December 21, 2014

Turn Wikipedia Articles into Ebooks | Screencast Tutorial

 

Wikipedia users can now create ebooks using articles from the English edition of the crowd-sourced reference. The feature, launched September 17, allows anyone to generate free ebooks in PDF, EPUB, and OpenOffice formats for reading on a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets and E Ink readers, such as the Kindle. Users can also order a printed book via PediaPress, Wikipedia’s print-on-demand vendor.

Linda W. Braun, a library consultant with LEO and regular contributor to School Library Journal, demonstrates how this works in the following screencast:

 

Turn Wikipedia Articles into Ebooks | Screencast Tutorial from School Library Journal on Vimeo.

 

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Linda W. Braun About Linda W. Braun

Linda W. Braun (lbraun@leonline.com) is the Youth Services Manager at Seattle Public Library, an educational technology consultant, a past president of YALSA, and adjunct faculty at Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science.

Comments

  1. Or you could keep using InstaPaper which will format your clippings for your device. By the way, Kindles don’t read Epub.

  2. That was really good. Thank you, Linda & SLJ.

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