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The Evolution of the Digital Reader

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Talk for the Beyond the Book Summit, June 22, 2010

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The Evolution of the Digital Reader

  1. 1. TheEvolution of the Digital Reader<br />Helene BlowersDigital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan LibraryJune 2010<br />
  2. 2. Sony Reader2006 <br />Kindle2007<br />Kindle 2<br />2009<br />Kindle DX2009<br />EreaderiPhone apps<br />2009<br />Nook2009<br />
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  9. 9. Evolution of digital reading … <br />eBook<br />Digital =<br />
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  13. 13. Evolution of digital reading … <br />eBook<br />Digital =<br />Networked =<br />iBook<br />
  14. 14. Library<br />Network<br />Reader<br />
  15. 15. Reading in the cloud = Sync’d<br />Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?<br />
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  18. 18. Metcalfe's lawThe value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2) <br />
  19. 19. The value of a network is not access to content.<br />The value of a network is access to people who have content and opinions about content. <br />
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  21. 21. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCopiaChannel#p/a/u/2/Qwf2jitON-U<br />
  22. 22. http://www.rdpl.org/images/events/book_checkout_1970_resized.gif<br />
  23. 23. http://thewere42.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/lend-a-book-to-friend-nook-grab-600.jpg<br />
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  25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathys/4124071183<br />
  26. 26. Evolution of digital reading … <br />eBook<br />Digital =<br />Networked =<br />iBook<br />?<br />
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  29. 29. Evolution of digital reading … <br />eBook<br />Digital =<br />Networked =<br />iBook<br />eyeBook<br />Smart = <br />
  30. 30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QocWsWd7fc<br />http://text20.net/<br />
  31. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/beejaymurphy/2852653184<br />
  32. 32. Evolution of digital reading … <br />Digital <br />Networked <br />Smart ! <br />
  33. 33. Questions ? <br />My Slides are @www.slideshare.net/hblowers<br />Helene BlowersDigital Strategy DirectorColumbus Metropolitan Libraryhblowers@columbuslibrary.org<br />http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/One-Laptop-Per-Child-Pushes-XO-Innovation-to-New-Heights-6.jpg<br />

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