Web Books: The Fusion of Paper and Pixels

Johanna Pirker, Gerhard Wurzinger, Heimo Müller

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Digital and online reading is now an everyday possibility and is supported by different services and devices. However, the digitalization of traditional books supports even more innovative forms of reading and experiencing the
content. In this paper we introduce our solution of an interactive web book library which allows experiencing old books in an innovative and social way. First, we analyze and compare the strengths and weaknesses of existing electronic solutions, and discuss implications for adoption and digitalization of books. We will then present a digital library specialized in old books, which integrates different forms of interactivities and reading experiences. In this context we discuss the potentials of an interactive web book representation using the example of a unique Austrian encyclopedia. We conclude with a discussion of how future reading can revolutionize the way we are experiencing traditional and old
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
JournalIPSI BgD Transactions on Internet Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Application

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