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    E readers & ebooks E readers & ebooks Presentation Transcript

    • eReaders, Tablets & eBooks…oh my!! Jonathan Gaskill- FCPL Reference/Adult Services Librarian!
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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/
    • 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
    • Thank you for yourtime, attention and consideration! Happy Reading!