Have you tried applying your gift cards to your e-reader bundles yet? If not, please visit this previous post for information on setting up an e-bookstore account without needing a credit card tied to your account, as well as additional information on free e-books for download.
We have also received word from our vendor that one guest who received [...]
Did you miss out on attending the E-reader and Technology Showcase? You can still hear the presentations by going to AZ WebJunction. Listen to Kristen Purcell’s keynote presentation entitled “Information on the Go: Digital technology trends impacting today’s libraries and librarians.“ Also hear Mary Minow, creator of the blog “LibraryLaw.com”, discuss the various legal considerations [...]
No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries is a new ALA publication which deals with e-readers in school, public and academic libraries, as well as with issues of preservation, purchasing, standards, the Internet and learning. It is published by ALA Editions and currently for sale for $65. For more information, please visit the ALA Store.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express on 6th St. in Phoenix for those traveling more than 50 miles to the E-Reader Summit & Technology Showcase. These rooms will be charged at the state rate of $103 for the night of Sunday, September 19. If you [...]
If you plan on using OverDrive Digital Libraries or any other kind of Adobe-DRM e-books, you will need to create an Adobe account and download and install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). Both of these are free. You can put one account on up to six computers. Each e-reading device will need to be tied to [...]
Amazon does not require a credit card. In order to download e-books without a credit card, you will need to change your default 1-click payment method at Amazon.com. Follow the steps below:
Visit “Your account,” then scroll to Account Settings and click on 1-Click Settings.
Click the “Enter a new address” button.
Enter your information, then click [...]
Every librarian participating in the E-Reader Summit & Technology Summit will receive a choice of one of the following bundles per person. These bundles will be used for hands-on training during the E-Reader Summit & Technology Summit.
Your library should have already selected one of the bundles. For more information about these bundles and other e-reader [...]
You may have received an e-mail over the weekend about preparing for the E-Reader Summit & Technology Conference. Here is part of the e-mail you received:
You will receive your E-reader bundle on the day of the event, but your library will need to have several accounts set up before you will [...]
The PocketBook 360 is a popular device within e-reader community circles. It is also an international device, having been developed in Russia.
The PocketBook 360 is one of the smallest readers with a 5” diagonal E Ink screen, The built-in accelerometer detects orientation changes quickly, and the buttons readjust to match the direction of the screen. [...]
The iPad’s Built-in Accessibility
Apple’s products, such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad include accessibility features for the visually impaired. Shortcuts to accessibility features, a zoom function and closed captioning are included with the iPad. The iPad also allows the user to choose mono audio, which will focus the iPad’s speakers on either the right [...]