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Presentation for Simmons College GSLIS LIS 488 on the Kindle, presented February 24, 2009

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  1. 1. E-Readers & Libraries John Rodzvilla February 24, 2009 Simmons College Library
  2. 2. From lawgeek’s flickr account ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdawg/1300241735/ ), last accessed 2/18/08
  3. 3. Kindle details <ul><li>$399 for device </li></ul><ul><li>10.3 ounces </li></ul><ul><li>6 inch display </li></ul><ul><li>Holds “hundreds” of books </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless connection using 3G network </li></ul><ul><li>Supports MOBI, Microsoft Word, HTML, TXT, PRC and image files </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers, magazines, blogs, & books </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t require a computer </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Not backlit </li></ul><ul><li>OED loaded </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>$.10 for wireless conversion </li></ul><ul><li>PDF?? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kindle 2 details <ul><li>Slimmer version at 1/3 of an inch </li></ul><ul><li>Now with 16 shades of grey </li></ul><ul><li>Better battery life </li></ul><ul><li>More storage </li></ul><ul><li>Faster page turn </li></ul><ul><li>Text-to-Speech </li></ul>Amazon.com’s Kindle 2 image (http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kindle/turing/photos/feat-libr2-300px._V251264267_.jpg), last accessed 2/20/09
  5. 5. Amazon.com’s Kindle storefront ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/133141011 ), last accessed 2/17/08
  6. 6. Image from Sprint (http://www.showmycoverage.com/mycoverage.jsp?id=A921ZON), last accessed 2/20/09
  7. 7. Other Readers Image from Kimbooktu ( http://kimbooktu.wordpress.com/2008/02/13/bookish-wallpaper-ii/ ), last accessed 2/17/08
  8. 8. Sony Stats <ul><li>PRS-500 series </li></ul><ul><li>$299 for device </li></ul><ul><li>9 ounces </li></ul><ul><li>6 inch display </li></ul><ul><li>Internal memory holds up to 80 books </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to computer via UPB </li></ul><ul><li>BBeB Book , TXT, RTF, PDF*, Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Not backlit </li></ul><ul><li>No keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Switch Screen orientation </li></ul>*PDF can be created using Acrobat Standard or need to be unencrypted
  9. 9. Other readers available <ul><li>eBookwise 1150 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports: .rb, TXT, DOC, HTML, </li></ul><ul><li>$135 </li></ul><ul><li>Backlit screen </li></ul><ul><li>Bookeen’s Cybook </li></ul><ul><li>Supports: PDF, TXT, HTML, PDB, Mobi, MP3 and image files </li></ul><ul><li>$350 </li></ul><ul><li>iRex Iliad </li></ul><ul><li>Supports: PDF / HTML / TXT / JPG / BMP/ PNG </li></ul><ul><li>$699 </li></ul><ul><li>8.1” screen </li></ul>
  10. 10. Are dedicated e-readers even necessary? Image from http://www.apple.com , last accessed 2/17/08
  11. 11. Are dedicated e-readers even necessary? Image from http://www.apple.com , last accessed 2/17/08 Nope
  12. 12. E-readers in the Library Image from http://www.lightupyourworld.nl/en/index_en.html , last accessed 2/17/08
  13. 13. Image from Forbes Library Catalog (http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3559250~S41), last accessed 2/20/09
  14. 14. Image from Duke (http://cit.duke.edu/help/exploratory_equipment.html/) , last accessed 2/20/09
  15. 15. Issues, Questions, Problems <ul><li>EULA agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul>
  16. 16. SLIDES AVAILABLE AT WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/RODVILLA/KINDLELIB Image from bzedan (http://flickr.com/photos/bzedan/107728952/) , last accessed 2/20/09

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