Reading and Writing the Electronic Book

  title={Reading and Writing the Electronic Book},
  author={N. Yankelovich and N. Meyrowitz and A. V. Dam},
lectronic books" y books creates a ork for critically ex_omputer's role in docuation and presentation. Iectronic document systems ectly comparable to paper the two nevertheless serve a r of common purposes. Both used as sources of information, as earning devices, and as mechanisms for communication between people who are distant in time or place. By considering the strengths and weaknesses of paper and electronic documents, it is possible to formulate a set of capabilities that electronic… Expand
Design Guidelines for Electronic Book Production
By many definitions a book may be considered to have a multimedia interface. (See the definitions in Chapter 1). The educational power and value of books would not be disputed, but there is clearlyExpand
Content Standards for Electronic Books
The Open eBook Forum's Publication Structure, an XML-based specification for electronic books, is an example of the sort of timely and innovative problem solving required for successful real-world standards development. Expand
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The Impact of Hypertext on Processes of Reading and Writing
introduction and conclusion and then skimming over the headings and looking at diagrams and tables. Depending on their purpose, they may content themselves with an overview constructed from skimmingExpand
The construction of hypertext documents and databases
The creation of a hypertext version of a journal article, and the way in which ahypertext database of such articles is being constructed, is described. Expand
Lost in hyperspace: How can designers help?
The series of studies reported here investigated the influence of a number of variables on subjects' ability to relocate information from within a hierarchical hypertext document, and construct a map of its structure. Expand
Developing hypertext documents for an international audience
The writer must address individuals who differ greatly with respect to language proficiency, rhetorical expectations, and cultural background, and a hypertext system can generate multiple layers of text that correspond to each level of such a diverse audience. Expand
Textual Information Retrieval
This chapter focuses on the retrieval of textual material from computer databases, where computer technology can increase some retrieval problems because it is an unfamiliar medium and, unlike paper presentation technology, has not had the benefit of centuries of trial and error progress. Expand
Creating intelligent environments for computer use in writing
The first part of this paper reviews the state of the art in computer-aided writing, including a brief software survey and discussion of new developments, such as educational advisory systems, whichExpand
Sociological literature in an age of computerized texts
Although scholars have quickly adopted computers for word processing, new forms of interactive electronic texts pose important questions for the nature of scholarly literature in the social sciences.Expand


Computers and Publishing: Writing, Editing, and Printing
This chapter examines the current role of computers in writing, editing, printing, and publishing and finds that there is very little interaction among the stages of traditional manuscript creation. Expand
An experimental system for creating and presenting interactive graphical documents
An experimental system is described for the design, development, and presentation of computer-based documents that combine pictures and text on a high-resolution color raster display, with emphasis on designing actions that allow simple real-time animation and assist in finding one's way around the document. Expand
A prototype electronic encyclopedia
A long-term vision of an intelligent user-interface agent is presented; previous work related to futuristic encyclopedias, electronic books, decision support systems, and knowledge libraries are summarized; and current and potential research directions are outlined. Expand
Process versus Product: A Perspective on Tools for Communal and Informal Electronic Learning
This article explores new paradigms for the use of computers in learning by discussing the cognitive, pedagogical, and sociological issues relevant to the creation of learning environments in five domains, along with examples of specific possibilities in each. Expand
An idiosyncratic systems approach to interactive graphics
The pros and the cons are an incomplete but cogent case for consideration of an idiosyncratic systems approach to interactive graphics systems. Expand
Poetry and computers: Experimenting with the communal text
An introductory poetry course was conceived which had a means of presenting both the poetry and the secondary materials so that the students would quickly come to see their reading of these materials as the catalyst which produced a further, more meaningful text. Expand
A system for algorithm animation
The conceptual framework that is developed for animating algorithms is outlined, the system that is implemented is described, and several examples drawn from the host of algorithms that are animated. Expand
Dial: A Diagrammatic Animation Language
A Simple, Two-Dimensional Notation Lets Animators Easily Express and Recognize Parallelism and Gives Mathematicians a Convenient Way to Experiment with Surfaces in n-Dimensional Space.
A research center for augmenting human intellect
This paper describes a multisponsor research center at Stanford Research Institute in man-computer interaction that aims to provide real-time information about the interaction between man and computer. Expand
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