Handouts for patrons

The following documents are intended for educating library patrons. I give permission to make any change to these documents and distribute as many copies as necessary. - Chris Rippel
  • Introduction to eBooks is a one page Word document explaining:
    • what eBooks and eReaders are
    • why people read eBooks
    • how to read eBooks
    • where to get eBooks
  • eBook terminology is a Word document with paragraph-long definitions of eBook, eReader, format, e-ink, LCD Touch, fonts and DRM. To print this document, I recommend clicking File->Download original and printing the download because it looks better than the displayed Google Doc version.
  • Comparison of six devices for reading eBooks is an Excel document comparing the features of several dedicated eReaders and iPad. Click "Download (38kb)" to display on your computer. The "print area" is set to print two pages. Feel free to make changes, additions and corrections to this spreadsheet.
  • Devices compatible with Kansas' online collection of audiobooks, eBooks and movies is an Excel spreadsheet listing the devices that can play or display Overdrive's audiobooks, eBooks and movies. The source of this information is Overdrive's own Web page on compatible devices. Click "Download (38kb)" to display on your computer. The "print area" is set to print two pages. Feel free to make changes, additions and corrections to this spreadsheet.
  • Illustrated instructions for downloading Overdrive eBooks onto a Nook goes step-by-step through the process of downloading Overdrive Adobe Digital Editions, checking out an Overdrive eBook, downloading it into Adobe Digital Editions and transferring the Overdrive eBook to a Nook.
  • Sources of eBooks lists sources of free public domain eBooks and eBooks from eBook publishers other than Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Sony. This Word document will be displayed in the Web browser. To print, I recommend clicking "File-> Download original" and printing the downloaded document because it looks better. Feel free to make any corrections, additions or changes to this document.

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