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    August 2010
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  • Menu
    What do you want to know ?
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  • Menu
    History
    Print vs audio vsebook
    Reading devices
    Platforms and software
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  • Menu
    Formats
    Content
    Ebooks in libraries
    Pushing it 
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  • Discussion
    Ebooks in school libraries
    Ebooksand the reading experience
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  • History
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  • Changing formats...
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  • Print vs Audio vsebooks
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  • Print vs Audio vsebooks ...
    Portability
    Availability of books
    Size of print
    Ease of access
    Disability access
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  • Print vs Audio vsebooks ...
    Translations
    Durability
    Storage – shelf metres
    Sharing
    Renting vs Ownership
    Does it do other things?
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  • 1971
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  • 1989
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  • Growth of Project Gutenberg publications from 1994 until 2008.
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    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Gutenberg
  • Just Granma and Me 1992http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9uyxPeY3qY
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  • 1996
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    1998
  • Reading Devices
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  • 1993
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  • Apple Newton
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  • Rocket eBook reader 1999
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  • Franklin pocket ereference
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  • Franklin eBookMan - 1999
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  • “....In short, our experience has been one of total frustration - from the inaccurate sales pitch of what the readers can actually do, to the lack of recognition by the big eBook companies that customers may live outside the United States...”
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  • http://conferences.alia.org.au/public2001/hutley.joseph.saunders.html
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  • 1. Select Device
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  • Types of ebook readers
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  • They are making it up as they go along
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  • ebooks, mbooks, nooks, vooks
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  • http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
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  • December 2009
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  • August 2010
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  • Single function vs multifunction
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  • Single function
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  • Electronic paper
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  • Electronic paper
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  • E-ink
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  • How e-ink works
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    Basic Schema of an Electrophoretic Display by Senarclens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Electrophoretic_display_001.svg Accessed 9 August 2010
  • philliptorrone, esquire e-ink cover, September 8, 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmtorrone/2841259022/.
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  • How e-ink works
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    Basic Schema of an Electrophoretic Display by Senarclens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Electrophoretic_display_001.svg Accessed 9 August 2010
  • How colour e-ink display works
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    Basic Schema of an Electrophoretic Display Using Color Filters by Gerald Senarclens de Grancy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Epd_color.svg Accessed 9 August 2010
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  • Advantages
    Viewing angle
    Light conditions
    Weight
    Physically bendy
    Battery life
    Eco-friendly??
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    © E Ink
  • Disadvantages
    Need external light source
    Response time
    Refresh rate
    Ghosting
    “flash”
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  • Tech to watch
    Liquivista
    Pixel Qi
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  • Notion Ink – Adam November 2010
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  • Skiff
    Plastic Logic Que
    Alex
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  • Bonus features
    Store non-book files
    Play wav – audio books or music while your read
    Read text aloud
    Magnify text
    Translate text
    Wifi delivery of content
    Web browsing
    Video touch screen panel
    Two “pages”
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  • Bonus features
    Touch screen
    Card reader and expansion
    PC as well
    Content partners
    Rechargable batteries
    Make notes
    Sync with other devices
    Built in dictionary and reference shelf
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  • Kobo
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  • AUD 199
    Kobo
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  • Kindle
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  • Wifi: AUD 155
    Kindle
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  • 3G: AUD 211
    Kindle
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  • DO NOT HAVE TO BUY CONTENT FROM THEIR STORE
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  • DO NOT HAVE TO BUY CONTENT FROM THEIR STORE
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  • CAN GET CONTENT FROM MANY OTHER SOURCES
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  • Multi function
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  • Do you call a mobile phone
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  • Do you call a mobile phone
    a phone?
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  • Do you call a mobile phone
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  • Do you call a mobile phone
    “mobile-access-platform-that-has-mildy-interesting-added-extra-of-making-phone-calls?”
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    XO (One laptop per child)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad Mini 10 - NSW
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  • Ebook reader vsebook reader
    Sold in Australia?
    Portability
    Availability of books
    Wireless delivery or through PC?
    Controls
    E-Ink?
    Battery life
    Memory
    Text to speech?
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  • Ebook reader vsebook reader
    Touchscreen/stylus
    Supported formats
    Size of screen
    Durability
    Storage
    Sharing
    Does it do other things ?
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  • 1. Select Device
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  • 1. Select Device
    2. Choose software on device
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  • Software
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  • What can software do ?
    Display ebooks
    Let you make notes
    Jump to pages
    Read aloud
    Synchronise among devices
    Buy from vendor directly
    Download through PC only
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  • Built in with single-function devices
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  • iBook reader
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  • 1. Select Device
    2. Choose software on device
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  • 1. Select Device
    2. Choose software on device
    3. Know which format
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  • Formats
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  • Open Publication Structure
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    Open Packaging Format
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    OEBPS Container Format 1.0
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    Open Packaging Format
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    OEBPS Container Format 1.0
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    OEBPS Container Format 1.0
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  • Can be read by all ebook readers...
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  • Can be read by all ebook readers......except...
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  • ...but...
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  • DRM
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  • DigtalRightsManagement
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  • Can be read...
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    SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats Accessed 16 August 2010
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    SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats Accessed 16 August 2010
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    SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats Accessed 16 August 2010
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    SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats Accessed 16 August 2010
  • 1. Select Device
    2. Choose software on device
    3. Know which format
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  • 1. Select Device
    2. Choose software on device
    3. Know which format
    4. Buy a book
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  • Content
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  • Getting books
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  • They are making it up as they go along
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  • The limitations are not technical
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  • The limitations are commercial
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  • Not all books available to Australia
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  • Typical experience...
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  • http://www.ebookant.com/
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  • http://ebooks.addall.com
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  • They may do this...
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  • Places to get ebooksfor free
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  • Internet Archive
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  • Project Gutenburg
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  • Scribd
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  • Google books
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  • WikiBooks
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  • ManyBooks.net
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  • Places to get audiobooks for free
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  • Internet Archive
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  • Librivox
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  • Podiobooks
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  • Ebooks in libraries
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  • Downloadable, use offline ebooks
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  • Why?
    Shelf metres
    Circulation costs
    Duplicate
    Updates
    Bypass
    Centralised selection
    Users select stock
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  • Think ebookThink library
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  • Launched 1 December 2009
    $3 for Complete Works of Shakespeare (197 works)
    Bestsellers $16 - $28
    $100 for 500 books
    Workshop, then 2 hour loans until January
    January 2010 – 3 day loan
    Constant waiting list
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  • http://brisyprl.lib.overdrive.com
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    Colbow, Brad. Why DRM doesn’t work or How to Download an Audiobook from the Cleveland Public Library
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  • Pushing it
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  • Sports Illustrated Tablet 1.5 Demo Nov 2009.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk
  • Penguin's Upcoming iPad books March 2010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdExukJVUGI
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  • Penguin's Upcoming iPad books March 2010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdExukJVUGI
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  • What about
    Collaborative notetaking
    Collaborative content
    Social discussion
    Pick ‘n’ mix content
    Non-linear (think hypertext and “Choose your own adventure”)
    Transliterate connections?
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  • School libraries
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  • Ebooks and reading
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  • Links mentioned
     
    Slides are at: http://slideshare.net/sirexkat
    DECISIONS = Type of device + software to read ebooks + format read by device/software + ebook content
     
    Comparison of all ebook readers on the US market showing features
    http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
     Places to get free ebooks
    Often ebooks are classics out of copyright
    Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/details/texts
    Project Gutenburghttp://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/
    Scribdhttp://scribd.com/
    Google Books (sometimes only part of the text is available)
    http://books.google.com/books
    Wikibooks – free educational books http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page
    Many Books http://manybooks.net/
    Places to get audiobooks for free
    LibriVoxhttp://librivox.org/
    Podiobooks – free serialized audio books http://www.podiobooks.com/
     
    Places to search for ebooks
    Add all - searches over 30+ ebook sites (may not be available in Australia)
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    http://ebooks.addall.com/
     
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  • Media credits
    Rene Passet, Sound Station, July 6, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/passetti/3757896818/.
    hichako, iPod nanoがない, December 28, 2008, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/hichako/3142612031/.
    Angel Leon, The Virgin Megastore in Union Square is going Bye Bye, May 16, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gubatron/3540702310/.
    Jason Kuffer, Virgin Megastore closing, January 13, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/digiart2001/3196453386/.
    Rob Marquardt, All in the family, July 26, 2007, http://www.flickr.com/photos/sometoast/914512389/.
    thom, Minifig Bloggers #2: Cory Doctorow, January 20, 2007, http://www.flickr.com/photos/minifig/363878274/.
    Brenda Clarke, Unicorn_2, May 6, 2009, http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4673961330/.
    John Blyberg, Amazon Kindle & Sony eBook, November 29, 2007, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblyberg/2073940586/.
    just_mike, esquire magazine e-paper "2" close-up, September 5, 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_mike/2832222371/.
    just_mike, esquire magazine e-paper cover close-up 1, September 5, 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_mike/2832355328/.
    philliptorrone, esquire e-ink cover, September 8, 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmtorrone/2840261689/.
    Constance Wiebrands, Kobo front view, May 30, 2010, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwiebrands/4650884987/.
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