E-readers in the classroom

Earlier this summer, I contributed a media review to the journal Transformations as part of an issue dedicated to teaching digital media. The issue is not yet available electronically (JSTOR and other digital journal vendors are sometimes required to release … Continue reading

Environmental impact of e-readers and e-books

An organization called the Green Press Initiative has recently released a report summarizing the environmental impact of e-books and e-readers, comparing the growing e-book market to the traditional paper-based book market. I first came across the white-paper via Twitter, and … Continue reading

Build your own periodical

Scott McLemee, the Intellectual Affairs blogger at Inside Higher Ed, recently shared with readers his method for saving articles he finds online to his e-reader. The idea, as he explains, is to take advantage of your e-reader’s strengths (text display, … Continue reading