Tutorial 4: E-books

Instructors: Gene Golovchinsky, Cathy Marshall, & Elli Mylonas

Time: Saturday, June 3 (full day)


This tutorial will comprise an introduction to e-books and the advantages and problems inherent in their adoption and use. Together with an introduction to the OEB specification and how to apply it in order to make documents that can be read on any OEB compliant reader. While e-book hardware is constantly improving, there are many trade-offs in the transition from paper to electronic form. The diversity in form factor and usability of reading devices poses new problems for information providers. Data models can also have a huge impact on the usability and portability of electronic information. This is a novice to intermediate level tutorial.



Instructor information

Gene Golovchinsky is a Senior Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL), where he is a member of the Mobile computing group. His research interests include user interface design (with an emphasis on information exploration and information retrieval), hypertext, and pen-based computing. Gene completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1996. Prior to joining FXPAL, Gene had worked at GMD-IPSI in Darmstadt, Germany, at IBM, and at Kaiser Electronics. Cathy Marshall is a Senior Research Scientist at Fuji Xerox's Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL), and an active participant in the international Hypertext, Digital Library, and WWW research communities. Her research lies in the disciplinary interstices of computer science, social science, and the arts. See Cathy Marshall's home page. Elli Mylonas is Associate Director for Projects and Research at the Scholarly Technology Group, Brown University. She was one of the founding members of the Perseus Project at Harvard University, an early hypertextual database for scholarly and pedagogical use. She has worked extensively with SGML and XML, and has spoken and published on markup, hypertext and academic computing projects.

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