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  • Frankenbooks?
    Stephen Abram, MLS
    Computers in Libraries
    Washington DC, March 22, 2011
  • Is this graphic correct? What’s wrong?
  • Is the book in your head?
  • Frankenbooks? Emotion? Morality?
  • The Physical Act of Reading
  • Think harder about book components!
  • Whose needs are met by e-books and e-libraries?
  • Welcome
    Questions for Today:
    What is REALLY happening with eBooks?
    Where is all this change taking us?
    Do people still value the book?
    What’s next?
    What is the role for librarians in our info-future?
  • Books
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Encyclopedia
  • Reference
  • Directories
  • Dictionaries
  • Textbooks
  • Scholarly
  • Kiddy Lit
  • E-Learning
  • How would
    you reinvent
    the book?
  • Mobility
  • What are the
    good and bad
    things about
    e-books?
  • GOOG
  • What does all this mean?
    • The Article level universe
    • The Chapter and Paragraph Universe
    • Integrated with Visuals – graphics and charts
    • Integrated with ‘video’
    • Integrated with Sound and Speech
    • Integrated with social web
    • Integrated with interaction and not just interactivity
    • How would you enhance a book?
  • Device Issues
  • Borders Kobo, B&N Nook, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Sony, etc. . . .
  • Mobility
  • Broadband
    • You must clearly understand the latest US FCC Whitespace Broadband Decision – THIS IS TRANSFORMATIONAL and going global
    • Local wired, mobile access ‘everywhere’ to the home and workplace
    • Geo-awareness: GIS, GPS, GEO-IP, etc.
    • Wireless as a business strategy (Starbucks)
    • Mobile dominates
    • Largest generation
  • People
  • My son: Zachary
  • My son: Zachary
  • Discovery & Ideas
  • Has the future changed?Has our future changed?
  • The Future Discovered
    • Stem Cells
    • fMRI and The Brain
    • Cloning
    • Trucking and GPS
    • Wind and other energy
    • Nanotechnology
    • Robotics
    • Massive Book Digitization
    • Music
    • Translation
    • Streaming Media
    • Seed Bank
  • Interdisciplinary
    Cross-disciplinary
    Integrated
  • A 1965 iPhone
  • Can libraries keep up with change?
    Can you recall buying a 45?
    Can you recall dials on TVs?
    Can you recall dialling?
  • Can we frame the e-book issue so that it can be addressed rationally?
  • MindMap: What is a book?
    Reading
    Learning
    Pedagogy
    Research
    Exploration
    Reference
    Engagement
    Enjoyment
    Evaluation
  • My Conclusions
    • Content acquisition needs to move up the chain
    • Mobile will be dominant device
    • eBook formats will be e-reader dependent for a short time
    • eBook format to watch is web-based and involves HTML5
    • Ads vs no ads in books?
    • Social reading behaviours are primary
    • Federated search is evolving
  • Serve Everyone!
  • Move Faster Together
  • Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA
    VP strategic partnerships and markets
    Cengage Learning (Gale)
    Cel: 416-669-4855
    stephen.abram@cengage.com
    Stephen’s Lighthouse Blog
    http://stephenslighthouse.com
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