eBook Petting ZooKaren Quinn-Wisniewski, Electronic Resources Librarian & Elizabeth Irtenkauf, Collection Development Librarian
What is an ebook?May mean different things to differentpeople but typically:a book converted to digital format fordisplay on a computer screen orhandheld device
Popular Hand Held Devices• Amazon Kindle & Kindle Fire• Apple iPad, iPhone• Barnes & Noble NOOK & NOOK Color• Sony Reader• Other: Aluratek, Kobo, Pandigital, PocketBook• ???
Types of files/devices Mobi- Pocket. Plain text .txt .PDF .ePub .HTML eReader .pdb Kindle .azw .prc, .mobi Kindle 1 Yes No No No Yes No Yes Kindle 2, 3 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Kindle Fire Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No YesAndroid Devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Apple iOS Devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Nook Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Nook Color Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Pocketbook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Sony Reader Yes Yes Yes No No No No Mac OS X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Nokia N900 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Getting books to your device • Download the book to your computer (via Internet) • Sideload – plug the device into your computer using the USB cord that came with it and move the file over • Download the book directly to your device
Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg• Project Gutenberg offers over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books• most of them classics whose copyrights have lapsed.• download them or read them online.• Other free sites: http://manybooks.net/• http://books.google.com/books
Borrowing an ebook from the Public Library• most public libraries in MD subscribe to Overdrive• you must have a library card to borrow materials• check out up to four downloadable titles at a time.• choose loan periods of 7, 14 or 21 days.
eBooks at CCBC Libraries• Ebsco is just one ebook provider in our catalog – they use Acrobat Digital Editions to download ebooks.
Using Acrobat Digital Editions• Connect your device via USB computer. Do this step before opening Adobe Digital Editions. Otherwise, the application cant see it.• Launch Adobe Digital Editions• Your device appears on the left side:
Using Acrobat Digital Editions• Drag the eBook that you want to transfer to the icon of your device on the left.• The eBook is now transferred to your eReader device.
Ebooks and Libraries: State of the Union• Rules, terms set by publishers• Cost• Usability (DRM)
eBooks and CCBC students• Library surveying efforts• Our experience• Applications for this in classroom• eTextbooks
The Petting Zoo is Now Open!Questions/Comments? Karen: firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth: email@example.com