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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, ...

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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Kindle - ing and interest in ebooks: Getting ebooks in Australia Kindle - ing and interest in ebooks: Getting ebooks in Australia Presentation Transcript

  • Kindle-ing an interest in ebooks
    Kathryn Greenhill,
    Special Services Librarian
    Cottesloe-Peppermint Grove- Mosman Park Library
    December 2009
  • Slides are at:
    www.slideshare.net/thegrovelibrary
  • Menu
    What do you want to know ?
  • Menu
    Changing formats everywhere
    Devices for reading
    Types of ebook readers
  • Menu
    Getting ebooks in Australia
    Ebooks for free
    Kindle
    What it does
    Demo
  • Changing formats...
  • Alternatives to ebook readers
  • Sports Illustrated Tablet 1.5 Demo.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk
  • Print vs Audio vsebook ...
    Portability
    Availability of books
    Size of print
    Ease of access
    Disability access
  • Print vs Audio vsebook ...
    Translations
    Durability
    Storage
    Sharing
    Renting vsOwnership
    Does it do other things?
  • Types of ebook readers
  • They are making it up as they go along
  • ebooks, mbooks, nooks, vooks
  • http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
  • Ebook reader vsebook reader
    Sold in Australia?
    Portability
    Availability of books
    Controls
    E-Ink?
    Battery life
    Memory
    Text to speech?
  • Ebook reader vsebook reader
    Touchscreen/stylus
    Supported formats
    Size of screen
    Durability
    Storage
    Sharing
    Does it do other things ?
  • Getting books
  • DRM = Digital Rights Management
  • They are making it up as they go along
  • Not all books available to Australia
  • Typical experience...
  • http://ebooks.addall.com
  • Places to get ebooksfor free
  • Internet Archive
  • Project Gutenburg
  • Scribd
  • Google books
  • WikiBooks
  • ManyBooks.net
  • Places to get audiobooks for free
  • Internet Archive
  • Librivox
  • Podiobooks
  • About the Kindle
  • Things it does
    Displays ebooks
    Changes size of print
    Computer read-aloud
    Wireless connection included in price
    Delivers ebooks through wireless from Amazon
  • Things it does
    Lets you browse Wikipedia
    No web browser (can in US)
    Has a dictionary to look up words
    Lets you make notes on books
    Plays audio books.
    Displays some file types and lets you convert others so you can read them
  • Cost of books
    $3 for Complete Works of Shakespeare (197 works)
    Bestsellers $16 - $28
    Many books sold are available for free elsewhere
  • You do not have to buy ebooks from Amazon
  • Demo
  • If people want to know about reading on the iPhone...
  • iPhone and Stanza
  • Links mentioned
     
    Ebookreader matrix
     
    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)
    http://ebooks.addall.com/
     
    About the Amazon Kindle
    Where to buy the Australian version
    http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-International-Generation-charging-Australia/dp/B000GF7ZRA
  • 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/.
    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/.
    Sports Illustrated Tablet 1.5 Demo.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk