In this workshop, we’ll provide an overview of iBooks Author as a tool for creating multi-touch ebooks. iBooks Author is Apple’s free Mac application for creating interactive ebooks that can include slide-shows, videos, quizzes, 3D rotating images, and more.
Libraries are beginning to use iBooks Author to offer context and information to their exhibits and special collections in the form of an interactive ebook. We’ll look at specific examples from the New York Public Library, and also at interactive educational books from other institutions, such as museums and archives.
- why you may want to choose this platform (and mention other platforms available)
- what you need to know about selling these books or making them available for free on your website
- what are the accessibility guidelines from Apple that make these books useful for people with disabilities
- where to find templates and themes for your book
- recommended resources for learning the details of iBooks Author
You’ll leave with an understanding of the possibilities of using this platform and see inspiring examples of what others are doing, sparking ideas for multi-touch ebooks that you could make from your own exhibits or special collections.
Virtual Trainer: Nicole Hennig
Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional, teaching and inspiring educators and librarians about mobile technologies and the user experience of e-reading.
She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years, first as webmaster and then as head of the user experience department. She is the winner of several awards, including the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions.
Nicole’s books include Best Apps for Academics and Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage.
Nicole loves teaching, presenting, and inspiring creative people to use technology effectively. Follow her on Twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries, apps, ebooks, and emerging technologies, and sign up for her email list to be the first to hear about her new books and courses: http://eepurl.com/vzYuX.
This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.
NEFLIN Webinars are open to library staff in Florida only.
Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority
Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Monday, August 18.
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