Easing Into E Reading


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Slideshow of our June 27 class including websites and tips on purchasing E-readers and working with Overdrive.

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Easing Into E Reading

  1. 1. Easing into E-reading<br />Dorothy Bramlage Public Library<br />Ruby Jones<br />Reference Specialist<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Popular E-Readers<br />Purchasing an E-reader?<br />DRM and Its Limitations<br />Checking Out Library E-Books with Overdrive<br />Audiobooks with Overdrive Media Console & App<br />More Free E-Book Resources<br />Questions<br />
  3. 3. What is an E-Book?<br />E-books are electronic versions of books. <br />They can be downloaded from many websites and their text can be displayed on a computer screen, on e-readers, and other mobile devices like smart phones.<br />
  4. 4. Popular E-Readers:<br />Amazon KINDLE<br />
  5. 5. Popular E-Readers:<br />Amazon KINDLE<br />Barnes & Noble <br /> NOOK<br />
  6. 6. Popular E-Readers:<br />Amazon KINDLE<br />Barnes & Noble<br />NOOK<br />Sony READER<br />
  7. 7. Popular E-Readers:<br />Amazon KINDLE<br />Barnes & Noble<br />NOOK<br />Sony READER<br />Borders KOBO<br />
  8. 8. Tablets are also E-Readers:<br />Apple iPAD<br />
  9. 9. Tablets are also E-Readers:<br />Apple iPAD<br />PandigitalNOVEL<br />
  10. 10. Tablets are also E-Readers:<br />Apple iPAD<br />PandigitalNOVEL<br />Motorola XOOM<br />
  11. 11. Purchasing an E-Reader?<br />Things to Consider:<br />Features you would most enjoy & use<br />Wireless/3G<br />Touchscreen<br />Portability/size & weight<br />Ability to do other things<br />
  12. 12. Purchasing an E-Reader?<br />Things to Consider:<br />Read Reviews<br />Consumer Reports: The Library has a subscription! Ask for help at the reference desk.<br />The eBook Reader: A site that reviews e-readers. Also has a good comparison table and suggests e-book stores. http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/<br />Cnet.com: A trusted source of information in the world of technology. http://www.cnet.com/<br />
  13. 13. Purchasing an E-Reader?<br />Things to Consider:<br />Research E-book Stores & Media Selection<br />Prices<br />Selection of books & authors<br />File types supported (ePub, AZW, PDF, Mobi)<br />
  14. 14. What is ?<br />Digital Rights Media: A way publishers protect copyright & prevent pirated copying, burning, distribution.<br />Overdrive uses DRM to limit E-book use but also limits which devices work with Overdrive. <br />Other e-book stores also use DRM<br />
  15. 15. Bring On the E-books!<br />What you will need:<br />E-books<br />Adobe Digital Editions<br />Audio books<br />Computer with Internet Connection<br />Kansas Library Card<br />(Ask a Reference librarian)<br />Windows Media Player 9 or higher<br />Overdrive Media Console<br />
  16. 16. Notes Before Beginning:<br />Is your device compatible?<br />http://overdrive.com/resources/drc/<br />Sony Reader users must download the Sony Reader Library beforehand:<br />http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/<br />Register you e-reader by following the directions included with it. REMEMBER THE EMAIL YOU USE WHEN REGISTERING!<br />
  17. 17. Overdrive Media Console<br />Use on Computers for:<br />Music<br />Audiobooks<br />Videos<br />Download it from:<br />http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/<br />Overdrive Media Console will prompt you to update your Windows Media player if it hasn’t been already. <br />You can also transfer to your mp3 player.<br />
  18. 18. Overdrive Media Console App<br />Use on these Mobile Devices:<br />Android<br />Blackberry<br />iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch<br />Windows Mobile<br />For more, check compatible device website<br />Use for:<br />Audiobooks<br />E-books<br />Download it from:<br />Your device’s app store <br />http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/<br />Will still need to authorize device with Adobe ID<br />
  19. 19. Other Sources for FREE books:<br />Project Gutenberg<br />http://www.gutenberg.org<br />Internet Archive<br />http://www.archive.org/<br />Many Books<br />http://www.manybooks.net<br />Many major e-reader stores provide free promotional & rotating e-books.<br />
  20. 20. Lending Sites! (Nook and Kindle only)<br />Book Lending<br />http://booklending.com/<br />Ebook fling<br />http://ebookfling.com/<br />Lendle<br />http://lendle.me/<br />
  21. 21. Ebook Manager/Converter<br />If you choose not to use Adobe Digital Editions or your ereader software to manage ebooks or need to convert ebook files: Calibre<br />http://calibre-ebook.com/<br />
  22. 22. Problems?<br />Kansas Audiobooks, Music, and More Troubleshooting<br />http://kansas.lib.overdrive.com/82CE76E6-0E09-40C6-978A-DB6FC751DF23/10/378/en/Help.htm<br />Call, email, stop by or write on our Facebook wall to ask questions or schedule an appointment.<br />http://www.facebook.com/dorothybramlagepubliclibrary<br />jclibrary@jclib.org<br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />Thank you for attending!<br />