Search Results for: ebook

So you’re considering switching to eBooks?

Here’s a graphic I picked up from Online Universities (thanks to E-book Nation). The data is specific to the USA but I think it’s worth anyone considering possible purchase of an eBook Reader, or a tablet for reading purposes, reading … Continue reading

What’s in store for eBook readers

I think many New Zealanders have joined the digital reading revolution. They are purchasing eBooks on-line and reading them on a tablet, such as the iPad, or a dedicated reading device, an eReader. Personally I think eReaders are a better … Continue reading

A universe in an eBook (or app)

If your are into science books – and enjoying the advantage of eBooks (or planning to), this is a web site you really must bookmark. Download The Universe has just been launched. Science writer Carl Zimmer is the “fall guy” … Continue reading

Problems with pdf eBooks – metadata issues

I have become increasingly dependent on my eBook reader. Consequently I now have quite a few eBooks – and many of them are in the pdf format. While most eReaders will display pdf formats there can be issues. Because these … Continue reading

Thank goodness for eBook Readers

I have a  reputation (well-deserved) for untidiness. Piles of books and papers seem to accumulate wherever I work, – or even sit for any length of time. The “paperless office” has been no help. Like most people I find reading … Continue reading

eBook “singles” – and the problems

Electronic books, and devices for reading them, are really taking off. In a way, this is reproducing the effect the digital revolution had on music. One parallel may be with the purchase of music as “singles” rather than albums. The … Continue reading

The joys of eBook readers – the Sony PRS-650 Touch

Well, I finally succumbed and got myself an eBook Reader. I am certainly not one of those who take up new technology early. Mind you, eBook Readers have been in New Zealand only since last May, so I do feel … Continue reading

Are ebooks taking off?

Martin Taylor at eReport reports this amazing statistic (See US stats show 9% ebook share, grim news for print): The latest US book industry sales figures from the Association of American Publishers show ebooks are now tracking at 9% of … Continue reading

Gagging of scientists – a common problem?

A recent NZ Association of Scientists survey indicates that 40% of NZ scientists report they feel gagged from communicating their scientific findings to the public. Management policies and funding problems were blamed and there are issues around “embarrassing the government.” … Continue reading

Science and social media in new Zealand

How is New Zealand science dealing with social media? The latest report* from NZ’s Science Media Centre answers that question (see Social Media Snapshot – how are our research institutions using Twitter, Facebook etc.). It concludes that “science and social media make … Continue reading