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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
slide21
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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