Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Net Connect Features E-Books and Tablet PCs

Peg Burnette points out that the Fall 2003 Net Connect is full of good stuff on e-books and an article on tablet pcs.

Karen Coyle has an article on "Ebooks: It's about Evolution, Not Revolution." There is an article on e-books for kids and "Tablet PCs Free Librarians" at the Salem-South Lyon District in Michigan.

Are there any other libraries out there using Tablet PCs?

Tomorrow, I will be at the Illinois Library Association Conference in Springfield. The first program I am attending is "Top Tech Trends" with speakers Matt Gullett from Bloomington Public Library, Paul Mills from Heritage Trail Library System, and Teri Ross Embrey, another "Handheld Librarian." I am looking forward to hearing what they think are the top tech trends for libraries. I will try to take good notes and post the results here. I am doing a program with Daneen Richardson and Sharon Ruda on tech and non-tech ways to promote library services to people with disabilities.

ALS/MITBC are also announcing "The Library Shoppes at Library Lane." Last spring, we started an e-mall, The Shoppes at Library Lane as a fund-raising effort for the system and the talking book center. We have had several requests from vendors for us to put links to them, so we are starting "The Library Shoppes." If you are a vendor and you are interested, you can go to the invitation at http://www.mitbc.org/librarylane/shoppeinvite.doc

If only I had a tablet pc to take to the conference....the article in Net Connect says it is just like carrying around a notebook. Anyone want me to do a review on their tablet pc? Any and all offers considered!

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