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    • Peachland Branch  May 8, 2010  Tara Thompson  eBooks and eReaders  Pros/Cons  Choosing an eReader  • Content   Significant  • Display   o Books cost less  • Performance   o Easier to publish  • Wireless   o Greener  • Storage space   o Size   • Multimedia   Downsides  • Advanced features   o Devices still cost a lot  • Battery life   o Loss of eReader     o Content Compatibility    o Not easy to share/loan books  Library to Go  Library Website   Web Resources   Other digital resources   Library to Go link  How to use Library to Go?  o Step 1 ‐ Download and install free software  o Step 2 ‐ Activate the software  o Step 3 ‐ Check out, download, and enjoy  eBooks for Downloading  • Project Gutenberg Canada ‐ http://www.gutenberg.ca/   • ManyBooks.net ‐ http://manybooks.net/   • Google Books ‐ http://books.google.com/   • MobileRead ‐ http://www.mobileread.com/   • Baen Free Library ‐ http://www.baen.com/library/   • Free Kindle Books ‐ http://www.freekindlebooks.org/   Resources  (2010). Activation and authorization.  Adobe Digital Editions Help.  Retrieved May 7, 2010 from  http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/help/#activation  (2010).  eReader Comparison.  eReader Leader.  Retrieved May 7, 2010 from http://www.ereaderleader.com/ereader‐ comparison/  (28 January 2010).  Device Resource Center – Compatible EBook Devices.  Overdrive.  Retrieved May 7, 2010 from  http://overdrive.com/resources/drc/compatibleebookdevices.aspx   Herzog, Brian.  (16 March 2010).  Ebooks and Resources.  Swiss Army Librarian.  Retrieved May 7, 2010 from   http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/2010/03/16/ebooks‐and‐resources  Morrill, Stef. (20 March 2009).  Re‐Kindling e‐book Enthusiasm.  TechBits.  Retrived May 7, 2010 from  http://scls.typepad.com/techbits/2009/03/rekindling‐ebook‐enthusiasm‐.html