STAFF RESOURCES

E-book Task Force: Useful Links

Standards & Strategies

- Books Industry Study Group
- Open E-Book
- Boerl, Robert J. Browser Wars, now it's eBooks Emedia, v 13, n 11 p. 58, November, 2000
- Bryant, Eric. E-book summit highlights progress but slights libraries Library Journal v 125 n 19, p. 12, November 1, 2000
- Crawford, Walt. Nine Models, one name: untangling the ebook muddle American Libraries v 31 n 8, pp. 56-9, Summer 2000.

Hardware Devices

- NuvoMedia
- original maker of Rocket Ebook, now RCA 1100
- RCA REB 1100 info page
- RCA REB 1200 info page
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Ebook Vendors/Distributors - Academic(?)

- Ebrary
- NetLibrary
- Questia Media
- The History E-Book Project
- American Council of Learned Societies
- Yahoo > Business and Economy > Shopping and Services > Books > Booksellers > Electronic Books

Ebook Vendors/Distributers (General)

- Rocket Library
- original support site for free content for the Rocket eBook
- Books24x7.com
- mainly tech books

Academic Libraries Ebook pages

- Carnegie Mellon University. The Universal Library
- On-line Books Page (at UPenn)
- University of Virginia Library, Electronic Text Center
- University of California Press
- University of California Press now offers electronic versions of nearly sixty books online. Electronic editions of selected UC Press books are available in the following subject areas:International Studies, Classics,Literature, History, Anthropology, Politics, and Religious Studies. These editions are still in the testing stage and are available for browsing free of charge
- National Academy Press
- Over 1,800 Books Online
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Projections and Marketing

- Anderson Consulting
- Ebook Market Overview 2000. Information Intelligence, Online Libraries,and Microcomputers March 2000.
- Hits, Paul.Looking at the E-Book Market. Publishers Weekly 247 no. 47 p.3 35-6. November 20, 2000.

General Ebook Information Sites / Articles

- eBookNet.com
- provides discussion groups, ebook reviews, device and consumer information and industry notes.
- KnowBetter.com - Ebooks
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- Yahoo > Arts > Humanities > Literature > Electronic Literature
- a good starting place to find lots of varied sites

Reading Software

- Glassbook reader
- MobiPocket
- Peanute press

Developer Tools/Tips

- Rocket eBook Information Tips & Tricks The Official Unofficial Rocket eBook FAQ

Bibliography from Ron's paper

1. Martrell, C. (2000). The disembodied librarian in the digital age, part II. College and Research Libraries, 61, (2), 99 - 113.
2. Authoring Group. (1999/September). Open ebook Publication Structure 1.0. Available at : http://www.openebook.org/specification.htm.
3. Jantz, R. (2000). Technological discontinuities in the library: Digital projects that illustrate new opportunities for the librarian and the library. 66th IFLA Council and General Conference Proceedings. Jerusalem, Israel. August 13 - 18, 2000. Available at: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/006-120e.htm.
4. Press, L. (2000). From p-books to e-books. Communications of the ACM,43, (5), 17 - 21.
5. Kover, A. (2000). Napster: The hot idea of the year. Fortune, 142, (1), 128 - 136.
6. Crawford, W. (2000/September). Nine models, one name: Untangling the E-book muddle. American Libraries. 56 - 59.
7. Ditlea, S. (2000/July-August). The real e-books. Technology Review. Available at: http://www.techreview.com/articles/july00/ditlea.htm
8. Dorman, D. (2000/August). E-book bits. American Libraries. p. 74.
9. Dorman, D. (1999/November). E-Book conference illuminates issues. American Libraries. 72 - 73.
10. Gibbs, N. (1999). E-Books: Report on an ongoing experiment. Against the Grain,11, (6). Available at: http://www.elibrarybook/articles/gibbs.htm .
11. Rothenberg, J. (1998). Avoiding Technological Quicksand: Finding a Viable Technical Foundation for Digital Preservation. Concil of Library and Information Resources. Available at: http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/rothenberg/contents.html.
12. Lynch, C. (2000/January). Electrifying the book, part 2. Library Journal. In net.Connect supplement. 24 - 27.
13. Dillon, D. (2000/May). Digital books: Making them work for publishers and libraries. College and Research Library News. 391 - 393.
14. Lynch, C. (1999/Oct. 15). Electrifying the book. Library Journal. In net.Connect supplement. 3 - 6.
15. Falk, H. (2000). Electronic book internet sources. The Electronic Library, 18, (2), 140 - 143.
16. Ardito, S. (2000). Electronic books: To "E" or not to "E"; that is the question. Searcher, Available at: http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/apr00/ardito.htm .
17. EBX Working Group. (2000/July). The Electronic Book Exchange System (EBX) Version 0.7. Book Industry Study Group, Inc. Available at : http://www.ebxwg.org/
18. Chudnov, D. (2000). Docster: the future of document delivery? Library Journal, 125, (13), 60 - 62.
19. Ewing, J. (2000/November 13). A new net powerhouse? BusinessWeek, 46 - 52.
20. Martrell, C. (2000). The disembodied librarian in the digital age. College and Research Libraries, (61), (1), 10 - 28.


 
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