Intent and Content: Unbooking the Book

Industrial and communications designers, authors, new publishers, product innovators  –  Everyone is rethinking The Book in 2009. So then who owns the concept of the book, anyway? Publishers? Society at large? Those of us who say so? And if we say so, does said ownership prevent certain types of  innovation? What we don’t know . . . → Read More: Intent and Content: Unbooking the Book

Mainstreaming the Tweeters

The New York Times started tracking Twitter news activity last year, but typically with tongue-in-cheek articles, such as the insets about celebrity Twitterers (that were in the print Times only!)  Now the papers may be getting concerned that their original core value – editing and producing the news – may be getting twittered away.

In . . . → Read More: Mainstreaming the Tweeters

What else might the eBook be?

Since our University of Toronto eBooks User Experience study has been completed, its time to share what we found. But first, I’d like to compare some current progress between different eBook and future book research initiatives. I’m tracking projects such as OCAD’s SmartBook, the Institute for the Future of the Book, Dave Gray’s “unbook” collaborative, . . . → Read More: What else might the eBook be?

Turning the Page: The Toronto eBooks Study

Student Experience of eBooks: How they are found, used, and (not) read

Presented at the 2009 OLA Superconference, Thursday Jan 29  10:40 a.m.

We present findings of interest to librarians from the UTL eBooks user experience study conducted in 2008 at University of Toronto Libraries. Combining research from surveys, user interaction and observation, and . . . → Read More: Turning the Page: The Toronto eBooks Study