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Presentation for Simmons College GSLIS LIS 488 on the Kindle, presented February 24, 2009

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  • E-Readers & Libraries John Rodzvilla February 24, 2009 Simmons College Library
  • From lawgeek’s flickr account ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdawg/1300241735/ ), last accessed 2/18/08
  • Kindle details
    • $399 for device
    • 10.3 ounces
    • 6 inch display
    • Holds “hundreds” of books
    • Wireless connection using 3G network
    • Supports MOBI, Microsoft Word, HTML, TXT, PRC and image files
    • Newspapers, magazines, blogs, & books
    • Doesn’t require a computer
    • Keyboard
    • Not backlit
    • OED loaded
    • Wikipedia
    • $.10 for wireless conversion
    • PDF??
  • Kindle 2 details
    • Slimmer version at 1/3 of an inch
    • Now with 16 shades of grey
    • Better battery life
    • More storage
    • Faster page turn
    • Text-to-Speech
    Amazon.com’s Kindle 2 image (http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kindle/turing/photos/feat-libr2-300px._V251264267_.jpg), last accessed 2/20/09
  • Amazon.com’s Kindle storefront ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/133141011 ), last accessed 2/17/08
  • Image from Sprint (http://www.showmycoverage.com/mycoverage.jsp?id=A921ZON), last accessed 2/20/09
  • Other Readers Image from Kimbooktu ( http://kimbooktu.wordpress.com/2008/02/13/bookish-wallpaper-ii/ ), last accessed 2/17/08
  • Sony Stats
    • PRS-500 series
    • $299 for device
    • 9 ounces
    • 6 inch display
    • Internal memory holds up to 80 books
    • Connects to computer via UPB
    • BBeB Book , TXT, RTF, PDF*, Microsoft Word
    • Not backlit
    • No keyboard
    • Bookmarks
    • Switch Screen orientation
    *PDF can be created using Acrobat Standard or need to be unencrypted
  • Other readers available
    • eBookwise 1150
    • Supports: .rb, TXT, DOC, HTML,
    • $135
    • Backlit screen
    • Bookeen’s Cybook
    • Supports: PDF, TXT, HTML, PDB, Mobi, MP3 and image files
    • $350
    • iRex Iliad
    • Supports: PDF / HTML / TXT / JPG / BMP/ PNG
    • $699
    • 8.1” screen
  • Are dedicated e-readers even necessary? Image from http://www.apple.com , last accessed 2/17/08
  • Are dedicated e-readers even necessary? Image from http://www.apple.com , last accessed 2/17/08 Nope
  • E-readers in the Library Image from http://www.lightupyourworld.nl/en/index_en.html , last accessed 2/17/08
  • Image from Forbes Library Catalog (http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3559250~S41), last accessed 2/20/09
  • Image from Duke (http://cit.duke.edu/help/exploratory_equipment.html/) , last accessed 2/20/09
  • Issues, Questions, Problems
    • EULA agreement
    • Cataloging
    • Access
    • Marketing
    • Acquisitions
  • SLIDES AVAILABLE AT WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/RODVILLA/KINDLELIB Image from bzedan (http://flickr.com/photos/bzedan/107728952/) , last accessed 2/20/09