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eBooks and eJournals
Is ePublishing coming in from the cold?

Sites to find eBooks (apart from the bookshops such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc)

Some readers

Sources used in the presentation

The presentation (download as a .pdf file)


Sites to find eBooks (apart from the bookshops such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc)

150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection
http://www.openculture.com/free_textbooks

250+ Places For Free Books Online
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm

30 best websites to download free ebooks
http://savedelete.com/30-best-websites-to-download-free-ebooks.html

Baen Free Library
http://www.baen.com/library/

Cengage Brain.
http://www.cengagebrain.com/

Classic Bookshelf
http://www.classicbookshelf.com/

Connexions
http://cnx.org/

CourseSmart
http://www.coursesmart.com/

Freeload Press
http://www.textbookmedia.com/freeloadpress

Fathom Archive
http://www.fathom.com/

Free Kindle Ebooks
http://freekindlebooks.org/

Google Books / Google Editions
http://books.google.com/support/partner/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=167975

iBiblio
http://ibiblio.org/

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/

iTunes U
http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

manybooks.net
http://manybooks.net

Open Culture
http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks

Open Library
http://openlibrary.org/

Sin Shoppe
http://kindle.sinshoppe.com/?aut=all

Skyshelf
https://www.skyshelf.com/skyshelf/control/main

Textbook Revolution
http://www.textbookrevolution.org/

Wowio
http://www.wowio.com/

World Digital Library
http://www.wdl.org/

World Public Library Association
http://worldlibrary.net/

Zorba’s guide to free ebooks
http://www.zorba.us/page_id=818

 

Readers

Adobe Digital Editions
http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

Amazon Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/kindle-wireless-reader-wifi-graphite/dp/b002y27p3m/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=utf8&qid=1286715706&sr=1-1

Amazon Kindle DX
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-DX-Wireless-Reader-3G-Global/dp/B002GYWHSQ/ref=kin3w_ddp_compare_image3

Apple iPad
http://www.apple.com/ipad/

Barnes and Noble Nook
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp

Entourage eDGe
http://www.entourageedge.com/devices/

I-CUE.
http://www.i-cue.co.uk/ (per the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/20060205045247/http://www.i-cue.co.uk/

Kno
http://www.kno.com/

Kobo
http://koboereader.com/

Microsoft Reader
http://www.microsoft.com/READER/

Sony Readers
http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/reader-ebook

 

Sources

Abrams, Stephen. Managing Information in the Public Sector The Future is Now : A Tech Forecast: New Realities. April 2008. http://www.sirsidynix.com/Resources/Pdfs/Company/Abram/ Abram_OPS_April_2008.pdf

Blodget, Henry. Kindle Milestone: Amazon Sold More Kindle Books Than Physical Books on Xmas. Business Insider 26 Devcember 2009. http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-kindle-milestone-amazon-sold-more-ebooks-than-physical-books-on-xmas-2009-12

CILIP Update.
http://www.cilip.org.uk/publications/update-magazine/update-digital/pages/

Destiny : Library Manager : Circulating Follett eBooks (rev. 14 June 2010)

DIY Book Scanning : A forum dedicated to book scanning, open source, DIY digitization. http://www.diybookscanner.org/

eBook Reader Comparison
http://www.ereaderleader.com/ereader-comparison/

eBook Readers Review
http://www.ebookreadersreview.co.uk/

Evans, Michael. Random House of Horrors: another disgusting ebook. 27 February 2010. http://www.macfilos.com/2010/02/random-house-of-horrors-another-disgusting-ebook.html

Google hand scans…
http://books.google.es/books?id=GwsoAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=swedish+dictionary&as_brr=1&ei=tFlFSsfOKKmCyASF4shP&hl=ca#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=dcABAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA189-IA2#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://books.google.com/books?id=BI4BAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Horn, Caroline. Mobile Library. TES Connect 10 March 2006. http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2206596

Johnson, Doug. Before we take the e-book plunge. Blue Skunk blog 17 February 2010. http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/2/17/before-we-take-the-e-book-plunge.html

Angus Kidman. Why Are E-Books So Poorly Proofed? 2 March 2010. http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/03/why-are-e-books-so-poorly-proofed/

Thompson, Stephen. Kindles at high school bring praise, surprises. Tampa Bay Online 19 October 2010. http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/oct/19/190851/kindles-at-high-school-bring-praise-surprises/news-breaking/

Medeiros, Norm. The killer Kindle. International Digital Library Perspectives 25 (4) 2009, 225-227. Retrieved from Emeraldinsight.com, December 2009. DOI: 10.1108/10650750911001806

Mim’s Bits. The Death of the Book has Been Greatly Exaggerated. 21 Sept, 2010. http://technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/25783/

Moon, Brad. Six Months With An eBook Reader: Yeah or Meh? 9 March 2010. http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/03/six-months-with-an-ebook-reader-yeah-or-meh/

Nick Morrison. Cover story - Broken spines. TES Connect 20 February, 2009. http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx

Slivka, Eric. Analyst Estimates 600,000-700,000 iPads Sold on Launch Day. Macrumors.com. 3 April 2010. http://www.macrumors.com/2010/04/03/analyst-estimates-600000-700000-ipads-sold-on-launch-day/

TechBrief.
http://www.thetechbrief.com/

Technology Review
http://technologyreview.com/

Teleread.
http://www.teleread.com/

Wendy Stephens. Books Are More Than Files: Teens Skeptical About eReading. Voya June 2010.

Wonpyo Yum. U releases Kindle pilot data. The Daily Princetonian 22 Feb 2010. http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2010/02/22/25262/

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