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A204 – Transforming Services: iPads, Ebooks, & Tablets

The Book as App: multi-touch ebooks &
their future in libraries
In...
So many! Worth exploring.
Enabling learning
Assistive technology
Let’s recommend & review
more interactive book apps.
I’ll provide some resources
to help with this.
Slides
http://tinyurl.com/il2013bookapps

(PDF)

http://www.slideshare.net/nic221/presentations
What is a book app?
NOT:
- just text
- Kindle or iBooks ebooks
- PDF ebook

- a stand-alone app for smartphone or tablet
-...
Published as a book and as an app
London: A City Through Time
http://j.mp/londonapp2

Video demo
1:51 minutes
Browsing by timeline
Browsing by location
Panoramic photos
Documentary films & photos
London: a city through time
• complete text of the London
Encyclopedia

• 2,000 rare prints (art &
photos)

• 35 documenta...
When you publish a book as an app,
interesting things are possible.
Mobile device capabilities
• Front and rear cameras
• Built-in microphone
• Built-in speakers and headphone jacks
• Accele...
All Technology is Assistive
Technology
https://medium.com/thoughtful-design/a8b9a581eb62

“All people, over the course of ...
What book apps can offer
1) different ways to search
2) visual & audio-enabling learning
3) social interaction
1) different ways to search
Voice search
Voice search

by Nuance, makers of
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Voice search
Voice search
Leafsnap
Visual search
• Columbia University
• University of Maryland
• Smithsonian Institution

http://leafsnap.com/
Leafsnap
Leafsnap
Leafsnap
Leafsnap
Leafsnap
location-aware
2) Visuals that enable learning
Informative visuals

http://www.touchpress.com/titles/leonardo-da-vinci-anatomy/
Informative visuals
Informative visuals
Embedded translation
Informative visuals
Informative visuals
Visuals you can touch & move
Heart Pro III

http://applications.3d4medical.com/heart_pro
Brain & Nervous System Pro III

http://applications.3d4medical.com/brain_nervous.php
Heart Pro III
http://vimeo.com/20239050
video demo
1:38 minutes
2) Audio that enables learning
Audio learning

http://petersonguides.com/apps/apps.php
Audio learning
Audio learning
Audio learning
Audio learning
3) Social interaction
Social interaction
inside the book

Inkling textbooks
http://www.inkling.com/
Inkling textbooks
Creating interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
New York Public Library: NYPL Point

http://www.nypl.org/point
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
Publish digital collections as
interactive books
iBooks Author

http://www.slideshare.net/nic221/ibooks-author-creating-multitouch-books-for-ipad
Other authoring platforms

$4.99
Much more to explore.
More to explore
memory aids
• character notes
• timelines
• quizzes
• notes/highlighting

helping readers understand
• bet...
More to explore
new forms
• pop-up pages
• multiple points of entry
• location-aware texts
• transmedia
short-form content...
Guide to interactive
book apps
http://tinyurl.com/bookapps

Please share!
Book apps

The guide links to ...
http://tinyurl.com/bookapps
The guide links to ...
http://tinyurl.com/bookapps

Articles

Books
The mission of libraries
The mission of a library is to improve society through
facilitating knowledge creation in the com...
Apps are tools for
facilitating knowledge-creation.
Let’s become “app-literate.”
App-literacy
• Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines
• Mobile device capabilities
• Legality of jailbreaking
• Accessibility ...
What we can do
Recommend apps

http://smallwow.com/apps
Offer workshops

http://www.slideshare.net/nic221/apps-for-academics-mit-libraries
Include interactive book
apps in your guides &
workshops.
Include interactive ebooks
on your mobile devices.
Publish your digital collections as
interactive books

http://exhibitions.nypl.org/biblion/
Help users create & publish

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/05/ux/to-remain-relevant-libraries-should-help-patrons-cr...
Best practices

http://www.publishingtoolkit.org/
Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo
Monroe County Library System
Quality reviews of
apps are needed!
App Review Checklist

http://tinyurl.com/review-apps

PDF, 2 pages
Forthcoming books in 2014
Best Apps for Academics
A guide to the best apps for education & research

http://bestappsforaca...
Online courses
Apps for Librarians & Educators
Become an Expert in Mobile Apps

http://apps4librarians.com/

The Book as i...
Let me know what you’re
doing with interactive books.

nic@hennigweb.com
Sign up for updates	

	


	

 	

 	


http://tinyurl.com/librarians2013

Nicole Hennig

http://nicolehennig.com
“Location-flexible
librarians”

Thinking of working online?
Let’s meet for dinner!
http://dinearounds.infotoday.com/il2013...
Librarians
Let’s review mobile apps!
Download the App Review Checklist

http://tinyurl.com/review-apps

Let’s provide inte...
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The Book as App: Multi-Touch Ebooks and Their Future in Libraries

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A talk given at Internet Librarian 2013 in Monterey, CA. Oct. 29, 2013. It's a look at various multi-touch, multimedia ebooks that create learning experiences for all types of readers, including people with disabilities. Included are ideas for library programs and services using interactive ebooks.

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  1. 1. A204 – Transforming Services: iPads, Ebooks, & Tablets The Book as App: multi-touch ebooks & their future in libraries Internet Librarian October 29, 2013, 3:15 pm Nicole Hennig http://nicolehennig.com http://tinyurl.com/il2013bookapps
  2. 2. So many! Worth exploring.
  3. 3. Enabling learning
  4. 4. Assistive technology
  5. 5. Let’s recommend & review more interactive book apps.
  6. 6. I’ll provide some resources to help with this.
  7. 7. Slides http://tinyurl.com/il2013bookapps (PDF) http://www.slideshare.net/nic221/presentations
  8. 8. 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 as audio, animation, zoom, geo-location and more
  9. 9. Published as a book and as an app
  10. 10. London: A City Through Time http://j.mp/londonapp2 Video demo 1:51 minutes
  11. 11. Browsing by timeline
  12. 12. Browsing by location
  13. 13. Panoramic photos
  14. 14. Documentary films & photos
  15. 15. London: a city through time • complete text of the London Encyclopedia • 2,000 rare prints (art & photos) • 35 documentary films • 71 zoomable panoramas http://www.heuristicmedia.tv/london-a-city-through-time.php • 20 “spinnable” artifacts • audio tours
  16. 16. When you publish a book as an app, interesting things are possible.
  17. 17. Mobile device capabilities • Front and rear cameras • Built-in microphone • Built-in speakers and headphone jacks • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Compass • M7 motion coprocessor (iPhone 5s) • Location-awareness • Touchscreen • Data storage • Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity • Bluetooth connectivity
  18. 18. All Technology is Assistive Technology https://medium.com/thoughtful-design/a8b9a581eb62 “All people, over the course of their lives, traffic between times of relative independence and dependence.”
  19. 19. What book apps can offer 1) different ways to search 2) visual & audio-enabling learning 3) social interaction
  20. 20. 1) different ways to search
  21. 21. Voice search
  22. 22. Voice search by Nuance, makers of Dragon Naturally Speaking
  23. 23. Voice search
  24. 24. Voice search
  25. 25. Leafsnap Visual search • Columbia University • University of Maryland • Smithsonian Institution http://leafsnap.com/
  26. 26. Leafsnap
  27. 27. Leafsnap
  28. 28. Leafsnap
  29. 29. Leafsnap
  30. 30. Leafsnap location-aware
  31. 31. 2) Visuals that enable learning
  32. 32. Informative visuals http://www.touchpress.com/titles/leonardo-da-vinci-anatomy/
  33. 33. Informative visuals
  34. 34. Informative visuals
  35. 35. Embedded translation
  36. 36. Informative visuals
  37. 37. Informative visuals
  38. 38. Visuals you can touch & move Heart Pro III http://applications.3d4medical.com/heart_pro
  39. 39. Brain & Nervous System Pro III http://applications.3d4medical.com/brain_nervous.php
  40. 40. Heart Pro III http://vimeo.com/20239050 video demo 1:38 minutes
  41. 41. 2) Audio that enables learning
  42. 42. Audio learning http://petersonguides.com/apps/apps.php
  43. 43. Audio learning
  44. 44. Audio learning
  45. 45. Audio learning
  46. 46. Audio learning
  47. 47. 3) Social interaction
  48. 48. Social interaction inside the book Inkling textbooks http://www.inkling.com/
  49. 49. Inkling textbooks
  50. 50. Creating interactive books
  51. 51. Publish digital collections as interactive books New York Public Library: NYPL Point http://www.nypl.org/point
  52. 52. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  53. 53. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  54. 54. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  55. 55. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  56. 56. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  57. 57. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  58. 58. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  59. 59. Publish digital collections as interactive books
  60. 60. iBooks Author http://www.slideshare.net/nic221/ibooks-author-creating-multitouch-books-for-ipad
  61. 61. Other authoring platforms $4.99
  62. 62. Much more to explore.
  63. 63. More to explore memory aids • character notes • timelines • quizzes • notes/highlighting helping readers understand • better endnotes • adaptive learning systems • peer-to-peer help • author-to-reader help active pictures • panning & zooming • augmented reality • multi-state photos • interactive charts audio • sounds & soundtracks • audio captions • language learning new layouts • infinite canvas • variable sized viewports • stories that scroll • hands-free page turning Adapted from Breaking the Page
  64. 64. More to explore new forms • pop-up pages • multiple points of entry • location-aware texts • transmedia short-form content • piecemeal prose • short form content communal compositions • text mashups • curated collections • crowd-sourced compositions • networked collections marketing tools • new kinds of covers • book trailers • sneak peaks personalization • be the narrator • adaptive content • build your own book Adapted from Breaking the Page
  65. 65. Guide to interactive book apps http://tinyurl.com/bookapps Please share!
  66. 66. Book apps The guide links to ... http://tinyurl.com/bookapps
  67. 67. The guide links to ... http://tinyurl.com/bookapps Articles Books
  68. 68. The mission of libraries The mission of a library is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in the community.
  69. 69. Apps are tools for facilitating knowledge-creation.
  70. 70. Let’s become “app-literate.”
  71. 71. App-literacy • Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines • Mobile device capabilities • Legality of jailbreaking • Accessibility features • The best apps in your field • How to review apps
  72. 72. What we can do
  73. 73. Recommend apps http://smallwow.com/apps
  74. 74. Offer workshops http://www.slideshare.net/nic221/apps-for-academics-mit-libraries
  75. 75. Include interactive book apps in your guides & workshops.
  76. 76. Include interactive ebooks on your mobile devices.
  77. 77. Publish your digital collections as interactive books http://exhibitions.nypl.org/biblion/
  78. 78. Help users create & publish http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/05/ux/to-remain-relevant-libraries-should-help-patrons-create/
  79. 79. Best practices http://www.publishingtoolkit.org/ Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo Monroe County Library System
  80. 80. Quality reviews of apps are needed!
  81. 81. App Review Checklist http://tinyurl.com/review-apps PDF, 2 pages
  82. 82. Forthcoming books in 2014 Best Apps for Academics A guide to the best apps for education & research http://bestappsforacademics.com/ Apps for Librarians Using the best mobile technology to educate, create and engage Libraries Unlimited, 2014 http://apps4librarians.com/thebook/
  83. 83. Online courses Apps for Librarians & Educators Become an Expert in Mobile Apps http://apps4librarians.com/ The Book as iPad App Multi-touch ebooks and their Future in Libraries http://apps4librarians.com/bookapps/
  84. 84. Let me know what you’re doing with interactive books. nic@hennigweb.com
  85. 85. Sign up for updates http://tinyurl.com/librarians2013 Nicole Hennig http://nicolehennig.com
  86. 86. “Location-flexible librarians” Thinking of working online? Let’s meet for dinner! http://dinearounds.infotoday.com/il2013 http://locationflexiblelife.com/
  87. 87. Librarians Let’s review mobile apps! Download the App Review Checklist http://tinyurl.com/review-apps Let’s provide interactive ebooks! Guide to interactive ebooks http://tinyurl.com/bookapps These slides: http://tinyurl.com/il2013bookapps
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