November 19, 2014

Four Librarians, Four E-readers, Two Years

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Two years ago, four librarians at Oregon State University shared initial thoughts about using dedicated e-readers for the first time. We had just launched a year-long study of academic librarian use of e-readers and were excited to share our new-found joys along with concerns about the four e-readers used in the study. Two years later, the study is finished (look for the study results later this fall in Journal of Library Innovation), and the mobile reading landscape has changed significantly due to the introduction of many new and more versatile e-reading devices, especially tablets.

Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet: An educator weighs the pros and cons

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Which is the better color touch-screen device? Jeff Hastings stages a tablet shoot-out in his video review.

School Library Journal Reviews the Nook Simple Touch and the Kobo eReader Touch

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SLJ’s take on the Nook Simple Touch and the Kobo eReader Touch. The touchscreen ereaders are much simpler, sleeker, and just plain better than their predecessors, writes Jeff Hastings.

Four Librarians, Four Ereaders, One Month

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As LJ gears up for its virtual summit, Ebooks: The New Normal, on October 12, four librarians at Oregon State University give their takes on four ereaders patrons are using right now.

Link: Five Best Ebook Stores | Lifehacker

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Here’s a look at five of the most popular ebook stores and services.