Battle of the eReaders
There is no winner yet of the eReader format wars, the best we can do is educate ourselves on what is out there:
- Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet: which one should you buy? A tablet eReader comparison from Ars Technica
- Lean, mean consuming machine: the Nook Tablet reviewed A Nook Tablet review from Ars Technica
- Don’t call it a tablet: the Kindle Fire reviewed A Kindle Fire review from Ars Technica
- Does New Kindle Touch Beat Nook Simple Touch? An e-Ink eReader Comparison from LifeGoesStrong
Related posts on Digital Content:
- Tumblebooks now available from the State Library
- eContent & Digital Content Device Training
- KLOW Websites and Images
- To blog or not to blog?
- Techbench: MakerSpace Now Open
Aided by the above posts about Digital Content, we are using this post to compile information, resources, handouts, and support about eReader Resources:
Articles and Resources
- Topeka and Shawnee County Library’s E-book Resources (with instructions!)
- Chris Rippel’s eBooks in Libraries blog
- Teleread, “news and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics,” posted “What eReader would I recommend for the Holidays?“
- The Digital Reader, “a news, review, & opinion blog,” recently posted about “Which eReader device should I buy?” and the discussion is as interesting as the article.
- No Shelf Required blog, “a blog about eBooks, loosely defined to discuss eBooks, audio books, and other digital content found in libraries as well as the technology needed to read and listen to this digital content.”
- No Shelf Required book, available in the NExpress catalog: “E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library?”
- Library Journal and School Library eBook Summit Facebook Page — periodically posts relevant articles to the eBook discussion and climate.
- ALA TechSource Webinar “Continuing the Conversation: Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library,” Part 1
- ALA TechSource Webinar “Continuing the Conversation: Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library,” Part 2
- O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference – LibraryJournal overview of a panel titled, “Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-Win for Publishers AND Libraries?“
Kansas EZ Library Resources
- The State contract with OverDrive for digital content ended December 5, 2011. Two new vendors will provide content: Recorded Books OneClickDigital for digital audiobooks and 3M Cloud Library for eBooks.
- Kansas EZ Library – New Portal to the State Library of Kansas eBook and digital audiobook consortium.
- NEKLS Digital Media Resources (including information about the Tech Toy box)
- Websites for Free eBooks – from the Basehor Community Library