FUTURE OF BOOKSWe will look at these questions: How will the Internet impact literacy ? How will it enhance reading and writing? How libraries are going be like in the future? What can possibly be the disadvantages andadvantages? What might be the issues of accessibility?
FUTURE OF BOOKSINTRODUCTIONFor the past few years, we are experiencing the massive shift of printed words to computer screens
FUTURE OF BOOKS In 2009, e-books sale increased a hundred and seventy-seven per cent And to be expected to double that amount in the next 2 years
FUTURE OF BOOKSWill e-books replace traditional bookeventually?Can you imagine all thosebooks can be compressedinto something as smallas your tablet?
E-BOOK WEBSITESBook stores of the future??Some popular websites : http://www.kobobooks.com/ http://www.ebooks.com/ http://ebookstore.sony.com/
E-BOOK READERWhat is a e-book reader?It is a portable electronic device designed for reading digital bookSome e-book readers on the market? Kindle Cybook Eslick Kobo And many others
KINDLE First generationwas released onNovember 19, 2007for US$399 And was not sold outsideof the US
KINDLE Latest generation(quotes from AmazonWebsite by users)http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx 1D7SY3BVSESG&cdThread=Tx19DCTE1Z2FD83 Pro Cons •Amazingly cheap •No keyboard •Great screen •No audio •Very small •No 3G •Good book choice •Poor web browser •Mature software •No ePub support
KOBO Produced byToronto basedcompany KoboInc. Kobo with Wi-Fi capability was launched 15 October 2010 Kobo Touch was released in the U.S on 10 June 2011 for $129.99.
E-BOOK READERS VS REAL BOOKSAdvantage of E-book readers: Great for travel Light-weight and portable Regular books do not include a dictionary or keyboard. Cheaper Save lot of storage space
E-BOOK READERS VS REAL BOOKSAdvantages of real books: The comforting feelingof holding a favorite book Resale value No devices needed No batteries required
Internet’s impact onliteracy Web proponents believe that strong readers on the Web may eventually surpass those who rely on books One web reader claimed that Internet allows readers to cover more ideas and topics in a same amount of time (compare to traditional reading)
Internet’s impact onliteracy Books are more as one-way reading when interactions are limited E-reading allows : More interaction between viewers More options to locating information Viewers get help from online community
Internet’s impact onliteracy “Some literacy experts say that reading itself should be redefined. “ “Interpreting videos or pictures, they say, may be as important a skill as analyzing a novel or a poem.”(quotes fromhttp://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/a_new_kind_of_l.php
Internet’s impact onliteracy The definition of 2 way literacy : Readers are able to cut, copy, paste information Communicate with other people who reading the same text Contribution to the story Sharing thoughts and comment s Encourage readers’ imagination and creativity
Library of the future?How libraries will look like in the future?
Physical Libraries Graz University LibraryUniversity of Toronto Library
Library of the future? “Our relationship with information is changing because the form and delivery system for accessing information changes”( Futurist Thomas Frey) The massive transition of printed information to electronic documents Traditional books are being replaced
Pros and Cons of the Digital Era?Issues of Accessibility ?
Issues of Accessibility Out with the quiet study/research place In with 24/7 accessibility of materials Out with the librarian person In with the digital avatar and search engines Unlimited access to media from around the world The lack of a human librarian to assist Must have access to the internet and computer
Cons No pride for ownership of digital media vs. books Copyright issues/easy theft of materials Lack of human interaction, e.g. Librarians The lack availability of digital history books Restrictive licensing for some materials The need for redundant copies for safekeeping
Pros No need for large buildings to house books Lower overhead cost for digital media Anytime/Anywhere access to research material World wide knowledge base search engines Lower maintenance vs. books and print Many can access same material at the same time Large capacity, cheap cost digital storage mediums
Pros No more Index cards to look through Easy searching, time efficient Much lower preservation costs over books Cell Phone, Tablet, computer access Makes for better collaboration through access
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