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Social Reading: Platforms, Applications, Clouds And Tags

byJosé-antonio Cordón-garc&#23, Julio Alonso-arévalo, Raquel Gómez-díaz

Paperback | October 31, 2013

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Contemporary developments in the book publishing industry are changing the system as we know it. Changes in established understandings of authorship and readership are leading to new business models in line with the postulates of Web 2.0. Socially networked authorship, book production and reading are among the social and discursive practices starting to define this emerging system. Websites offering socially networked, collaborative and shared reading are increasingly important. Social Reading maps socially networked reading within the larger framework of a changing conception of books and reading. This book is structured into chapters covering topics in: social reading and a new conception of the book; an evaluation of social reading platforms; an analysis of social reading applications; the personalization of system contents; reading in the Cloud and the development of new business models; and Open Access e-books.

  • Discusses social reading as an emerging tendency involving authors, readers, librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals
  • Describes how the way we read is changing
  • Presents ways in which the major players in the digital content industry are developing specific applications to foster socially networked reading
José-Antonio Cordón-Garcíais Professor at the University of Salamanca and Executive Board Member of the Institute of History of Books and Reading. José-Antonio has published numerous articles and monographs on the publishing industry. He leads the E-LECTRA research group, focused on the analysis of electronic publishing and new forms o...
Title:Social Reading: Platforms, Applications, Clouds And TagsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:October 31, 2013Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843347261

ISBN - 13:9781843347262

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Table of Contents

Towards a new conception of books and reading Reading applications: an analysis New business models the reading in the cloud Open access eBooks Social reading platforms: diagnosis and evaluation System contents personalisation Social tagging and its applications for academic and leisure reading By way of an epilogue

Editorial Reviews

"...concludes by offering a reflection on what this all means for publishing, literature, authors and readers - and where the whole process is likely to go...highly recommended for anyone interesting in the future of the communication of ideas."--Online Information Review,Vol 38, No. 6, 2014 "... this book is an excellent text to use regarding the influence on social media on the world of reading. It is a sufficient starting point to begin the analysis of what a book is and will be in the future."--Information & Culture, September 1 2014