Tag Archives: ebook readers

Portable devices- libraries trying to meet the demands of the iPhone generation

A couple of years ago we under took a systematic study of portable devices e.g. ebook readers, iPods, netbooks etc to see if our students could use them to get access to our resources, what the barriers were, if we wanted … Continue reading

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Study of ebook vs print books for students

Daytona State College has just completed a two-year comparative study using ebooks vs print books in the classroom.  Interestingly, the College had originally hoped to use Kindle ebook readers as part of the study but could not due to  the books that the … Continue reading

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E-book accessibilty for blind users

One would hope that new technologies such as ebook readers, touch tablet computers and more publishers making their books available online would increase access to the printed word for blind and visually impaired readers. Unfortunately it seems that there are still many barriers … Continue reading

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Report back from “E-books and e-content 2011”, a conference held by UCL Department of Information Studies, 11th May

Three sessions, eight talks and a number of recurring themes at this (I think) annual event. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/e-books/ for an outline and downloadable programme. Are books becoming just content, rather than whole units, now that technology enables “chunking“?   Will business … Continue reading

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Airport duty free shop – loaning ebook readers.

Stuck in Taiwan Airport? PC World report that you can now borrow ebook readers and iPads, with preloaded ebooks, while you’re waiting. The scheme is managed by the duty-free shop, but with substantial investment from the Taiwanese government. See http://tinyurl.com/4amdedx  for more. … Continue reading

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