Category Archives: E-books

E-books – unconference session at SOLO10

I led a session looking at ebooks for researchers at SOLO10 earlier this month. I gave a brief overview and then opened up the discussion to the floor. About 10 people attended the session – it seems ebooks are not … Continue reading

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I pad, you pad, (s)he pads – we all pad

An iPad tsunami is upon us, judging by the number of articles about how the iPad is becoming the device of choice for reading, or raving about it in one way or another. iPad seems the wrong term judging by … Continue reading

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Redefining what we expect of an ebook

I have for some time thought that ebooks will not oust print books until we have decent ebook reader devices. By “decent” I mean devices that are effective and affordable and are therefore in widespread use. For the last few … Continue reading

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Online exhibition 2009 – quick overview

Early December is one of my favourite times of year. This is when the Online Information exhibition is held – the annual jamboree of information stuff for the digerati. It gives a snapshot of the information world and is always … Continue reading

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Ebooks and ebook readers

For more than ten years I’ve been reading predictions about how ebooks were going to replace printed books, but we’re still not at that point. There are various ebook reader devices on sale and there are plenty of books in … Continue reading

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