eReaders, Tablets & eBooks…oh my!!             Jonathan Gaskill- FCPL            Reference/Adult Services                 ...
Historyn  1971- Project Gutenberg: scan the classicsn  1993- Apple Newton (pictured)n  1999 Rocket eBook portable reade...
Who?n    eReaders are             n    Students      affordable               n    Childrenn    eReaders are easier   ...
What?n    An eReader/Tablet is a device or computer      program used for reading electronic      books/information      ...
When?n  Anytime!n  When it is convenientn  Available 24/7n  Puts information at your fingertipsn  The Future is Now
Where?n    Home                          n    Get books here:n    Vacation                            n    cidc.lib.ov...
Why?n  Many FREE resourcesn  Once one “gets the hang of it”    eBooks are EASYn  Portable- light and thinn  While trad...
How?Let’s Delve…n  cidc.lib.overdrive.comn  Adobe Digital Editions      n    http://www.adobe.com/products/digitalediti...
How, continued…n    Using your Computer at home      n    Adobe Digital Editions/OverDrive Media            Console     ...
OverDrive Resourcesn  http://www.overdrive.com/Solutions/    Libraries/guidedtour/n  http://help.overdrive.com/?Sup=http...
Questions?n  Most importantly- Don’t give up!n  Keep trying- it gets easier!n  Stop in and ask questions of staff…n  A...
Thank you for yourtime, attention and   consideration!  Happy Reading!
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  1. 1. eReaders, Tablets & eBooks…oh my!! Jonathan Gaskill- FCPL Reference/Adult Services Librarian!
  2. 2. Historyn  1971- Project Gutenberg: scan the classicsn  1993- Apple Newton (pictured)n  1999 Rocket eBook portable readern  2002- PalmTreo & TabletPCn  2006 Sony Readern  2007 Amazon Kindlen  2009- B&N Nookn  2010- iPad
  3. 3. Who?n  eReaders are n  Students affordable n  Childrenn  eReaders are easier n  Adults to use than ever n  Oldern  eBooks Americans n  PDF n  Everybody! n  ePub
  4. 4. What?n  An eReader/Tablet is a device or computer program used for reading electronic books/information n  Color n  eInk n  Digital Rights Management- copyright protectionn  Biggest players in the US n  Barnes & Noble Nook brand n  Amazon Kindle brand n  Apple iPad/iPhone
  5. 5. When?n  Anytime!n  When it is convenientn  Available 24/7n  Puts information at your fingertipsn  The Future is Now
  6. 6. Where?n  Home n  Get books here:n  Vacation n  cidc.lib.overdrive.comn  Libraries n  www.archive.org n  www.gutenberg.orgn  Wi-Fi n  www.openlibrary.orgn  Schools n  Culver Community 1:1 iPad initiative since 2010 n  Caston Schools 1:1 10/2012
  7. 7. Why?n  Many FREE resourcesn  Once one “gets the hang of it” eBooks are EASYn  Portable- light and thinn  While traditional books are not going away, we will see more and more eReader/eBook action in the near future. n  #1 holiday gift 2010 & 2011
  8. 8. How?Let’s Delve…n  cidc.lib.overdrive.comn  Adobe Digital Editions n  http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/n  OverDrive Media Console n  http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/n  www.archive.org
  9. 9. How, continued…n  Using your Computer at home n  Adobe Digital Editions/OverDrive Media Console n  Registered to YOU…no sharing. n  Amazon.com n  OverDrive App for iOS & Androidn  Using Wireless n  Home n  FCPL
  10. 10. OverDrive Resourcesn  http://www.overdrive.com/Solutions/ Libraries/guidedtour/n  http://help.overdrive.com/?Sup=http:// cidc.lib.overdrive.com/Support.htmn  http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/
  11. 11. Questions?n  Most importantly- Don’t give up!n  Keep trying- it gets easier!n  Stop in and ask questions of staff…n  Ask for Help!- we are here for you n  Call Jon @ 574-223-1003 n  eMail Jon- ref@fulco.lib.in.us
  12. 12. Thank you for yourtime, attention and consideration! Happy Reading!

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