E-Book - WKU

E-Book - WKU

Amost Everything You Always Wanted to Know About E-Books Barbara Fiehn Ed. D. Western KY University Bowling Green , KY How many of you

Read Books Devour Books Listen to audio books Read any kind of E-book My Words of Wisdom

Change will continue Formats are not yet settled Go for the most flexibility Understand your needs / purpose

This is not a fad Digital Book History 1971 Michael Hart (Gutenberg Project) initiated digitized text: Declaration of Independence. 1981 the first electronic book with commercial aims : a dictionary by Random House 1998 the first e-Book Fair took place in Gaithersburg, Maryland 2001 e-book boom started with Riding the Bullet,

by Stephen King, launched on the Internet It isnt either / or The human brain doesnt change in one generation, says Mr. Powers, author of the forthcoming Hamlets BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age. Its not going to happen like that.

The technology of the book has already seen a number of transitions in its long history: from clay to wax to papyrus to vellum to cloth to paper, stored as tablets or scrolls or folios or books, bound in horn or leather or cloth or paper Doug Johnson School Library Journal November 2004, Turning the Page (E-books and their impact on libraries) http://www.dougjohnson.com/dougwri/turning-the-page-e-books.html Defining Ebook Electronic book

a book published in electronic form Text Graphics Sound Interactivity Ebooks Available As Online Free/subscription Used online Downloadable

Self contained Playaway CD/DVD Network Server Audio Text Text and audio Interactive

Multi language Appliances Computer

Cell Smart Phone IPod touch, IPad MP3 players Dedicated Appliance Kindle, Nook, Vook, Microsoft Reader Open, Multipurpose Appliance Open eBook Publication Structure CD / DVD / Blue Ray?

Lenovo's hybrid PC that detaches to become a tablet netbook device. E6 electronic reader from Samsung. e-book device or e-reader

Cell phone apps for kids Reasons Always with you Out of print texts Replica Books and Ingram's Lightning Source, store fully marked-up digital text or scanned page images on demand, one at a time. Reasons

Reading Fluency Hypertext supports clarity Language Acquisition Some prefer digital formats What to consider Costs Appliances

Durability Longevity Single function vs multi function What is already in student hands Battery life Resolution in dpi Storage capacity

Collections Contracts Own Lease Multiple downloads Single copies Collections Policies and procedures

Ebook Text Formats EPUB -a free open standard supported by a range of reading devices, allows readers to move their digital books across platforms DRM Digital Rights Management PDF Portable Document Format Mobipocket format (.prc), mobipocket palm (.pdb) Amazon (AZW)

microsoft word (.doc), plain text (.txt), web browser (.html), microsoft reader (.lit), sony reader (.lrf), sony librie (.lrf),, rocket (.rb), hiebook (.kml), plucker (.prc), Isilo (.pdb), f ictionbook (.fb2), psion (.tcr) Low vision capabilities Required by law. Frequently ignored by vendors

Eye Strain Myth Dr. Travis Meredith, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, chair ophthalmology department The current problem with reading on screens is that we need to adjust our bodies to our computer screens, rather than the screens adjusting to us, While youre reading, your eyes make about 10,000 movements an hour. Its important to

take a step back every 20 minutes and let your eyes rest, Professor Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University Other issues Battery Life Unwanted downloading Damage, loss

Vendors - Children

BookFliks Sylvan/Dell NetLibrary Abdo Pebble TumbleBooks Starfall free Capstone Apple App store -Just

Me and My Dad Raz Kids Moving Picture Books Sesame Street e-book contentwww.sesamestreet.org/ebooks iStoryTime, an e-book platform for iPhone and Android OS

Vendors - General

I Save A Tree, Inc. Bilingual netLibrary - allows unlimited access to titles Overdrive - 3 items for one week audible.com Follett and other book vendors Gale Escue & Associates www.escuebooks.com Davidson Many online vendors

Vendors - Periodicals EBSCOhost mobile 13 percent of American adults whove purchased at least one book in the past year own an e-reader, or plan to own one within the next year. Possibilities Ebook clubs readers miles apart instantaneously

sharing notations Home subscriptions -services based on interest Disney, $79.95 a year to tap a treasure-trove of digitized storybooks, full of videos, music, and point-and-click games. Reading resembles a social-networking environment with instant interact with the publisher, the author, and the text itself. Kindle for Educators

http://www.edukindle.com/ Website http://people.wku.edu/barbara. fiehn/Ebooks/EBooks.html Barbara Fiehn Ed. D. Western KY University Bowling Green , KY

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