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  • ebooks – digitized versions of published books (same content). Come from the same publisher. Borrow for the library or buy online from online bookstores like Kobo or Amazon. All books are managed by digital licenses, preventing copying and (sometimes) sharing. ereading – reading ebooks, including digital copies of magazines and newspapers. Often on a mobile device, like a ereader, tablet, netbook or smartphone. Can also be read on your computer. Often interactive – many devices offer built in dictionary, note making, search function, video or audio, links to online content, etc.
  • Ebsco ebooks – on the library's website under Online Resources Tumblebooks – on the library's website in the Kids' section
  • Each device is different and will come with various software requirements, transferring or downloading practices, etc. Get to know your device by playing around with the various functions, then move to downloading ebooks. Most product websites have a full version of the user guide, FAQs and customer support contact information.
  • 1 – ebsco ebooks, tumblebooks, public domain books (through DL or Project Gutenberg), purchase books online 2 – Playbooks and Kindles 3 - tablet, computers, smartphones 4 – longer battery life, lighter, eink, less expensive, less "complicated" 5 – lcd screen, does more than just read books, WIFI, surf internet
  • Could open list to show how to find a compatible device
  • 1 – kobo touch and vox, kindle, sony reader, generic brands like pandigital 2 – Playbook, Android tablets, iPad 3 - Vox 4 – Playbook and Kindle 5 – Compatible Devices link in Download Library 6- Android is an operating system, made by Google. It's an example of an open source OS, where people can customize the system to work on many different machines and do many different things. In compitition with Windows (PC) and iOS (Apple). You will see this used on tablets and smartphones. There are varying types of the OS: less powerful versions can be seen on the Kobo Vox; more powerful on the Samsung Tab.
  • Catalogue?
  • www.downloadlibrary.ca
  • 1 – managing digital rights; downloading and transferring ebook files 3 – Overdrive Media Console 4 – yes; through ADE or app 5 – 15 6- Project Gutenberg, always available titles

E reader staff training E reader staff training Presentation Transcript

  • eReaders and eBooks: Staff Workshop January 23, 2012 New Hamburg Branch Lisa Gayhart
  • Why are we here?
    • Get everyone on the same page
    • Explanation of different mobile devices
    • What devices work with library services
    • How to use library ebooks with a mobile device
    • Where to get help
    • Time for questions and practice
  • Let's get on the same page
    • What are ebooks?
    • What is ereading?
  • What ereading services do we have?
    • Download Library
      • ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital video
      • www.downloadlibrary.ca
    • Ebsco ebooks
      • Ebooks and articles
      • Great for research
    • Playaways
      • Portable audiobooks for kids and adults
  • And….
    • Tumblebooks
        • eBooks, read-a-longs, audio
        • Interactive
        • Encourage the development of early literacy and numeracy skills
    • Public domain books
        • Through Download Library or Project Gutenburg
    • Purchased books
        • Online bookstores, i.e. Kobo, Amazon, Google, etc.
  • You can read ebooks on:
    • eReaders
      • i.e. Kobo, Kindle, Sony Reader
    • Tablets
      • i.e. Playbook, iPad
    • Laptops/netbooks/PCs/MACs
      • i.e. your home computer, desktop or laptop
    • Smartphones
      • i.e. Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone
    • iPods and MP3 players
      • i.e. iPod, iTouch, Zune
  • eReader vs. Tablet
    • What's the difference? Both are slim, small, computers but have
    • different features and functionality.
    eReader (e.g. Kobo) Tablet (e.g. iPad) E-Ink Technology (black & white) Back-Lighting Long Battery Life (~month) Short Battery Life (~10 hours) Limited web browsing capability Full web browsing capability Purpose is to duplicate the "book reading experience" Purpose is to be a smaller, more portable multimedia computer Price Range ~$100-200 Price Range ~$250-600
  • Do you remember?
    • Can you name a library resource that offers ebooks besides Download Library?
    • What devices do not work with Download Library?
    • Can you name a device you can use to read ebooks besides an ereader?
    • What is one benefit of an ereader over a tablet?
    • What is one benefit of a tablet over an ereader?
  • Types of devices you may see Kobo Vox
  • Types of devices you may see Kobo Touch
  • Types of devices you may see Sony Reader (WiFi)
  • Types of devices you may see
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Not compatible
    • US only
  • Types of devices you may see iPad 2
  • Types of devices you may see Android Tablets i.e. Samsung, Lenovo, Motorola, Toshiba, etc.
  • Types of devices you may see
    • BlackBerry Playbook
    • Not compatible
    • OS upgrade coming…
  • Types of devices you may see Smartphones i.e. iPhone, BlackBerry, Android phones, Windows Phone
  • Which device can I use with library ebooks?
    • Always check the compatible device list for the most
    • up to date information before you buy:
    • http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/
    • Unfortunately…
    • Playbooks (RIM) and Kindles (Amazon) do not support
    • library books at this time.
  • Which device can I use with library ebooks?
  • File types to use with your device
    • The standard file type for library ebooks is EPUB .
    • Most devices will also read PDF versions of ebooks (i.e. self published books, online manuals, etc.)
    • For maximum choice, pick a device that can read both formats.
  • Do you remember?
    • Can you give me an example of an ereader?
    • Can you give me an example of a tablet?
    • Can you give me an example of a crossover (ereader and tablet)?
    • Name two incompatible devices.
    • Someone calls and wants to know if their device is compatible. Where do you look?
    • BONUS: What does "Android" refer to?
  • How to find ebooks at the library Library's website – www.rwl.library.on.ca Audio, eBooks and Video
  •  
  • Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)
    • ADE is used to manage licenses on digital books
      • Checks books back into collection
      • Ensures no one is copying and distributing the file
      • Loan periods
    • Everyone needs an Adobe ID
      • Get it on the Adobe site
      • Your email address
      • Allows you to download book copies
  • Ways to download
    • Download an ebook through Download Library, without WIFI enabled device (i.e. Kobo Touch, Sony Reader):
      • Website – www.downloadlibrary.ca
      • Adobe Digital Editions account
      • Library card/PIN
      • Search/checkout/download
      • Transfer from computer to device via a USB connection
      • Enjoy on mobile device
  • Ways to download
    • Download an ebook through Download Library, with Overdrive app (i.e. iPad, Kobo Vox, smartphone):
      • Install Overdrive app on your mobile device
      • Sync device to Adobe ID
      • Search for library (Region of Waterloo Library)
      • Add Download Library
      • Library card/PIN
      • Search/checkout books
      • Download to device (tablet/smartphone)
      • Enjoy on mobile device
  • Let's try it together
    • Finding Download Library
    • Logging in
    • Connecting device
    • Installing the Overdrive Media Console app
    • Getting an Adobe ID
    • Downloading/transferring a book
    • Returning a book
  • Getting help – bookmark these sites
    • "My Help" tool: step by step process
    • Getting Started
    • Borrowing FAQs
    • Google search
    • "Cheat sheets"
  • Borrowing FAQs
    • Yes, you will need an Adobe ID. Get this first.
    • eBooks can be returned early through Abobe Digital Editions or through your app
    • You borrow 15 items on your account at one time
    • Always Available books never have holds
    • Items cannot be renewed (check out the book again)
    • One copy is one copy – just because it is digital, doesn’t mean we have unlimited copies
  • Borrowing FAQs
    • No fines! Ever.
    • Books are automatically checked back into the collection when they reach the due date.
    • Loan periods: 7, 14, or 21 days. You choose or set default.
    • When ebooks expire, you will no longer be able to access them on your device. An inactive file remains; delete this.
    • When your hold becomes available, you will receive an email notification and have 3 days to check out the book.
  • Do you remember?
    • What is Adobe Digital Editions used for?
    • What app is used to download ebooks to a mobile device?
    • Can you return books early? How?
    • How many ebooks can be checked out at one time?
    • Which books do not count towards your borrowing limit?
  • Questions?
    • Do you have questions?
    • Would you like to see links in The Source to help resources or borrowing FAQs?
  • Ask me!
    • Time for questions and hands on practice
    • Remember:
      • You can't break it
      • No question is stupid!
      • Exploration and play is the best way to learn
      • Expect continual learning: devices and software change at a rapid pace
      • Most importantly: have fun
  • What if I have a question?
    • Lisa Gayhart
    • Coordinator, Library Communications & E-Services
    • Region of Waterloo Library
    • 519-575-4590
    • [email_address]