book-related sites bookmarked by the EBONI Project Team:
A source for news and information on all aspects of electronic publishing
and a community centre for ebook enthusiasts and industry professionals.
Previously called "Digital Worm". The latest talk and news
on ebooks, ebook formats, rights management and reading devices. E-publishers
and readers go to Planet eBook to share, collaborate and find solutions
at its ebooks discussion forum.
Ebook industry news, information about technology, articles, discussion
groups, ebook reviews and details of new releases.
Australian E-book Newsletter
General purpose e-book newsletter with an Australian slant.
Books in Libraries
Contains the Librarian's eBook Newsletter and provides details of an
Electronic Book Evaluation Project which aimed to evaluate the uses
and feasibility of electronic books in various types of library.
E-Books Working Group
and details of meetings of the JISC DNER E-Books Working Group, set
up "to provide leadership in establishing a strategy for the development
of electronic books for the benefit of the academic community".
Regularly updated bibliography of articles and books on electronic publishing,
with a section devoted to electronic books.
Open eBook Forum
The OEBF aims to create and maintain standards and promote the successful
adoption of electronic books. A full ebook specification document is
downloadable from there.
Jakob Nielsen's site on Web usability issues. Contains news of conferences,
seminars and tutorials, Nielsen's bi-weekly "alertbox" column
on usability issues, and a collection of his papers and essays on issues
such as readability and evaluation techniques for Web sites.
TeachereBooks promotes electronic books as the new communication system
for education. The site offers free ebooks and ebook related resources,
daily tips and a bi-weekly newsletter designed to save educators time
and effort .
electronic books (hardware devices)
acquired Nuvomedia and SoftBook Press in January 2000 and has introduced
new reading devices to replace the Rocket eBook and the SoftBook.
From Franklin. Looks like a PDA but is designed to be better suited
to reading ebooks.
A prototype device with a colour LCD screen from a Chicago company of
the same name. Designed for university students, who will obtain textbook
content directly from the goReader Web site.
From French firm Cytale. An aluminium frame with a 10-inch colour screen.
Preserves the layout of a graphically complex page no matter which font
size is selected.
From Korea eBook Inc. In between the size of a PDA and the Rocket eBook.
Will also play MP3 music files and perform standard PDA functions.
Designed to make the on-screen reading experience as close as possible
to reading a printed book, while adding active reading capabilities,
instant access to content and storage of a personal library.
Acrobat eBook Reader
The latest version of the former Glassbook Reader.
Nuvomedia. Designed to give you the experience of reading a Rocket eBook
on your PC.
From Night Kitchen. A new format for creating and reading electronic
documents that are easy to read on-screen.
Proprietary software from Rovia, designed to provide secure access to
enhanced textbook content online.
list is provided at:
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
Guidelines for Web content developers on how to make Web content accessible
to people with disabilities.
W3C User Agent Accessibility
Guidelines explaining to developers how to design user agents (graphical
desktop browsers, multimedia players, text browsers, voice browsers,
plug-ins, and other assistive technologies) that are accessible to people
Service aimed at enhancing access for those with learning difficulties
and/or disabilities, to learning and teaching, research and administration
across higher and further education through the use of information and
communication technologies. Funded by the Joint Information Systems
National clearing house for Disability and Information Systems in Higher
Education, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee.
Aims to find solutions to problems encountered by both visually impaired
and sighted users when using the Web. Compares Web-travel to real-world
travel in terms of mobility, navigation, orientation, and mapping in
order to identify and address problems.