Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries--eCourse

  Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries--eCourse Nicole Hennig

Your patrons trust your recommendations on what to read next, and as the use of iPads proliferates, they will look to you for recommendations on exemplary books as apps. The best of this new breed of apps use the multimedia, multi-touch capabilities of the iPad to extend the concept of the book, creating a new immersive experience for readers. In this eCourse Nicole Hennig, head of the user experience (UX) group for the MIT Libraries, will

  • Provide guidance for integrating iPads into your library’s programs and services by facilitating demos of important titles from the most innovative publishers
  • Offer benchmarks for evaluating book apps and writing reviews of them
  • Lead you in conversation about book apps as you share your reviews with the class