The Electronic Library

Digital information organization and use


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 20 Issue 4

Perspectives for electronic books in the World Wide Web age

François Bry, Michael Kraus

While the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) is steadily expanding, electronic books (e‐books) remain a niche market. In this article, it is first postulated that specialized…

Creating e‐books in a distributed and collaborative way

Ruth Cobos Pérez, Xavier Alamán

This paper describes how groups of authors may create electronic books about the knowledge area of their interest by means of unsupervised collaborative work. For this…

Participative knowledge production of learning objects for e‐books

Juan Manuel Dodero, Ignacio Aedo, Paloma Díaz

In a distributed learning environment, the development of learning objects is a participative task. We consider learning objects as knowledge pieces, which are subject to…

Obtaining feedback for indexing from highlighted text

Miguel Villarroel, Pablo de la Fuente, Alberto Pedrero, Jesús Vegas, Joaquín Adiego

The indexing techniques most commonly applied in information retrieval systems associate weights to the terms of documents; this association is carried out in order to…

A system to generate electronic books on programming exercises

C. Gregorio‐Rodríguez, L.F. Llana‐Díaz, C. Pareja‐Flores, R. Martínez‐Unanue, J.Á. Velázquez‐Iturbide, P. Palao‐Gostanza

Electronic books offer a number of possibilities for innovation over paper books in certain fields. It is the case of programming exercises, which have a complex but…

A user‐centred approach to e‐book design

Ruth Wilson, Monica Landoni, Forbes Gibb

This paper considers the Electronic Books ON‐screen Interface (EBONI) Project’s research into the importance of the user when designing electronic textbooks. The results…



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