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E-Reader E- xtravaganza. Kelsey Bates TA/GA ITD and Help Desk Michelle Bourgeois TA/GA ITD and Help Desk. Overview. What are the likes and dislikes about e-readers? How can they be used professionally? E-readers available on the market The future of e-readers Additional sources.

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E reader e xtravaganza

E-Reader E-xtravaganza

Kelsey Bates TA/GA ITD and Help Desk

Michelle Bourgeois TA/GA ITD and Help Desk


Overview
Overview

  • What are the likes and dislikes about e-readers?

  • How can they be used professionally?

  • E-readers available on the market

  • The future of e-readers

  • Additional sources



What do people like about e readers1
What Do People Like About E-Readers?

  • Easy to travel with

  • The “New Factor”

  • Increases opportunities to read

  • Gathering place for everything

  • Book covers aren’t visible

  • Easy to purchase books

  • Easy way to make notes



What do people dislike about e readers1
What Do People Dislike About E-Readers?

  • Miss the actual paper

  • On tablets there’s too many things available

  • Can be an investment

  • Still hard to find some books

  • Too many books available

  • Competition between the e-readers



How can they be used professionally1
How Can They Be Used Professionally?

  • E-books offered through the library

  • Help patrons use theirs

  • Loan them to patrons


Kindles
Kindles

  • Most Popular

  • Most are E-Ink

  • Extensive Library

  • Amazon Cloud

  • Dual Prices with Special Offers

  • Kindle Prime

  • Apps

  • Doesn’t Read ePubs


Kindle
Kindle

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity

  • 6 Inch E-Ink Screen

  • 2 GB Storage (1,400 Books)

  • 5-Way Controller

  • $79 or $109


Kindle touch
Kindle Touch

  • Wi-Fi and 3G

  • Audiobooks

  • 6 Inch E-Ink Screen

  • 4 GB Storage (3000 Books)

  • Touch Screen

  • $99 or $139 / $149 or $189


Kindle keyboard
Kindle Keyboard

  • Wi-Fi and 3G

  • Audiobooks

  • 9.7 Inch E-Ink Screen

  • 6 GB Storage (3000 books)

  • Keyboard

  • $139 or $189


Kindle dx
Kindle DX

  • 3G Only

  • Audiobooks

  • 9.7 Inch E-Ink Screen

  • 6 GB (3000 Books)

  • Keyboard

  • $379


Kindle fire
Kindle Fire

  • Wi-Fi

  • Movies, TV Shows, Apps, Games, Songs, Audiobooks

  • 7 Inch Vibrant Color IPS Screen

  • Amazon Silk Web Browser

  • 8 GB (80 Apps and 6,000 Books)

  • Touch Screen

  • $199


Nooks
Nooks

  • Some have E-Ink

  • Extensive Library

  • Greater Availability of Library Books

  • Has Actual Page Numbers

  • Apps

  • Doesn’t Read DOC, TXT, RTF


Simple touch nook
Simple Touch Nook

  • Wi-Fi

  • 6 Inch E-Ink Screen

  • 2 GB Storage (1,000 books)

  • Touch Screen

  • $99 (No Ads)


Simple touch nook with glow light
Simple Touch Nook with Glow Light

  • Wi-Fi

  • 6 Inch E-Ink Screen

  • 2 GB Storage (1,000 books)

  • Touch Screen

  • $139


Nook color
Nook Color

  • Wi-Fi

  • Movies, TV, Apps, Games, Songs

  • 7 Inch Color Screen

  • 8 GB Storage (5,000 books)

  • Touch Screen

  • $169


Nook tablet
Nook Tablet

  • Wi-Fi

  • Movies, TV, Apps, Games, Songs

  • 7 Inch Color Screen

  • 8 or 16 GB Storage

  • Touch Screen

  • $199/$249


Sony reader
Sony Reader

  • Wi-Fi

  • Audiobooks

  • 6 Inch E-Ink Screen

  • 1.3 GB Storage (1,200 books)

  • Touch Screen

  • $129


iPad

  • iBookstore

  • Retina Display

  • Wi-Fi and Cellular

  • iCloud

  • 9.7 Inch LED-backlit

  • Safari Web Browser

  • 16, 32 and 64 GB

  • Multi-Touch

  • $329 to $829


The future
The Future

  • Google’s Nexus 7

  • Mini iPad

  • NFC Chips for Nooks

  • Kindle Color


Additional resources
Additional Resources

  • Instapaper

  • Calibre

  • Blogs

  • Free Websites

  • LibraryRenewal.org


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