BookServer:
II.
How,
Now,

  You
&
Next
     Keith
Fahlgren
     O'Reilly
Media
   keith@oreilly.com
Create
the

future
you
want

   to
inherit
How
The
Web
 
jusfi
on
Flickr
Publishers
Distributors
Aggregators
Readers
Effective

        catalogs

•   Intelligent
hierarchy
•   Search
•   Extensive
faceting
•   Human
touch
Now
Very
rough!
You
Your
Voices

mindaugasdanys
on
Flickr
Old
Content
Letting
Go

• Non‐traditional
partnerships
• DRM?
• Embrace
(some)
failure
Why

today?
Things
to
start

 doing
today

• Start
acquiring
international
rights
• Catalog
pages
for
every
title
• At
least
one
easy
...
Next
Pain
•   Identifying
distinct
editions
•   Handling
content
updates
•   Simplifying
transactions
•   Understanding
lending...
Rights
Metadata
Opportunities

•   Shared
annotations
•   Seamless
updates
•   Loans
•   Physical
+
digital
?
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Talk with Peter Brantley at TOC Frankfurt 2009 (see http://tocfrankfurt.com/page49/page49.html)

For more see http://www.archive.org/bookserver and the related http://www.slideshare.net/naypinya/web-of-books

Talk description:
Books belong online. The high-volume digitization efforts of the Open Content Alliance, Europeana, and Google, in concert with the increasing number of ebook readers, have accelerated the need to achieve this goal. In this effort, there is an increasing need for open standards that allow book and magazine creators and distributors to publish catalogs of their available titles, help readers find interesting titles from a diverse array of publishers,
libraries, and others, and enable a wide range of devices to function as ebook readers.

The Internet Archive, in concert with O'Reilly Media, Threepress, Feedbooks, OLPC, Adobe, the Book Oven, and many others, have developed an open specification around the lightweight catalog
format introduced by Lexcycle, maker of the Stanza iPhone App, to provide a web-based, mobile-friendly distribution mechanism for digital books.

The Internet Archive calls this wider effort the "BookServer" architecture - in the sense that there can be a web of books --just as we have web servers to help produce a web of information online. From this web, a new system of business services can be
built to leverage the synergies of books and readers online.

We will explain BookServer's genesis and vision, discuss the components of the BookServer architecture, and highlight the opportunity for publishers, distributors, and aggregators to
increase the reach of their digital content in today's burgeoning mobile and ebook landscape.

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BookServer: Building a Web of Books II: How, Now, You & Next

  1. 1. BookServer: II.
How,
Now,
 You
&
Next Keith
Fahlgren O'Reilly
Media keith@oreilly.com
  2. 2. Create
the
 future
you
want
 to
inherit
  3. 3. How
  4. 4. The
Web 
jusfi
on
Flickr
  5. 5. Publishers
  6. 6. Distributors
  7. 7. Aggregators
  8. 8. Readers
  9. 9. Effective
 catalogs • Intelligent
hierarchy • Search • Extensive
faceting • Human
touch
  10. 10. Now
  11. 11. Very
rough!
  12. 12. You
  13. 13. Your
Voices 
mindaugasdanys
on
Flickr
  14. 14. Old
Content
  15. 15. Letting
Go • Non‐traditional
partnerships • DRM? • Embrace
(some)
failure
  16. 16. Why
 today?
  17. 17. Things
to
start
 doing
today • Start
acquiring
international
rights • Catalog
pages
for
every
title • At
least
one
easy
purchasing
experience
 (perhaps
via
a
partnership)
  18. 18. Next
  19. 19. Pain • Identifying
distinct
editions • Handling
content
updates • Simplifying
transactions • Understanding
lending • Publisher
control
or
aggregator
control?
  20. 20. Rights
  21. 21. Metadata
  22. 22. Opportunities • Shared
annotations • Seamless
updates • Loans • Physical
+
digital
  23. 23. ?

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