CloudBooks: An Infrastructure for Reading on Multiple Devices

Pearson, J. & Buchanan, G. (2011). CloudBooks: An Infrastructure for Reading on Multiple Devices. Paper presented at the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2011, 26-09-2011 - 28-09-2011, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

The use of light, portable devices such as iPads whose reading angle is readily changed is radically different to reading on a desktop or laptop. However, it would be naive to view this as mere evolution. Rather, such devices permit reading activity to more closely mirror paper. A light, keyboardless device can be used in many different locations and orientations. This paper reports an infrastructure for supporting reading on multiple slate devices using a single cloud-based system to provide for numerous configurations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24469-8_56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Slate PCs, Collaboration, Digital Reading, Annotation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8102

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