Wednesday, January 13, 2010

E-Book Reader Update

ALIA investigated e-Book readers as a possible Christmas present but decided the technology wasn’t quite ready yet.

2010 should see the technology mature so now is the time to start investigating.
eBook readers resource contains detailed articles on readers at

eBook reader review has a simple to understand rating system at

but it is US-based so doesn’t consider Australian conditions.

In the meantime, there are plenty of sites that offer free PDF downloads compatible with ordinary PCs and portable devices.

Here’s just a few which offer both technical and recreational titles:

Digital Book Index (US centric) contains 145,000+ titles from the public domain including many universities

Free e-Books (titles are uploaded by the authors)

Project Gutenberg (out of copyright books)

Project Gutenberg Australia (no evidence of ownership)

Book boon (UK text books written for the site)
Subjects include IT and management.

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