Web 1.0: an application can be used, one-sided, no user influence.
Web 2.0: an application to be used, commented, tagged, discussed, multisided, user influence to user generated content.
What is in it for you?
“ Horizontal knowledge is communication among individuals, who may or may not know each other, but who are loosely coordinated by their involvement with something, or someone, of mutual interest. And it’s extremely powerful, because it makes people much smarter.”
Prof. Glenn Reynolds An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths (Nelson Current, 2006)
book Pronunciation [boo k]
– noun 1.a written or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers.
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Books and the law
Copyright laws state that it is not allowed to copy text from a book and use it as you own.
online books can be multi user and used simultaneously
online books are easier to use per chapter as a pdf, and thus managed.
publication form is mainly same
Popular digitization projects
Scan the book, make text inside the book searchable, show a little of the book
Within copyright restrictions
Web 2.0 applications for books
open to comment: real online publication
Wiki: sharing and collaborating in writing and publishing
web based knowledge system
Wiki as publication format
WikiGenes is the first wiki system to combine the collaborative and largely altruistic possibilities of wikis with explicit authorship.
FROM : A wiki for the life sciences where Authorship matters by Robert Hoffmann 1 Nature Genetics 40, 1047 - 1051 (2008)
Publishing on demand (POD)
= print on demand
= digital publishing
In a library catalogue
RSS feed on the new additions to that catalogue
Worldcat (joint catalogue of the world's libraries
also via Amazon/Bol (or other bookshops)
NIOO Library Catalogue
NIOO Library Catalogue
Change view to Library Catalog
Add comments (e.g. for loan request)
Subscribe to RSS
In Worldcat you can register
Make lists and share them with others
Add comments and tags
How to find them
only the metadata:you search for Title, author or subject
then comes Google
Google Book Search is based on the full text of a book
Google Book Search
About this book
Preview of this book
Search in this book
References from webpages
References from scholarly works
Link to bookshop to buy the book
Link to library to borrow the book
Locate the book
Metadata found =/= book found
Copyright leads to DRM-restrictions
digitised books, most are not freely available
print media: on loan from library, ill, or exchange
online books – pdf’s via subscription, free access (Gutenberg)
Download pdf’s and read them off line on pc or on e-book readers - pdf
In special reading format (flash)
Science disseminating using Open Access
Reading in a web 2.0 way
Reading = passive action
Comments in the margin of a print book
In catalogues you may now add your own tags and comments to certain books.
Sharing and commenting
a kind of social bookmark sites like Connotea and 2Collab to share your literature with others
Connotea is a service from the Nature Publishing group
2Collab is an Elsevier product
Add bookmarks with a browser button
Using the new technology of e-ink , they are an effort to make reading paperless.
On these e-book readers you can load pdf's, and e-books in Mobipocket format.
You can put numerous e-books on it, and use more space with card extensions
The e-book readers can be loaned for testing upon request.
DailyLIT: receive a daily e-mail with your daily book pages to read
Catalogue your own books
Manage your pdf’s
Manage your literature links
Your own Library Catalogue
Keep a library of your own in LibraryThing
You can search your books and add them to your LibraryThing Catalogue
You can join a group, for instance the NIOO-Knaw group and see what others have in their library
Search for books in several databases like Amazon, KB, Library of Congress
Click to add the description to your library in LibraryThing
Make friends, join a group
Place your library widget on your blog
PDF’s as links can be managed by any bookmark programm
Not all pdf’s are available from all locations
PDF management with Endnote X
See Endnote X presentation on Slideshare
Drag and drop the PDF file into the library window into the column with the PDF logo
Future of books
The Economist: The future of books: Now that books are digitised how will people read? Daniel Pudles 22nd March 2007
“ So books that people would not traditionally read in their entirety, or that require frequent updating, are likely to migrate online and perhaps to cease being books at all”.
Amsterdam World Book Capital
Sept 18: IPA Freedom to Publish Prize
Conference Oct 13, 2008
Challenging the book in sholarship and
higher education: dodo or dog?
Will the book in academic and higher education adapt itself to the digital era as the wolf evolved into the dog or will it vanish as the dodo did because the bird could not fly, ended as soup meat and extincted?