Today’s talk• What is a book app?• Why should librarians care?• Future of reading is here: a. New ways to browse & search b. Visual & audio enabled learning c. Social interaction• Online course preview• Resource list
What is a book app? NOT: - just text - Kindle or iBooks ebooks - PDF ebook- a stand-alone app for smartphone or tablet- takes advantage of features of the device, such asaudio, animation, zoom, geo-location and more
“There is no benefit in giving kids iPads in school if youdont change school.” You cannot replace the Model T model of education with an iPad if you still believe learning can be produced by assembly line standards and standardization. - Cathy Davidson http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/11092746/article-In-schools--are-iPads-anything-but-a- toy-
The mission of libraries The mission of a library is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in the community. - R. David Lankes Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World
London: a city through time • Read the complete text of the London Encyclopedia, the 1000-page monster source book. • 2,000 rare prints, works of art and photos. • 35 documentaries from the Pathé archive. • 71 zoomable panoramas of the capital at various points in history. These are gyro-controlled and swivel around the viewpoint as you turn on the spot. • 20 ‘spinnable’ artefacts from the Museum of London, allowing you to get closer than in the museum itself. • Audio tours from Blue Badge guides. • A ‘my London’ section in which famous Londoners reveal their favourite parts of town.
Much more to explore helping readers understandmemory aids• character notes • better endnotes• timelines • adaptive learning systems• quizzes • peer-to-peer help• notes/highlighting • author-to-reader help active pictures new layouts • panning & zooming • inﬁnite canvas • augmented reality • variable sized viewports • multi-state photos • stories that scroll • interactive charts • hands-free page turningaudio• sounds & soundtracks• audio captions• language learning Adapted from Breaking the Page
Much more to explore new forms • pop-up pages • multiple points of entry communal compositions • location-aware texts • text mashups • transmedia • curated collections • crowd-sourced compositions • networked collectionsshort-form content• piecemeal prose• shortform content personalization • be the narrator • adaptive content marketing tools • build your own book • new kinds of covers • book trailers • sneak peaks Adapted from Breaking the Page
Want to learnmore?Take the onlinecourse http://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/
Book as iPad App course4 weeks, starts April 1• week 1: introduction and definitions.• week 2: fiction & nonfiction titles: science, history, art/architecture, photography, cooking• week 3: childrens books and graphic novels (all ages)• week 4: innovation and user experience trends, service ideas for libraries, keeping up, further resources
The course includes:• over 25 video demos• more than 20 readings about book innovations• discuss with your colleagues• guidelines for how to review interactive books• optional: write your own app reviews for sharing with peers in the class
TestimonialsThis four-week course gets five stars not only for the information itcontains, but also for the level of empowerment it provides. I signed upnot knowing a thing about book apps, and in a months time I am usingthem at work and collaborating with a library colleague to create a bookapp of our own for use in story times. The topic is timely, relevant andfun! I couldnt ask for more.- Susan Hansen, Branch Manager, West Hartford Public Library,Hartford, CT Wonderful. Just a wonderful introduction to Books as iPads in terms of what is currently available and examples of the ideas that are moving this format along as we span the paper/electronic options. Nicole is very knowledgeable and her style of instruction is approachable and fun. - Lydia Patrick, Technology Division Manager for Loudoun County Public Library, Reston, VirginiaThis was a great class, so easy to navigate and take on my own time frame butwith deadlines so I didnt procrastinate forever. The articles were spot on and wellchosen. Including a hands on component as well as a create ideas activity whichmade it a very useful and productive class that I can take back and share with myfellow librarians and administrators.- Trish Hull, Manager, Magna Library at Salt Lake County Library Services,Magna, UT
Sign up: http://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/Free guide: http://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/resources.htmlThese slides: http://www.slideshare.net/nic221/Hear about new courses: http://eepurl.com/vzYuX http://nicolehennig.com/
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