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E-books with or without e-readers

In notes on September 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm

On September 28th, Let’s Talk was held in the staff lounge at Heelan and we discussed e-books, e-textbooks, and e-reader devices such as iPad and Kindle.

The market for e-books and e-textbooks is in a little bit of chaos, it seems.  Some of the concerns brought up at the discussion included the portability of e-book formats so that students and faculty wouldn’t be locked into one device, as well as the longevity of e-book files, especially since some are only available on a leasing basis.

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Introducing Let’s Talk

In notes on September 14, 2010 at 6:03 pm

The first Let’s Talk discussion was September 14th, 2010.  The topic was iPads, and the library brought over the iPads that would soon be available for check-out.

Sara has been bookmarking examples of iPads in education here:
http://www.delicious.com/librarienne/ipad+education

The apps available on the library iPads can be seen in a PDF hand-out here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10100860/iPadScreens.pdf