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Re: eBook Discussion List


Here are a couple of sites on e-books:



These have mostly to do with standards and technical issues (better
displays, etc.), but they should help you find your way to other links
that may address your specific questions. Technical societies like ours
are also very interested in methods and habits, of researchers and
college/grad. students. You'll see that the NIST site has information
about developing a braille reader and a links section. One of our
members (Victor McCrary) is heading up the effort for NIST and I'm sure
he would welcome feedback.

Mary E. Yess, Director of Publications
The Electrochemical Society, Inc. (ECS)
10 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534-2896, USA
Tel: 1.609.737.1902, Ext. 22  Fax: 1.609.737.2743
E-mail: mary.yess@electrochem.org
ECS Web Site: http://www.electrochem.org
ECS is an international, nonprofit, educational society serving the
needs of over 7000 members engaged in solid-state and electrochemical
science & technology.


Steward, John wrote:
> 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