Posts tagged ebooks
Last year, I wrote “What’s on my iPad?“, a list of all the apps on my iPad. It’s been almost a year, and I need to get a new list published. It appears below.
There are many additional online resources out there for iPads used in education and libraries:
- iPad Resources list, compiled by Erin Klein
- 103 Interesting Ways to Use the iPad in a Classroom [More from the Interesting Ways series]
- Teach with Your iPad (includes videos, lists of Apps)
- Blooms’ Taxonomy and iPad Apps
- iPads in Schools LiveBinder
- Preparing Your School for an
Amy Pawlowski, Web App Manager at Cleveland Public Library
Sue Polanka, Head of Referene and Instruction at Wright State University Libraries, Author of No Shelf Required
Ellen Druda, Librarian, Internet Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Rosemarie Jerome, Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Bianca Crowley, Smithsonian
Amy Pawlowski & Sue Polanka
- 72% of Public Libraries are offering eBooks (LJ report)
- 55K thousand titles in the Cleveland Public Library eBook collection
- 5% of public libraries circulate preloaded ereading devices, while 24% are considering it. Kindle was the top device.
- 1/5 of the US online population reads at
My notes from the session are below the embedded slides.
Al Carlson, Tampa Bay Library Consortium
Chad Mairn, St. Petersburg College
lots of great topics coming in this session!
What’s a book?
cave paintings; babylonian tablets; scrolls; Gutenberg (Codex); tree sliced very thin covered in cardboard; Kindle (eBook)
The form of the book has changed; the book is the content, not the package.
What happens when the package undergoes a drastic change? More >
Dick Kaser, VP Info Today (moderator)
1. Ken Breen, Director, eBook Products, EBSCO Publishing
eBook in 1997. on CD-ROM. system requirements are a hoot (25Mz processor)!!
124 pg print book explained how to use the ebook.
In July, NetLibrary will be completely under EBSCO.
This tweet sums up the presentation. Vendor sales pitch.
2. Leslie Less, VP of Content Development, eBrary
another sales pitch. Walked out after it was over and switched to Community Tagging.
(Overdrive rep was on the panel later; tweets from the session on his time looked interesting)
What’s going to be more fruitful of our time and efforts in a response to the Harper Collins 26 eBook circ policy change? What will plan of attack will impact our patrons the most and improve their current and future eBook reading for the best?
A boycott of Harper Collins? I’m not so sure. It’s idealistic, feels good, but will it get Simon & Schuster and Macmillan to start offering eBooks to libraries (who currently don’t allow this at all)? Will it get a new model for all library eBooks created?
I’ve been following More >