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Re: eBook Discussion List


In June 1999 I attended a conference in Pretoria, South Africa, and a
person, Ann Strauss of International Colleges Group, based in Cape Town,
South Africa, gave a talk about the Virtual Book.  Unfortunately I do not
have her details but you can find the contents of her paper on the South
Africa Online User Group's website :  www.saoug.org.za and look under
"Online User Group Meeting Conference Papers 1999" and then for the
session called "The Virtual Book".  You could probably get her details
from the contact names given on that website.

Hope this helps.


Denise Nicholson (Mrs)
Copyright Services Librarian
University of the Witwatersrand, The Library
1 Jan Smuts Ave., Johannesburg 2001
Private Bag X1, WITS, 2050
Tel. No. +27 11 716-4446
Fax No. +27 11 403-8088
Email:  DeniseN@library.wits.ac.za


>>> "Steward, John" <jsteward@micds.org> 25/11/1999 01:30:01 >>>
I am a middle school librarian, grades 5-8.  Trying to learn more about
the ebook.  I have visited the Everybook, Inc. Web site and have read
several articles about the advent of the ebook, but have found no
substantial information except at Everybook.

Is there an ebook with an ebook store directed at Middle School age
students?  Is anyone discussing the social ramifications of the coming
ebook?  This may be a silly question for most of you out there, but not
for me.  The ebook may well become an electronic device for downloading
all textbooks and assignments plus some reference sources and pleasure
reading. Hopefully less expensive.  So, I am interested in what social
ramifications may be taking place/on the way ... as well as possible study
methods/habits and possible changes in how we/kids will read, select
information, and use the ebook (as well as the electronic information) as
a supplement to critical thinking, learning...  Hope I haven't run on too
long on my concerns.  Thanks!  John