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E-books: advanced session


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Training presentation developed and delivered on the University of Leeds Library Information Literacy Programme, 2006-7.

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E-books: advanced session

  1. 1. E-books : Advanced Session Leeds University Library Information Literacy Programme 2006-2007
  2. 2. Purpose of this session <ul><li>Explore e-books in your subject area </li></ul><ul><li>Use enhanced features such as personalization options </li></ul><ul><li>Understand interactive features of e-books </li></ul><ul><li>Use subject and keyword searching of e-book web pages and publisher sites </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-books <ul><li>First e-book: 1971, in what later became Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Demand from general public alongside demand from academia: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born digital texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitised content from paper editions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. E-books: advanced features <ul><li>Advanced search functionality (by word or phrase) </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation and annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and visual components </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility with screen readers </li></ul><ul><li>Copy protection / DRM </li></ul><ul><li>Portable reader compatibility (new readers being launched from Sony etc following initial failure of formats like Rocket) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Example: annotating content
  6. 6. E-books: keeping up to date <ul><li>Updated chapters and editions </li></ul><ul><li>Online-only content </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable tables of contents, texts and indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive quizzes and exercises to support teaching </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example: interactive e-book (Mathcad)
  8. 8. E-books: into the future <ul><li>Audio books and podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter libraries (e.g. eChapters) </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki-type content that can be added to and updated by anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative e-books and services </li></ul><ul><li>Digitised content (Google, Amazon, etc.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Into the future: audio books
  10. 10. Into the future: podcasts
  11. 11. Into the future: eChapters
  12. 12. Into the future: collaborative e-books
  13. 13. Into the future: digitised content
  14. 14. What Next? <ul><li>Explore the extra features of e-books using the workbook provided </li></ul><ul><li>Take a look at coverage for your own subject area of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Use the e-book collections to support your teaching and research areas </li></ul>