The reading experience is getting better with the latest generation of digital reading hardware and software. In this talk, we’ll take an in-depth look at the user experience on a variety of devices and software, such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad and iPhone, Stanza, Adobe Digital Editions, and newer software, such as Blio and Copia.
What works well, what doesn’t, and what do users prefer for different kinds of reading situations? How is the definition of an "ebook" changing and how are publishers and authors responding to the changing landscape? What does this mean for the purchasing decisions of libraries?
Librarians have an opportunity to become experts on reading apps and devices, recommending the best options for our users and advocating with publishers to move in directions that will best serve our readers. Come see examples of what libraries are doing in this area and get inspired with ideas for how we can influence the future of e-reading.
28th–29th July 2010