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The Evanston Public Library's eReader Boot Camp program presentation.

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    eReader Boot Camp eReader Boot Camp Presentation Transcript

    •  
    • Program Summary
      • Part I
      • What is an eReader?
      • A Short History
      • Why use them?
      • Types
      • Part II
      • My Media Mall
      • Searching for eBooks
      • Checking Out and Downloading
      • Transferring to a Device
      • Part III
      • Tech Petting Zoo
      • Q&A
    • A Blast from the Past “ Picture this on a steamy day: You turn the AC down to sub-Arctic, curl up in your favorite chair and spend the evening reading […] on a nifty, handheld electronic book-reading machine about the size of a paperback. To turn a page, you press a button […] If a passage inspires you, you can highlight it, or electronically dog-ear the page for later return. If a word stumps you, tap it with your finger, and an instant definition appears on the screen.” “ REVOLUTION E-books could change the way we publish and read .” Charleston Gazette , 5/30/1999
    • What is an eReader? Also called an eBook reader, an eReader is a handheld device specialized for reading electronic books. Unlike tablet computers, one of the major advantages of eReaders is their extremely long battery life. http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=e-reader&i=58851,00.asp
    • eReaders & eBooks: A Timeline 1998 Softbook, Gemstar 2003 Setbacks 2000 Ride the Bullet 2004 E-Ink http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/a-brief-history-of-ebooks/ 2008 iPhone 2007 Kindle 2005 Library 2009 eBooks outsell print
    • Why eReaders?
      • E-Ink vs. Backlighting
    • Why eReaders?
      • Which do you treasure in print?
    • Why eReaders?
      • Convenience & Portability
    • Can it be tossed in a purse?
    • Consumer Reports , 12/2010, pp. 40-41
    • Types of eReaders nook, nook color Sony Touch kobo Kindle
    • Types of eReaders Alex Pandigital BeBook VEB620
    • Wi-Fi vs. 3G: Which to Choose
      • Wi-Fi: Must have access to a wireless hotspot to get your books
      • 3G: Get your eBooks anywhere. No need for a hotspot
      • Consider $$$
      • You can always transfer eBooks to your eReader via your computer
    • My Media Mall: What is it?
      • The Evanston Public Library uses a service called My Media Mall to provide you with a selection of nearly 3,000 Adobe PDF and Adobe EPUB eBooks.
      • Benefits:
      • Consortium-based
      • No late fees
      • Custom loan period
    • How to Find, Download, & Transfer Library eBooks to Your eReader
      • What you need
      • A valid Evanston Public Library Card
      • A computer with Internet access
      • Software: Adobe Digital Editions
    • How to Find, Download, & Transfer Library eBooks to Your eReader
      • Start at
      • www.epl.org
      • or
      • Go directly to www.mymediamall.net
      • Instructional videos accessible at www.epl.org/download .
    • www.epl.org/download
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