2. Today’s talk
• What is a book app?
• Why should librarians care?
• Future of reading is here:
a. New ways to browse & search
b. Visual & audio enabled learning
c. Social interaction
• Online course preview
• Resource list
3. What is a book app?
- just text
- Kindle or iBooks ebooks
- PDF ebook
- a stand-alone app for smartphone or tablet
- takes advantage of features of the device, such as
audio, animation, zoom, geo-location and more
18. “There is no benefit in giving kids iPads in school if you
don't change school.”
You cannot replace the Model T model of education with an iPad
if you still believe learning can be produced by assembly line
standards and standardization.
- Cathy Davidson
21. The mission of libraries
The mission of a library is to
improve society through
facilitating knowledge creation in
- R. David Lankes
Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for
Today’s Complex World
46. London: a city through time
• Read the complete text of the London Encyclopedia, the 1000-page
monster source book.
• 2,000 rare prints, works of art and photos.
• 35 documentaries from the Pathé archive.
• 71 zoomable panoramas of the capital at various points in history.
These are gyro-controlled and swivel around the viewpoint as you
turn on the spot.
• 20 ‘spinnable’ artefacts from the Museum of London, allowing you to
get closer than in the museum itself.
• Audio tours from Blue Badge guides.
• A ‘my London’ section in which famous Londoners reveal their
favourite parts of town.
96. Much more to explore
helping readers understand
• character notes • better endnotes
• timelines • adaptive learning systems
• quizzes • peer-to-peer help
• notes/highlighting • author-to-reader help
active pictures new layouts
• panning & zooming • inﬁnite canvas
• augmented reality • variable sized viewports
• multi-state photos • stories that scroll
• interactive charts • hands-free page turning
• sounds & soundtracks
• audio captions
• language learning Adapted from Breaking the Page
97. Much more to explore
• pop-up pages
• multiple points of entry communal compositions
• location-aware texts • text mashups
• transmedia • curated collections
• crowd-sourced compositions
• networked collections
• piecemeal prose
• shortform content personalization
• be the narrator
• adaptive content
marketing tools • build your own book
• new kinds of covers
• book trailers
• sneak peaks Adapted from Breaking the Page
99. Want to learn more?
Take the online
course in October
100. Book as iPad App course
4 weeks, online, starts October 15
• week 1: introduction and definitions.
• week 2: fiction & nonfiction titles: science, history, art/architecture,
• week 3: children's books and graphic novels (all ages)
• week 4: innovation and user experience trends, service ideas for
libraries, keeping up, further resources
101. Book as iPad App course
• video lectures
• discussion forum
• community of other librarians
• optional: write your own app reviews for our
private class blog
102. Book as iPad App course
Why take it?
• become familiar with some of the best books apps
• get a better understanding of these apps
• learn where to look for reviews, what to include when
writing your own reviews
• generate ideas for creative programs and services