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Presented at the Michigan Small & Rural Libraries Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, 1 May 2014
Here are the video and my slides from my eBooks & eReaders presentation for the Library 2.013 conference delivered earlier today.
“The purpose of this advisory is to provide information to help ensure that electronic book readers, and other emerging technologies, are used in library settings in a manner that is permissible under Federal law.”
So you’ve got an e-reader and you’ve mastered purchasing books from the associated store and even downloading books from OverDrive. But what about sideloading content from other sources such as Project Gutenberg and Smashwords? How about converting content from one ebook format to another, or even creating your own ebook content from Word documents and websites? Bring the e-reader or tablet of your choice and a laptop to walk you through all the necessary steps so that you can engage and share with your community.
So far the software I plan on covering are:
(I’d like to stick to just free software but if there’s something really good that doesn’t cost too much I’d be willing to at least mention it.)
And then I’ll be sure to point everyone to plenty of free eBook sources such as:
Then I wonder about covering things like these which may be illegal to use but not necessarily to inform people about:
So here’s what I need input on: