When Books Go Digital

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When Books Go Digital

  1. 1. Elizabeth B. ThomsenNOBLE: North of Boston Library Exchange February 28, 2012
  2. 2.  Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks Primarily aimed at public libraries and schools Download to computer, ebook reader, MP3 player, smartphone, tablet Added Kindle support in September Business is booming, especially since Christmas!
  3. 3.  Academic, searchable collections of ebooks Typically used for research rather than reading cover-to-cover Provides access to a much larger collection of books than the library could own and manage in print More accessible to students Ebooks as database?
  4. 4.  Project Gutenberg ManyBooks.net What students (and anybody) can do with raw text: annotated editions, literary mash-ups, adaptations, illustrated editions
  5. 5. Screenshot from Internet Archive Book
  6. 6.  Elizabeth Thomsen et@noblenet.org

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