Thursday, May 20, 2010

Week 9, Thing #22 eBooks and audiobooks

Checked out all the sites listed in our discovery exercises and resources. It is truly amazing what is available to the public for free or a minimal charge. I found the World eBook Fair site to be a researchers dream site. Collections varied from government documents to medical documents to social history to mathematics. What a resource! The Gutenbberg Project seemed to focus primarily on literature. I listened to portions of several audiobooks from LibroVox and toured the British Library Online Gallery. The BLOG is a truly amazing resource.

The projections Michael Hart quotes are very thought provoking and one can only imagine what the future holds when one takes into account the impact of the iPad. I think the iPad more than any other eReader will have the greatest impact on our access to information and literature.

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