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Platforms, Applications, Clouds and Tags
1st Edition - October 31, 2013
Authors: José-Antonio Cordón-García, Julio Alonso-Arévalo, Raquel Gómez-Díaz, Daniel Linder
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Contemporary developments in the book publishing industry are changing the system as we know it. Changes in established understandings of authorship and readership are leading to… Read more
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Contemporary developments in the book publishing industry are changing the system as we know it. Changes in established understandings of authorship and readership are leading to new business models in line with the postulates of Web 2.0. Socially networked authorship, book production and reading are among the social and discursive practices starting to define this emerging system. Websites offering socially networked, collaborative and shared reading are increasingly important. Social Reading maps socially networked reading within the larger framework of a changing conception of books and reading. This book is structured into chapters covering topics in: social reading and a new conception of the book; an evaluation of social reading platforms; an analysis of social reading applications; the personalization of system contents; reading in the Cloud and the development of new business models; and Open Access e-books.
Discusses social reading as an emerging tendency involving authors, readers, librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals
Describes how the way we read is changing
Presents ways in which the major players in the digital content industry are developing specific applications to foster socially networked reading
Librarians, education professionals, and students of Information Sciences, communication, publishing, and education
Figures and tables
Chapter 1: Towards a new conception of books and reading
From books as objects to books as systems: towards a new understanding of books
From the text on the web to the web book
What makes a book an eBook
The Gutenberg parenthesis
New scenarios, new cultural territories
Chapter 2: Reading applications: an analysis
Reading devices and applications: main features
Chapter 3: New business models for reading in the cloud
What are ‘cloud computing’ and cloud hosting?
Books and cloud services for the eBook
Cloud business models
Cloud user rights
Chapter 4: Open access eBooks
What is open access?
The objectives of open access
Open access electronic books
Books in the public domain on the platforms of major publishers
Self-publishing and streaming reading
Chapter 5: Social reading platforms: diagnosis and evaluation
Social reading: a network phenomenon
Social reading platforms: diagnosis and evaluation
Off-line reading platforms
On-line reading platforms
Social reading platforms and applications
New systems of recommendation
Chapter 6: System contents personalisation
Ways in which contents can be personalised
The Amazon.com phenomenon
Chapter 7: Social tagging and its applications for academic and leisure reading
Social indexing from an agent perspective
The social indexing triangle
Social tagging criteria
Characteristics of social tagging
Social tagging: types and uses
Strengths and weaknesses of social tagging
Social indexing applications
Chapter 8: By way of an epilogue
No. of pages: 200
Published: October 31, 2013
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Paperback ISBN: 9781843347262
eBook ISBN: 9781780633923
José-Antonio Cordón-García is Professor at the University of Salamanca and Executive Board Member of the Institute of History of Books and Reading. José-Antonio has published numerous articles and monographs on the publishing industry. He leads the E-LECTRA research group, focused on the analysis of electronic publishing and new forms of creation and written communication.
Julio Alonso-Arévalo is the head librarian in the Translation and Documentation library at the University of Salamanca. He is the editor of the E-LIS Open Access Repository, coordinator of the LIS and InfoDoc mailing lists and author of a number of articles in specialized journals on the topic of e-books, open access and reference managers.
Raquel Gómez-Díaz is Professor at the University of Salamanca and member of the E-LECTRA research group. Raquel is an active researcher and teacher with a long list of publications. Prof Gómez-Diaz has also published widely and taught specialized courses on the topic of e-books.
Daniel Linder is Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Salamanca, Daniel teaches, among other genres, specialized translation for the humanities and business from Spanish into English. He has published a number of articles in international translation studies journals, including TTR, Babel, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology and the ATA Chronicle.