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Social reading : platforms, applications, clouds and tags / José-Antonio Cordón-Garcia [and three others].

Author/Creator:
Cordón García, José Antonio.
Publication:
Philadelphia, PA : Chandos Pub., an imprint of Woodhead Pub., 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (301 p.)
Edition:
1st edition
Series:
Chandos social media series ; 10.
Chandos publishing social media series ; number 10
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Subjects:
Reading.
Social sciences -- Study and teaching.
Educational technology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
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 rea
Contents:
Cover; Social Reading: Platforms, applications, clouds and tags; Copyright; Contents; Figures and tables; Figures; Tables; Introduction; 1Towards a new conception of books and reading; Introduction; 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; Conclusion; Notes; 2Reading applications: an analysis; Introduction; Reading devices and applications: main features; Conclusion; Notes
3New business models for reading in the cloudWhat are 'cloud computing' and cloud hosting?; Books and cloud services for the eBook; Cloud business models; Cloud user rights; Conclusion; Notes; 4Open access eBooks; Introduction; What is open access?; The objectives of open access; Open access electronic books; Licences; Books in the public domain on the platforms of major publishers; Self-publishing and streaming reading; Conclusion; Notes; 5Social reading platforms: diagnosis and evaluation; Introduction; Social reading: a network phenomenon; Social reading platforms: diagnosis and evaluation
Off-line reading platformsOn-line reading platforms; Social reading platforms and applications; New systems of recommendation; Conclusion; Notes; 6System contents personalisation; Introduction; Ways in which contents can be personalised; Results; The Amazon.com phenomenon; Conclusion; Notes; 7Social tagging and its applications for academic and leisure reading; Introduction; 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 applicationsConclusion; Notes; 8By way of an epilogue; Appendix; Search engines for electronic books; Digital libraries; eBook initiatives; Doctoral dissertations on-line; Open access software for eBooks; Note; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Cordón García, José Antonio.
ISBN:
1-78063-392-0
OCLC:
865332721