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CloudBooks: An infrastructure for reading on multiple devices

Pearson, J. & Buchanan, G. (2011). CloudBooks: An infrastructure for reading on multiple devices. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6966, pp. 488-492. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-24469-8_56


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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via
Publisher 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
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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