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In recent years there has been extensive discussion about the role librarians can play in working with library patrons who want to create their own new works, whether through makerspaces, crafting groups, etc. This presentation will describe the results of one librarian’s initiative to teach classes (“Create Your Own (Basic) Ebook Using Open Source Software”) on how to create and manage ebooks (with text and images) that can be read on smartphones, tablets, and ereaders. The presentation will include a description of the initiative as well as its successes, challenges, and possibilities for duplication.

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Start Date

7-2-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

7-2-2014 12:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20057

Subjects

Electronic publishing, Electronic books -- Study and teaching (Higher), Self-publishing, Washington State University

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Feb 7th, 10:00 AM Feb 7th, 12:00 PM

Everyone Has an (E)Book in Them: Teaching a Create Your Own Ebook Class

In recent years there has been extensive discussion about the role librarians can play in working with library patrons who want to create their own new works, whether through makerspaces, crafting groups, etc. This presentation will describe the results of one librarian’s initiative to teach classes (“Create Your Own (Basic) Ebook Using Open Source Software”) on how to create and manage ebooks (with text and images) that can be read on smartphones, tablets, and ereaders. The presentation will include a description of the initiative as well as its successes, challenges, and possibilities for duplication.