In our talk about the not (yet) used potential of e-books at the Inetbib conference (www.inetbib.de) in Berlin, Bruno Wenk – my colleague at HTW Chur – and I outlined some characteristics of an ideal academic e-book. We invite you to join the discussion!
The ideal e-book
- is based on the standard EPUB3 and is also published as a complete PDF
- contains the necessary metadata for direct import into a catalog or a reference management system
- contains markers of paragraphs to allow citation in scientific articles
- Example: 10.1007/978-3-8349-8027-4_3/0012
- restricts the use not with a „hard“ DRM. Unauthorized use or alteration of the content is prevented by watermark or digital signature.
- can be integrated in work environments (highlighting, annotation, collaboration etc.)
- is automatically updated when a new version is available
- is published under open access or accessible for everybody by a national license
Do you have ideas and suggestions for additional ideal characteristics or comments to these suggestions? Feel free to use the comment feature of the blog!
Ein Gedanke zu „The ideal e-book“