Posts Tagged 'E-books'

American Mathematical Society Books Online

Reposted from the February 19, 2010 Scout Report:

American Mathematical Society Books Online [pdf]

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) was founded in 1888 in order to further mathematical research and scholarship. Since that time, they have embarked on a number of outreach programs designed to educate the public about the importance of various mathematical endeavors. In the past several years, they have been developing the AMS Books Online website, and it’s quite a resource. The works were all originally published by the AMS, and they can be browsed by author or subject. The subject headings include analysis, general interest, logic and foundations, and number theory. Users can download individual chapters from each book, and there are currently over thirty books available on the site. Visitors should make sure and check back, as there are plans to add books to the site periodically.

Mobile Networking Forum

Mobile Networking Forum


11:30 – 1:00

@ the Mobile Communications Fair

Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Meeting Room

Greetings Mobile Networkers-

Our next meeting is coming up next week on TUES 23 FEB, and should prove to be quite an engaging forum.  We will be collaborating with TechConnect’s Mobile Communications Fair being held all day on the 23rd in Newcomb Hall.   We will be hosting a brownbag lunchtime session from 11:30-1:00 and the topic of discussion this time will focus upon “eReaders : eBooks,Tablets and Slates”.  Due to the current explosion of eReader technologies hitting the market today, we’ll have presentations and discussions on the latest hardware and software that is enabling mobile access to literary content.

The Mobile Networking group is open to anyone in and around UVA with interests in mobile technologies.  Our meetings encourage an informal engagement in discussion that is open to aspects of all things mobile.   If you are interested in attending the Mobile Communications Fair, the TechConnect group asks that you please register for this all day event.  Also, of further interest is a panel discussion that will be held at the conclusion of the Mobile Communications Fair entitled “The Future of Mobile Communications”.  The panel will consist of myself and other Mobile Networkers who will discuss where we’re headed in the next phases of mobile technologies development and how this will effect education, web development and the technological paradigms we live with today.  For more information and to register for the Mobile Communications Fair please visit You don’t have to register to attend the Mobile Networking meeting.

If you are interested in attending the Mobile Networking forum, then just show up next Tuesday to the Commonwealth Meeting Room in Newcomb Hall at 11:30.  To see what the Mobile Networking meetings are all about visit our blog for video clips of past presentations at  For more information you can contact Will Rourk at

See you Tuesday.

-Will Rourk

Digital Media Lab

University of Virginia


Mobile Networking and Communications Fair

The next Mobile Networking meeting will be held in conjunction with the Mobile Communications Fair coming up on FEB 23 (see ). Although the Mobile Com Fair will be focused on smartphones and communications devices, the MobiNet meeting will be about eBooks and eReaders.  If you’re not familiar with the Mobi Net group, we meet bi-monthly to present and discuss a range of topics on mobile technologies.  Emphasis is on open group discussion, and we structure our meetings so that we open with a sort of show-and-tell forum we call the Mobile Blast.  During this time, anyone can get up and show off or discuss their interest, expertise or experience with any aspect of mobile technologies in short presentations that can be anywhere from 1 – 10 minutes (or longer if necessary – we’re flexible).  With the explosion of eBooks, eReaders and <tablets> on the market lately, we thought it might be appropriate to let these technologies guide the next meeting.  Consider joining us at our next meeting and bring along any discussion you might have about eBooks or eReaders, or any mobile technology for that matter.  Or if any of you know of anyone with interests or experience using eBooks/eReaders, perhaps you could steer them our way.  The meeting will be from 11:30-1 in the Newcomb South Meeting Room during the Mobile Communications Fair on TUES 23 FEB.  For more info about Mobi Net visit our video blog at

Also, for anyone who’s really interested, the TechConnect folks at ITC that are hosting the Mobile Com Fair, are looking for people to participate in a panel discussion on the “Future of Mobile Communications”.  I’m hoping to help them find 4-5 people who would like to serve on such a panel.  Let me know if you are interested and I’ll fill you in on the details.

Thanx everyone!

Will Rourk
Digital Media Lab
University of Virginia

Paperless Learning

Publishers Reach Deals For iPad-Compatible Textbooks.

The Wall Street Journal (2/2, Trachtenberg, Kane) reported that a number of textbook publishers have reportedly reached an agreement with software company ScrollMotion to make versions of their textbooks available electronically, with devices such as the new iPad in mind. A McGraw-Hill official said, “People have been talking about the impact of technology on education for 25 years. It feels like it is really going to happen in 2010.” However, he added, “nobody knows what device will take off, or which ‘killer app’ will drive student adaptations.”

Reposted from the February 3, 2010 ASEE First Bell.

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