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Ebook Vs Paper Book

Muzi Li

Muzi Li

on 5 September 2012

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Ebooks Vs PaperBook A Brief History of the Ebook with education In 1971 Michael Heart created Project Gutenberg with the purpose of freely releasing public domain books through the internet. Currently Project Gutenberg has over 6200 books available for free download, and has mirror sites located all over the world. In a 2002 interview Project Gutenberg director Michael Heart stated that from just one Project Gutenberg site, over a million Ebooks were downloaded in a month’s time. In 1998 the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held the first International Electronic Book Workshop in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Ebooks as books had come into their own. One of the big issues that were discussed at the International Electronic Book Workshop was Ebook format. Format is still in contention today, as evidenced by the number of formats that are in use. Currently the Internet Public Library, which is an educational initiative from the University of Michigan’s School of Information, claims to have links to over 20,000 Ebooks that can be read and downloaded for free. http://promo.net/pg/

http://drscavanaugh.org/Ebooks/Ebook_format_capabilities.htm http://www.ipl.org/ Though the Internet emerging into our daily life, the author believes that E-books cannot replace books; instead, it complemented and enhanced the old-style of readings by video, links that provide further information, chat areas and other rich experiences. In addition, the author views the reader and publish industry is ready for the multimedia transformation. Just like news-based website didn’t replace the newspaper. Overview WHAT IS AN EBOOK? Check this cool reader! If you live in Toronto or GTA, then you must know this newspaper! http://www.thestar.com/ He predicts that even the book lovers will enjoy the new ways of the “reading”, which are easily portable and easily readable. Especially, E-books are easily readable. Most E-books offer zoom functions, letter resizing, dictionary, and character’s review, even it can be covered by an audio. Technical advantages: Economic advantages E-books are also provide an economically viable to publish a short piece.
In the end, the author predicts publishers in other media industries will be utilized mini-works when the choice is available to everyone. When price getting into the game, we have to ask ourselves: Do we want to pay Ebooks? If yes, how we going to pay for Ebook? Check this out, you will impressed!
No matter they said is true or not, everyday thousands of people try to figure out how to download ebooks from online. Take a look of the newest reader: Amazon Kindle 2 And Sony Reader PRS-700 Discussion Questions 1. Which type of the writing should be promoted as Ebook version? Or the benefits of Ebook’ content can offer? 2. Ebooks sooner or later will emerge into our academic life, how to evaluate a good E-textbooks or Ebooks?
Hardware and Software? Front standard? Legal issue? Addition players, watchable? 3. If individuals are aggregating content to create their own information stores, will libraries and librarians become obsolete? Do libraries and librarians need to assist individual users with retrieval and evaluation of "E" information? 4. What are our expectations about the persistence and permanence of human communication as embodied in books as we enter the brave new digital world? Don't forget:
On March 7-13th 2010
Reading an Ebooks week Some useful websites Web-Based and Hand-Held Device Companies
Founded in 1994 as a private company, Books24x7.com has received venture capital funding from Sigma Partners (California) and Commonwealth Capital (Massachusetts). Publisher relationships include Macmillan Computer Publishing, O’Reilly, Osborne/McGraw Hill, Wiley, and MIT Press. BarnesandNoble.com has been tapped as a strategic partner for print book orders. Everybook Inc.
The EB Dedicated Reader is a large “portable” device, compared to those offered by other e-book publishers. Each page is roughly the size of an 8-1/2x11 sheet of paper. Customers attach their EB to a touch-tone telephone line to connect to the Everybook Store. “A three-dimensional virtual reality bookstore, personalized to your choices, appears across the two full-color, high resolution screens. You use the full-page touch screens to wander through the bookcases, pull books off of shelves, and look at covers, tables of contents, and excerpts. You then touch the icon for purchase information and put the publication in your shopping cart.” Glassbook, Inc.
This company offers a variety of software and e-book content services to consumers, libraries, publishers, distributors, and booksellers. To read titles, the consumer must first download the free Glassbook Reader, a software program developed for laptops and desktop personal computers. Users purchase or borrow books from electronic bookstores. A "Library" on the Glassbook’s Web site shows the book covers for the titles you own or have borrowed. Pages navigate from front to back, or the user can jump to specific pages. A customer can add personal bookmarks to pages, enlarge the text and graphics, conduct searches, and print sections of the book (if permitted by the rights-holder). netLibrary
Founded in 1998, with an Internet launch in Spring 1999, netLibrary is a privately-held company and seems the most aggressive of the e-book publishers in marketing and promoting its collection. Full-page ads have appeared in mainstream publications (such as Newsweek) and on major television networks. The company has also made a strong push to develop a large collection of titles. In October 1999, netLibrary received a $70 million investment from Houghton Mifflin Inc., McGraw-Hill, Follett, Blackwell, and financial firms Bain Capital and Weiss Peck & Greer Softbook Press, Inc.
SoftBook Press is a co-creator and strong supporter of the Open Ebook Specification. The portable SoftBook Reader device weighs 2.9 pounds. Customers can download news items, magazines, or books from the SoftBookstore. A page-turning feature should appeal to users, since other e-book publishers still depend on page scrolling. Online Originals
This U.K.-based company furnishes electronic books through its Web site. Customers can download titles directly into their computers or Palm Organizers. Additional reading The e-book industry today: a bumpy road becomes an evolutionary path to market maturity


E-Book Technology and Its Potential Applications in Distance Education

https://journals.tdl.org/jodi/article/viewArticle/90/89 Will 'E-Books' Make Paper Ones Obsolete?
Probably Not, But There's No Doubt The Digital Revolution Will Spread To Books
By John Dujay
http://html.click2houston.com/sh/technology/techviews/dujayonthewww/stories/dujay-20000404-011646.html By Muzi Li 100411051
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