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Volume 18, No. 2: New Forms of ExpressionCurrent Issue
The potential for how we convey the stories that we want to tell and the information that we want to share, for reasons both personal and professional, proliferate as rapidly as the digital technologies which are so prevalent in our lives. We are in early days of deploying the media and methods we understand, and new ones arise frequently. Our expressive repertoire only continue to grow. In this issue we have collected practitioners and thinkers who think widely and well about the effective use of these emerging forms of expression. We hope these articles will inspire you to do the same.
Michael J. Ackerman
A report on the development of software to digitally publish papers linked to referenced 2D and 3D image datasets.
B. Jean Mandernach, Rick Holbeck, Ted Cross
A view of changing methods for critical expression.
A detailed and concrete inventory of the digital tools that can and should be deployed in books.
Thinking about how online life changes not just how we communicate with texts, but how we communicate about texts.
Volume 18, No. 1: Books in Browsers V Proceedings
A note from our editor.
The founder and chairman of the Internet Archive assesses the state of books in browsers.
Standards are the products of history. As such, they’re never finished, but always in the making.
How publishers can help create thriving online reading communities and how those communities can help publishers.
A fresh approach to reading and data from a leading figure in digital publishing.
On why building accessible content is actually a better way to approach content architecture.
Ivan Herman and Markus Gylling
A vision for unifying digital publishing and the web from members of the W3C and IDPF.
The current state of CSS for books, what the future might bring, and how standards are made.
Leanpub's founder advocates for the creation of a standard mapping from Markdown concepts to book and documentation concepts.
Cross fertilizing the web and apps and the implications for books.
Scott Cipriano and James Densmore
How Safari is using data to suggest better content for readers and the questions raised by predictive analytics.
Using the mixtape metaphor to open up exciting new possibilities for publishers to link content together in cohesive packages.
Exploring real examples of the potential of digital books and the limitations in both technology and thinking that stand in the way of making this a bigger reality.
The database as part of the infrastructural underpinnings of narrative through case studies and examples.
Ben De Meester, et al.
A way to make the content of digital publications machine-readable by connecting its contents with the Semantic Web.
How we can help readers who are interested in some, but not all, of a book.
Efficient and effective ways to create and collaborate on scientific papers from the developers of WriteLaTeX.
Standards, HTML source, and publishing of science.
How to use the web to make better books.
Micah Bowers and Patrick Keating
As EPUB evolves, it will be used for a wider variety of content forms–this talk looks at some of the use cases, demos, and ramifications for creators of content, software, and web services.
As books go digital, what does the next wave of avant-garde literature look like?
Extending supplemental textbook content through the use of tagging.
An exploration of if:book Australia's Memory Makes Us project.
Haig Armen, John Maxwell, and Kate Pullinger
Digital fiction and publishing require efforts aimed for the fringes.
Seven years after the launch of both the Kindle and the iPhone, what will it take to get beyond “paper under glass”?
On improving the user's experience borrowing eBooks from libraries.
Thinking about how to use Project Gutenberg data in library search results.