Along with a co-worker I’ve been delivering a lot of eReader workshops lately across the state. Here’s the slide deck that we start the class off with to get everyone up to speed with the history and technology.
The rest of our handouts can be found @ http://delicious.com/nlc_reference/ereaders
Angela Kroeger from UNO has written an extensive and wonderful review of last week’s spring meeting. If you missed it, you should take a look.
Someone at last week’s spring meeting about eBooks asked a question regarding the hackability of these devices. The context was from within the world of circulating such devices to the public and concerns about the devices being returned in a hacked state. Last week I answered by stating that none of them have been hacked that I was aware of.
This week I’d have to answer differently as it seems that the Alex E-Reader has been rooted. I’m sorry to say that this might be a reason for a library not to circulate Android-based devices.
Are you attending the TSRT/ITART Spring Meeting? Need directions?
Here is an area map with directions to our main campus.
In addition, here’s a campus map. The conference meeting will be in building 6, Hitchcock Humanities Center. Park in the lot to the south of campus.
Have you signed up for the streaming audio portion only? Please send an email to Casey Kralik (email@example.com) to confirm so that we can send the mediasite link.
Registration is now open for the ITART & TSRT Spring Conference. Ebooks: Readers Wanted, to be held at Bellevue University on April 23, 2010. Cost is $20 for ITART or TSRT members and $25 for others.
We also have a virtual conference option – the morning sessions will be accessible by Internet – free to ITART or TSRT members, $5.00 for others. The afternoon session will follow an unconference model with topics for breakout sessions to be decided onsite.
Registration closes April 2nd so sign up today!
8:30 Registration & welcome
9:00 NLA Presidential address by Scott Childers
9:15 eBooks overview by Michael Sauers, ITART chair
10:15 Circulating e-book readers at UNO: What we know…for now by Joyce Neujahr
11:15 Vendor presentations
1:15 1st breakout session
2:15 2nd breakout session
3:00 ITART & TSRT business meetings
Deirdre Routt, TSRT Chair
Michael Sauers, ITART Chair
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