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Ebook enhancement

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A presentation about my research into the concept of ebook enhancement.

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Ebook enhancement

  1. 1. Ebook enhancementKosie EloffDepartment of Information Science (UP)
  2. 2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyA small, thin, flexible lap computerencased in a sturdy plastic cover with thewords "Dont Panic" inscribed on it inlarge, friendly letters.— Adams (1979)
  3. 3. What is ebookenhancement?
  4. 4. LITERATURE: “ENHANCED EBOOK”
  5. 5. Literature review1. Formal- CS/IS journals (ACM, Springer, Sage…)2. Trade- Advertised as “enhanced ebooks”- Commercialized research- Industry articles / reviews
  6. 6. 1. Formal
  7. 7. 2. Trade
  8. 8. Augmented Reality Book
  9. 9. “Magic elixir publishers are injecting intoebooks in hopes they will entice people topay higher prices”“Little more than marketing attempts”(Krozser, 2010)
  10. 10. “*Hardly] anyone will buy interactivemultimedia books, just as they didn’t in the1990s.”(Cramer, 2011)
  11. 11. So…what is a book?
  12. 12. Noam ChomskyConcrete:The book weighs five pounds.Abstract:He wrote the book in his head, but thenforgot about it.
  13. 13. And … what is an ebook?
  14. 14. Oxford DictionaryAn electronic version of a printed bookwhich can be read on a computer or aspecifically designed handheld device.
  15. 15. Oxford DictionaryAn electronic version of a printed bookwhich can be read on a computer or aspecifically designed handheld device.
  16. 16. “McGuire’s Model”An ebook is a discrete, internallycomplete collection of informationthat is transmitted to readers.
  17. 17. What is enhancement?
  18. 18. KeywordsTo (heighten, increase, improve, intensify) the(value, quality, desirability, attractiveness, amount, strength, extent) of something.
  19. 19. Ebook enhancementImproving the value, quality and extent ofan ebook.However…
  20. 20. “*Hardly] anyone will buy interactivemultimedia books, just as they didn’t in the1990s.”(Cramer, 2011)
  21. 21. Especially : to increase or improve in value
  22. 22. Ebook enhancement:improving the interactivity of anebook.
  23. 23. Digital Book World
  24. 24. Possible enhancements1. Collapsible table of contents2. Hidden searchable text3. Internal linking4. External linking5. Audio6. Video(Digital Book World, 2012)
  25. 25. Possible enhancements1. Collapsible table of contents2. Hidden searchable text3. Internal linking4. External linking5. Audio6. Video(Digital Book World, 2012)
  26. 26. Possible enhancements1. Collapsible table of contents2. Hidden searchable text3. Internal linking4. External linking5. Audio6. Video(Digital Book World, 2012)
  27. 27. Possible enhancements1. Collapsible table of contents2. Hidden searchable text3. Internal linking4. External linking5. Audio6. Video(Digital Book World, 2012)
  28. 28. Possible enhancements1. Collapsible table of contents2. Hidden searchable text3. Internal linking4. External linking5. Audio (narration, music, sound effects)6. Video(Digital Book World, 2012)
  29. 29. Enhancement or necessity?1. Collapsible table of contents2. Hidden searchable text3. Internal linking4. External linking5. Audio6. Video7. Annotations8. Bookmarks9. …
  30. 30. 1. Collapsible table of contents2. Hidden searchable text3. Internal linking4. External linking5. Audio6. Video7. Annotations8. Bookmarks9. …Interactivity…?(Digital Book World, 2012)
  31. 31. InteractivityOf, relating to, or being a two-way electroniccommunication system that involves a usersorders or responses.
  32. 32. Ebook enhancement:improving the interactivity* of an ebook.* exchange of information; communication of information
  33. 33. Questions ?@kosieeloff
  34. 34. PRINCIPAL FORMATS:PDF, KINDLE, EPUB
  35. 35. KINDLE CREATION TOOLSTo create one of Amazon’s Kindle formats (.mobi, .kf8)
  36. 36. EPUB CREATION TOOLSFor instance, InDesign supports EPUB export
  37. 37. Epub creation tools• Adobe InDesign• Calibre• iBooks Author• oXygen XML Editor• Pages• Sigil• Word (manual labour required…)
  38. 38. APPS VS. EBOOKS(APPLICATION - A TYPE OF ENHANCED EBOOK)
  39. 39. Enhanced ebooks vs. apps- Easier to develop- Less expensive- Interoperability ✓- Limited features- Requires expertise- More expensive- Interoperability ×- Feature-rich
  40. 40. .epub might becomethe .doc of the WWW
  41. 41. More questions ?
  42. 42. Workshop: HTML
  43. 43. @kosieeloff
  44. 44. My web/print/ebook
  45. 45. BibliographyBonura, L. (2010). eBooks vs. Apps: The Pros, Cons and Possibilities -Webinar Notes. [Online]. Larry Bonuras Blog. Available:<http://lbonura.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/ebooks-vs-apps-the-pros-cons-and-possibilities-webinar-notes>. [Accessed 25 January 2012].Bush, V. (1945). As We May Think. [Online]. The Atlantic. Available:<http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1945/07/as-we-may-think/3881>. [Accessed 25 January 2012]
  46. 46. BibliographyConnaway, L., Wicht, H. (2007). What Happened to the E-bookRevolution? The Journal of Electronic Publishing. [Online] Available:<http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jep;view=text;rgn=main;idno=3336451.0010.302>. [Accessed 10January 2012 ]Chomsky, N. (2000). New horizons in the study of language and mind.Cambridge: CUP. 19-45.
  47. 47. BibliographyDigital Book World. (2010). The Enhanced Ebook University. [Online]Available: <http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2010/enhanced-ebook-university-e2bu>. [Accessed 12 January 2012].Krozser, K. (2010). What are enhanced ebooks?. [Online]. Booksquare.Available: <http://booksquare.com/what-are-enhanced-ebooks>. [Accessed 18 December 2011].Lynch, C. (2001). The battle to define the future of the book in thedigital world. [Online]. First Monday, 6(6). Available:<http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/864/773>
  48. 48. BibliographyMcGuire, H. (2011). The beauty of web-first workflows. In: OReillyMedia, Books in Browsers Conference. New York, 13-15 February 2012.[Online]. Available: <http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/11/web-first-workflows-publishers.html>Wilson, S. (2011). Do “enhanced” eBooks really enhance the readingexperience. [Online]. Tech Blorg. Available:<http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2011/07/23/do-enhanced-ebooks-really-enhance-the-reading-experience>. [Accessed 19 January2012].

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