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iOS for e-readers


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Slides for our Mass. Library System e-readerpalooza workshops, spring 2011.

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iOS for e-readers

  1. 1. iOS for e-readers iPads, iPod Touch, iPhones Scott Kehoe, Advisor - Technology Specialist Massachusetts Library System (MLS), Waltham, Mass. 866-627-7228 x308 / / www.masslibsystem.orgMonday, March 14, 2011 1
  2. 2. iOS? who? what? operating system (e.g., Windows, OS X, Android) runs: iPads, iPod Touches, iPhonesMonday, March 14, 2011 2
  3. 3. iPad Pros for Libraries runs OverDrive via wifi, no syncing with computer patrons who own, do not need a separate e-reader name recognition = marketing multi-use devices, not just an e-reader K-12 & Academics already adopting for classrooms iBooks app for multimedia ePub & PDF “books”Monday, March 14, 2011 3
  4. 4. iPad Cons for Libraries Cost - $499 (iPad 2 - retail, new) iPod Touch - $229 iPhone - $49 (3GS) / $199 / $299 plus monthly contract more device than you’re willing to support One device / one account, must have an iTunes account -use iTunes gift cards instead of credit cards not made to be a multi-user product -can not fully lock down deviceMonday, March 14, 2011 4