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Some eBook resources and links

Carolyn Starkey and Wendy Stephens have put together a set of links on the topic of eReading and eBooks in LiveBinder format.

Description: Many students are among the consumers investing in ereading devices, and many school libraries are piloting hardware loans to gauge the appeal and practicality of a switch to digital formats. This second session on ebooks in education provides an up-to-the-minute survey of the constantly-changing ebook landscape, paying particular attention to the instructional advantages and potential pitfalls when using dedicated ereader devices in the school environment. The presenters will offer an overview of the most common ereader devices and applications, files, formats, and DRM issues related to ebook content; some practical concerns when purchasing ebooks; ethnographic response from teens using ereaders; and sources for free ebooks.