Kindle-ing an interest in ebooks<br />Kathryn Greenhill,<br />Special Services Librarian<br />Cottesloe-Peppermint Grove- ...
Slides are at:<br />www.slideshare.net/thegrovelibrary<br />
Menu<br />What do you want to know ?<br />
Menu<br />Changing formats everywhere<br />Devices for reading<br />Types of ebook readers<br />
Menu<br />Getting ebooks in Australia<br />Ebooks for free<br />Kindle<br />What it does<br />Demo<br />
Changing formats...<br />
Alternatives to ebook readers<br />
Print vs Audio vsebook ...<br />Portability<br />Availability of books<br />Size of print<br />Ease of access<br />Disabil...
Print vs Audio vsebook ...<br />Translations<br />Durability<br />Storage<br />Sharing<br />Renting vsOwnership<br />Does ...
Types of ebook readers<br />
They are making it up as they go along<br />
ebooks, mbooks, nooks, vooks<br />
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix<br />
Ebook reader vsebook reader<br />Sold in Australia?<br />Portability<br />Availability of books<br />Controls<br />E-Ink?<...
Ebook reader vsebook reader<br />Touchscreen/stylus<br />Supported formats<br />Size of screen<br />Durability<br />Storag...
Getting books<br />
DRM = Digital Rights Management<br />
They are making it up as they go along<br />
Not all books available to Australia<br />
Typical experience...<br />
http://ebooks.addall.com<br />
Places to get ebooksfor free<br />
Internet Archive<br />
Project Gutenburg<br />
Scribd<br />
Google books<br />
WikiBooks<br />
ManyBooks.net<br />
Places to get audiobooks for free<br />
Internet Archive<br />
Librivox<br />
Podiobooks<br />
About the Kindle<br />
Things it does<br />Displays ebooks<br />Changes size of print<br />Computer read-aloud<br />Wireless connection included ...
Things it does<br />Lets you browse Wikipedia<br />No web browser (can in US)<br />Has a dictionary to look up words<br />...
Cost of books<br />$3 for Complete Works of Shakespeare (197 works)<br />Bestsellers $16 - $28<br />Many books sold are av...
You do not have to buy ebooks from Amazon<br />
Demo<br />
If people want to know about reading on the iPhone...<br />
iPhone and Stanza<br />
Links mentioned<br /> <br />Ebookreader matrix<br /> <br />Comparison of all ebook readers on the US market showing featur...
Media credits<br />Rene Passet, Sound Station, July 6, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/passetti/3757896818/.<br...
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The library is lending out an Amazon kindle, but this is not the only way to read ebooks. This session, run on 10 December 2009, outlines the different formats for reading, compares ebook readers, talks about how to get ebooks in Australia and shows where you can download free ebooks and audiobooks.

It also looks at using Stanza to read ebooks on an iPhone

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  1. 1. Kindle-ing an interest in ebooks<br />Kathryn Greenhill,<br />Special Services Librarian<br />Cottesloe-Peppermint Grove- Mosman Park Library <br />December 2009<br />
  2. 2. Slides are at:<br />www.slideshare.net/thegrovelibrary<br />
  3. 3. Menu<br />What do you want to know ?<br />
  4. 4. Menu<br />Changing formats everywhere<br />Devices for reading<br />Types of ebook readers<br />
  5. 5. Menu<br />Getting ebooks in Australia<br />Ebooks for free<br />Kindle<br />What it does<br />Demo<br />
  6. 6. Changing formats...<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Alternatives to ebook readers<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Sports Illustrated Tablet 1.5 Demo.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk<br />
  18. 18. Print vs Audio vsebook ...<br />Portability<br />Availability of books<br />Size of print<br />Ease of access<br />Disability access<br />
  19. 19. Print vs Audio vsebook ...<br />Translations<br />Durability<br />Storage<br />Sharing<br />Renting vsOwnership<br />Does it do other things?<br />
  20. 20. Types of ebook readers<br />
  21. 21. They are making it up as they go along<br />
  22. 22. ebooks, mbooks, nooks, vooks<br />
  23. 23. http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25. Ebook reader vsebook reader<br />Sold in Australia?<br />Portability<br />Availability of books<br />Controls<br />E-Ink?<br />Battery life<br />Memory<br />Text to speech?<br />
  26. 26. Ebook reader vsebook reader<br />Touchscreen/stylus<br />Supported formats<br />Size of screen<br />Durability<br />Storage<br />Sharing<br />Does it do other things ?<br />
  27. 27. Getting books<br />
  28. 28. DRM = Digital Rights Management<br />
  29. 29. They are making it up as they go along<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31.
  32. 32. Not all books available to Australia<br />
  33. 33. Typical experience...<br />
  34. 34. http://ebooks.addall.com<br />
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  36. 36.
  37. 37.
  38. 38.
  39. 39.
  40. 40.
  41. 41.
  42. 42.
  43. 43.
  44. 44. Places to get ebooksfor free<br />
  45. 45. Internet Archive<br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Project Gutenburg<br />
  48. 48.
  49. 49. Scribd<br />
  50. 50. Google books<br />
  51. 51. WikiBooks<br />
  52. 52. ManyBooks.net<br />
  53. 53. Places to get audiobooks for free<br />
  54. 54. Internet Archive<br />
  55. 55. Librivox<br />
  56. 56. Podiobooks<br />
  57. 57. About the Kindle<br />
  58. 58.
  59. 59. Things it does<br />Displays ebooks<br />Changes size of print<br />Computer read-aloud<br />Wireless connection included in price<br />Delivers ebooks through wireless from Amazon<br />
  60. 60. Things it does<br />Lets you browse Wikipedia<br />No web browser (can in US)<br />Has a dictionary to look up words<br />Lets you make notes on books<br />Plays audio books.<br />Displays some file types and lets you convert others so you can read them <br />
  61. 61. Cost of books<br />$3 for Complete Works of Shakespeare (197 works)<br />Bestsellers $16 - $28<br />Many books sold are available for free elsewhere<br />
  62. 62. You do not have to buy ebooks from Amazon<br />
  63. 63.
  64. 64. Demo<br />
  65. 65. If people want to know about reading on the iPhone...<br />
  66. 66. iPhone and Stanza<br />
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  68. 68.
  69. 69.
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  76. 76. Links mentioned<br /> <br />Ebookreader matrix<br /> <br />Comparison of all ebook readers on the US market showing features<br />http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix<br /> <br />Places to get free ebooks<br />Often ebooks are classics out of copyright <br />Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/details/texts<br />Project Gutenburghttp://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/<br />Scribdhttp://scribd.com/<br />Google Books (sometimes only part of the text is available)<br />http://books.google.com/books<br />Wikibooks– free educational books http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page<br />Many Books http://manybooks.net/<br />Places to get audiobooks for free<br />LibriVoxhttp://librivox.org/<br />Podiobooks – free serialized audio books http://www.podiobooks.com/<br /> <br />Places to search for ebooks<br />Add all - searches over 30+ ebook sites (may not be available in Australia)<br />http://ebooks.addall.com/<br /> <br />About the Amazon Kindle<br />Where to buy the Australian version<br />http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-International-Generation-charging-Australia/dp/B000GF7ZRA<br />
  77. 77. Media credits<br />Rene Passet, Sound Station, July 6, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/passetti/3757896818/.<br />hichako, iPod nanoがない, December 28, 2008, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/hichako/3142612031/.<br />Angel Leon, The Virgin Megastore in Union Square is going Bye Bye, May 16, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gubatron/3540702310/.<br />Jason Kuffer, Virgin Megastore closing, January 13, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/digiart2001/3196453386/.<br />Steve Rhodes, Reading Austen will waiting in line for the iPhone 3GS at the San Francisco Apple Store, June 19, 2009, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/3642155302/.<br />Sports Illustrated Tablet 1.5 Demo.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk<br />

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