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Electronic Books - What's on the Next Page?

Jeffrey Schneidewind

The Partners of the UCI Libraries present

Electronic Books - What's on the Next Page?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 11 am- 1 pm

Description:
Large book retailers like Barnes and Noble and Amazon are reporting electronic book sales approaching those of print, and libraries are collecting increasing amounts of electronic material. New developments in reading devices like the Kindle, as well as in reading software for smartphones and other devices, are appearing almost daily. These trends are prompting some authors and publishers to bypass print to take advantage of the lower cost of digital distribution. Some authors are even writing differently, thanks to resulting changes in reader behavior and the ability to add things like music and video to a digital work.

This talk will explore these developments and their implications for readers, and we will review the devices, the software and the stores and websites that sell or give away electronic books.

Presenter:
Jeffrey Schneidewind, Emerging Technologies Research Specialist at UCI

Location:
Ayala Science Library Room 104. For a map and directions go to:
www.uci.edu/campusmap. Self parking ($8) in the Mesa Parking Stucture.

Registration:
Free and open to the public. Space is limited, priority given to Library Partners. To make a reservation for this workshop please click here. For further information please call Terri Bokosky in Library Development at 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

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This program is part of Intersections, a series of library workshops offering instruction on a variety of fascinating topics for intellectual enrichment and enjoyment.