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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 ...

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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    The Book as App: Multi-Touch Ebooks and Their Future in Libraries The Book as App: Multi-Touch Ebooks and Their Future in Libraries Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • 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 - takes advantage of features of the device, such as audio, animation, zoom, geo-location and more
    • 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 documentary films • 71 zoomable panoramas http://www.heuristicmedia.tv/london-a-city-through-time.php • 20 “spinnable” artifacts • audio tours
    • 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 • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Compass • M7 motion coprocessor (iPhone 5s) • Location-awareness • Touchscreen • Data storage • Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity • Bluetooth connectivity
    • 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.”
    • 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 • 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
    • 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
    • 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 community.
    • 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 features • The best apps in your field • How to review apps
    • 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-create/
    • 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://bestappsforacademics.com/ Apps for Librarians Using the best mobile technology to educate, create and engage Libraries Unlimited, 2014 http://apps4librarians.com/thebook/
    • 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/
    • 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 http://locationflexiblelife.com/
    • 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