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Title: Electronic Books and the Open eBook Publication Structure
Author(s): Renear, Allen H.; Salo, Dorothea
Subject(s): digital publishing ebooks ePUB xml electronic publishing
Abstract: Electronic books, or e-books, will soon be a major part of electronic publishing. This chapter introduces the notion of electronic books, reviewing their history, the advantages they promise, and the difficulties in predicting the pace and nature of e-book development and adoption. It then analyzes some of the critical problems facing both individual publishers and the industry as a whole, drawing on our current understanding of fundamental principles and best practice in information processing and publishing. In the context of this analysis the Open eBook Forum Publication Structure, a widely used XML-based content format, is presented as a foundation for high-performance electronic publishing.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Citation Info: “Electronic Books and the Open eBook Publication Structure”; Allen H. Renear and Dorothea Salo. Chapter 11 in The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, William Kasdorf (ed) Columbia University Press, 2003. [Final MS.]
Genre: Book Chapter
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Rights Information: Published version copyright Columbia University Press.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-08-09

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