E-books / E-readers
From AASL Essential Links
The following resources discuss various aspects of E-books, E-readers and their use in schools, school libraries, etc.
Casida, Fiona. Pixilated Librarian E-Book and E-Reader Blog One of the most comprehensive sources of current E-book and E-reader information (as they relate to classroom and instructional use. Topics include “DRM and File Formats”, “E-reader Rental Form”, etc.
From Paper to Pixel: Digital Textbooks and Florida’s Schools [White Paper] Digital textbooks will soon be part of every classroom in the United States. This trend accompanies an imperative for schools to facilitate 21st century learning in which educators prepare students to learn and live productively in a global society where accurate and current information is a meaningful part of everyday learning. School librarians, especially those in Florida, can be key players in the successful implementation of digital textbooks to foster a sensible, balanced solution for educators and learners.
INFOhio E-Book Study Group [Part of INFOhio 21st Century Learning Commons] Group members share their knowledge about how eBooks and eTextbooks can be used effectively in school libraries. This group also studies issues related to the mobile devices that can be used to read eBooks.
Harris, Christopher  e-content bblog. American Libraries. Chris Harris' blog covers many aspects of e-book purchase, management and use for libraries.
Lagarde, Jennifer. Hooked on e-Books This informative prezi session shows how to best incorporate e-readers into classroom instruction.
Parker, Kathleen. E-Book Educators Group While this blog originally focused on Kindle use in the classroom, this comprehensive resource and discussion area now features a variety of e-Book-related topics, including the iPad, special needs, e-Book reading issues, and the like.
Polanka, Sue. No Shelf Required® is a blog about eBooks, loosely defined to discuss eBooks, audio books, and other digital content found in libraries as well as the technology needed to read and listen to this digital content. Electronic reference interfaces are another popular topic of conversation. The blog is designed to inform librarians and publishers of the happenings in the industry, from a variety of perspectives, and give them an opportunity to discuss eBook issues.
Tips for Building Your eBook Collection This ALSC Blog entry has some helpful, basic tips for building and maintaining a collection. There are numerous other entries on the blog relating to digital content that could prove useful as well.