Tuesday, July 1, 2008

E-Books Audio Books and Overdrive

# 23 E-Books and Audiobooks

For this task, you will explore where you can get free ebooks and get an idea of the types of titles you can find here. Take a look around and locate a few titles of interest. Many school and public libraries have audiobook and ebook collections, so check what they (you) have in their collections. Audiobooks are popular for ELL and Special Education students, as well as commuters who enjoy a good story during a long ride. There are a number of commercial audiobook and ebook sources, and many of these companies have exhibits at library conferences.

Discovery Exercises:

1. Explore World EBook Fair site for FREE downloads from Project Gutenberg. Also just explore the site - there’s much to check out.

2. Check out YPRL's Overdrive Downloadable Media

2. Create a blog post about your findings.

Discovery Resources:

  1. LibriVox, audiobook versions of copyright-free books from the Gutenberg Project. Read by volunteers. Started in August 2005 by Hugh McGuire. Check it out!
  2. Check out this “Best Places to Get Free Books” site, too.

1 comment:

amy said...

fantastic website on ebooks would not have known any better if i had not have seen this website. there is so much to see.