide is optional – feel free to edit or delete<br />5<br />Session ID 1184<br />.pdb<br />.rtf<br />.mobi<br />.html<br />.txt<br />.azw<br />.pkg<br />.lrf<br />.pdf<br />.rb<br />.epub<br />
  6. 6. eBook Advantages<br />6<br />Session ID 1184<br /><ul><li> Comfortable new reading devices
  7. 7. More booksellers and vendors
  8. 8. A variety of supported formats
  9. 9. Near-instant delivery
  10. 10. Lower book and textbook prices
  11. 11. Free ebooks in the public domain
  12. 12. Portable -- devices and computer files
  13. 13. Multi-platform, redundancy
  14. 14. Customizable (resizing, back-lighting)
  15. 15. Media facilitation (hypertext, hypermedia)
  16. 16. Concordance- and search-ready
  17. 17. Built-ins (dictionary, screen-reader)
  18. 18. Cross-reading and annotating
  19. 19. May be better for the environment
  20. 20. May be better for the book author</li></li></ul><li>eBook Obstacles<br />7<br />Session ID 1184<br /><ul><li> Expense of ebook reading devices
  21. 21. Proliferation of buying and format options
  22. 22. Discomfort with/mistrust of new technologies
  23. 23. Textbook availbility
  24. 24. Pedagogy and citation issues
  25. 25. Academic freedom issues
  26. 26. Student behavior issues
  27. 27. Copyright and authorship concerns
  28. 28. Role of university library
  29. 29. University bookstore earnings
  30. 30. eBook durability
  31. 31. Changing technologies
  32. 32. May be worse for the environment
  33. 33. May be worse for the book author</li></li></ul><li>eBook Headlines<br />8<br />Session ID 1184<br />
  34. 34. Education in a Bad Economy<br />9<br />Session ID 1184<br />University<br />Tuition<br />UniversityFunding<br />
  35. 35. Mitigating Student Expenses<br />10<br />Session ID 1184<br />University<br />Tuition<br />Student<br />Textbooks<br />
  36. 36. Highs and Lows<br />11<br />Session ID 1184<br />$100.00<br />New<br />$50.00<br />Used<br />Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.<br />$32.00<br />Rented<br />$0.00<br />eBook<br />
  37. 37. Talking to Faculty<br />12<br />Session ID 1184<br />Some faculty members may be using an ebook reading device already. <br />It’s good to identify thesepeople. They are already sold on electronic texts. Just ask them what they’re reading and how much money they’re saving.<br />What texts are served up<br />on your ereading device?<br />Others can be hostile.<br />The book is a venerable<br />artifact, after all -- the key to<br />education as we know it.<br />
  38. 38. Disciplined Numbers<br />13<br />Session ID 1184<br />The table below reflects what typical English majors with a communications minor might spend on their discipline-related textbooks in the course of a four-year undergraduate degree. Students buying mostly new textbooks spend more than $1,000 than their ereading counterparts.<br />
  39. 39. Reading On the Monitor<br />14<br />Session ID 1184<br />Most of us are already experienced<br />ereaders, though we read differently<br />here, at our desks, in front of our<br />computer screens.<br />The multi-tasking, Internet-connected<br />computer promotes an interrupted,<br />surface reading rather than a solitary,<br />deep reading.<br />
  40. 40. Questions and Answers<br />15<br />Session ID 1184<br />
  41. 41. Survey and Contact Information<br />16<br />Session ID 1184<br />Thank you for your time and interest!<br />Please complete the online<br />class evaluation form:<br />Session ID 1184.<br />Dr. Susan C. Hines<br />shines@deltastate.edususan.hines@sungardhe.com<br />SunGard, the SunGard logo,  the Open Digital Campus, Banner,  Luminis, and PowerCAMPUS are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. © 2009 SunGard. All rights reserved.<br />© 2010 SunGard. All rights reserved.<br />

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