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Reinventing The Library: From Print To Digital

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Free eBook creator Tools - 100% Freeware to make your own fantastic eBook in less than 5 minutes - [] 3DPageFlip eBook Maker is an 100% free ebook application that allows users to create and write ebooks.

Free eBook creator Tools - 100% Freeware to make your own fantastic eBook in less than 5 minutes - []

WIth 3DPageFlip EBooks Maker you can create ebooks with ease. 3DPageFlip eBook Maker is a professional all-in-one visual environment, not just a compiler! You can't protect your Web site from copy or printing. To distribute a compact ebook from your Web site is a handy way for distributing protected information! 3DPageFlip eBook Maker is for creative writers, not businesses. Zinepal: Online Ebook Creator. Zinepal is an online ebook creator that lets you make your own PDF magazines and ebooks using web content (atom/RSS feeds and websites) of your choice.

Zinepal: Online Ebook Creator

The application reformats supplied wed content into a printable PDF eBooks compatible with the Amazon Kindle and any other ebook reader. To create your own ebook simply register on the site and follow 4 easy steps: Enter the URL of the site or feed you want to use and click “Select Content” button. Zinepal will get the information from the source and present it on one page.Select the articles you need and click “I’m Done- Create My Zine” button.At this point you will be taken to the page where you can further customize each entry.When done customizing click on “Create My Zine” button to get the ebook in PDF or Kindle/Mobipocket format. Feature overview: If you just looking for some books to read on your ebook reader, check out Project Gutenberg, ManyBooks, Wowio and PDFgeni.

Check out Zinepal @ Online ebook creator. DotEPUB — download any webpage as an e-book. 20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks. We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source.

20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks

This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books. It would be nice if we’re able to download free e-book and take it with us. That’s why we’ve again crawled deep into the Internet to compile this list of 20 places to download free e-books for your use. Full list after jump. Convert books and documents one-at-a-time to Word, Digital Talking Book (DTB)

Imagining the Future of the School Library. Are Libraries Dying or Thriving? One of the towns I used to live in is apparently raising two million dollars for renovations to its library.

Are Libraries Dying or Thriving?

I told my mother (an active supporter and board member of her public library) that I thought this was a waste of money as the role that libraries play in society has been/will be diminished. I suggested the town is better served spending its money on a public space like a park or garden. My mother was disgusted. She informed me that that public libraries are being used as much, or more than ever before. She said that while people don’t take books out as often, instead poorer families still rely on the library as their primary information source: internet access, consumer reports, magazine and even travel guides are hugely popular.

The Original Internet: Still a Great Place to Visit. As happens many a Sunday, today I spent the afternoon with some friends getting brunch and then browsing an independent bookstore on Court Street in Brooklyn.

The Original Internet: Still a Great Place to Visit

I spend an unhealthy amount of time browsing blogs and websites. Fewer and fewer of these sites (and their content) are inspiring me. Yes, there is a lot of interesting stuff going on with Facebook, OpenSocial and the like, but everyone writes about the same stuff. It’s really a Catch 22: to be well-read you need to write about what everyone else writes about (think Techmeme). However, to be an upper echelon blog, you need to write original innovative stuff and have the rest of the blogosphere follow your lead. Bookstores however, never fail to inspire – especially the independent ones.

Maybe this is Google’s killer next app. In any event, if you’re looking for some inspiration, or simply to do something not involving your laptop, go find a bookstore and get lost for a while. The future of libraries, with or without books. (CNN) -- The stereotypical library is dying -- and it's taking its shushing ladies, dank smell and endless shelves of books with it.

The future of libraries, with or without books

Libraries are trying to imagine their futures with or without books. Books are being pushed aside for digital learning centers and gaming areas. "Loud rooms" that promote public discourse and group projects are taking over the bookish quiet. Hipster staffers who blog, chat on Twitter and care little about the Dewey Decimal System are edging out old-school librarians. And that's just the surface. Authors, publishing houses, librarians and Web sites continue to fight Google's efforts to digitize the world's books and create the world's largest library online. Some books will still be around, they say, although many of those will be digital. "The library building isn't a warehouse for books," said Helene Blowers, digital strategy director at the Columbus [Ohio] Metropolitan Library.

Library 2.0 Other libraries are trying new things, too. Community Centers. News, Magazines, Newspapers, Journals, Reference Articles and Cl. Catalog your books online. Assessing Children's E-Book and App Market at TOC Bologna. The Digital Dilemma for Picture Book Publishers.

Gossamers. This article provides a brief guide to ebook conversion, covering what it involves and how to select a conversion service, with an emphasis on maintaining quality.


For discussion of when ebook conversion – as distinct from ebook production – makes sense, see the related article ebook conversion or ebook production? A combined version of these two articles was published in IBPA Independent July 2011.