Book as iPad App

Book as iPad App: Multimedia,
Multi-Touch eBooks and
Their Future in Libraries
Facilitated by Nicole Hennig

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, April 1, 2013
Library patrons trust your recommendations on what to read next, and as the use of iPads proliferates, they will look to you for recommendations on exemplary books as apps. The best of this new breed of apps use the multimedia, multi-touch capabilities of the iPad to extend the concept of the book, creating a new immersive experience for readers. In this eCourse Hennig, head of the user experience (UX) group for the MIT Libraries, will
• Provide guidance for integrating iPads into your library’s programs and services by facilitating demos of important titles from the most innovative publishers
• Offer benchmarks for evaluating book apps and writing reviews of them
• Lead you in conversation about book apps as you share your reviews with the class
Nicole Hennig worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years as Head of User Experience and Web Manager & Usability Specialist. Her expertise includes user experience studies, mobile web, mobile apps and the user experience of e-reading. She presents frequently on these topics at national and regional conferences. Winner of several awards, including the MIT Libraries Infinite Mile Award for Innovation and Creativity, the MIT Excellence Award for Innovation Solutions, and the ASIS&T Chapter Member of the Year, she is the co-creator of the popular website Apps for Academics.