Overdrive Media Console
MP3 players can’t talk with iTunes and iPods etc. can’t talk to Windows
DRM = Digital Rights Management
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Sony Readers are the only e-readers that let libraries loan them to patrons.
8 Universities piloted a program to loan Kindles to students. They were sued
because Kindles are not accessible to blind students.
iPads are better for this.
Pinnicle Peak Elementary School in Scottsdale has an iPad Lab.
Comparison of File Types
TXT – Text
PDF – Portable Document Format
HTML – Hypertext Markup Language
Mobi – Mobile (mobipocket)
LIT – Microsoft Reader
AZW – Amazon
Epub - epub.
Items for most readers and the ipad are downloaded via WIFI and 3g network.
The ones that use Adobe Digital Editions can also use that to get items on the
Sony E-reader uses their own software.
Many places to download free e-books.
Freegal Music from Maricopa County Library District
Overdrive e-books will not work on iPads, iPods, and iPhones because
Adobe Digital Editions required Adobe Flash to run and these devices can’t
have flash installed on them now. They will starting next month.
A Map to Mobile Ebook Collections
Don't have to weed ebooks.
An Ebook Acquisition Lexicon
Computers in Libraries December 2010 Pg 35
Chief Officers of State Library Agencies eBook Feasibility Study for Public Libraries 2010.
COSLA's Ebook Feasibility Report Suggests National Buying Pool
E-books, E-book Readers, and Next Steps
Public Libraries November/December 2010 p20-23
You can give an Amazon e-boos as a gift. You can give Sony Reader and Barnes
and Noble gift cards. You can loan some Barnes and Noble and Amazon books.
Romance Books are hot in the ebook market
In E-Book Era, You Can’t Even Judge a Cover
School libraries go digital
You can subscribe to magazines and newspapers through the iPad,
Nook, and Kindle.
You can download magazines and newspaper articles from the
electronic databases then transfer them to the iPad.