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E-book Annotation Sharing Alternatives

For the group developing standards for e-book annotations, sharing of these needs to be more discriminatory than the current "all or nothing" that Amazon does with Kindle. I would like to be able to: 1) Share some annotations but not others (both within the same title or across different titles). 2) Share specific annotations with specific groups. For example, if I'm reading a book that my book club is doing, I may only ...more »

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Accessibility in E-books

Followup from March 2012 EPUB webinar: Where can you see ONIX data for accessibility? How can institutions with programs for special needs check this in advance? Practical information for implementation and use

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Accessibility & EPUB3

Now that EPUB3 is published and the DAISY Consortium endorses EPUB3 where accessibility and mainstream standards can converge, how can EPUB3 be best used to support accessibility?

 

Can NISO play a role in helping to draft best practice documents and instructions for accessible use of EPUB3?

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Georeferenced Maps, best practices

Develop best practices for creating, organizing, providing discovery of and access to geo-referenced images (for example digitized historic maps or aerial photographs). This could include suggestions for: Access points: coordinates, scale, resolution, date(s), format, title, publisher Access point standards: WKT, LCSH, TGM Workflows and networked data: Geonames, LC coordinate-enhanced subjects, OCLC coordinate-enhanced ...more »

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E-Science Librarianship

Perhaps a good companion to our data set presetnations: what is e-science librarianship? What roles to e-science librarians play? What skills does an e-science librarian need to have? ARL/DLF have been doing e-science programming since 2011, but is an overview for a larger audience worth considering?

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Bibliographic Roadmap

Build interactivity: capture new awarenesses

To support knowledge creation, we need to support interactive interfaces that enable users to share their thoughts about the content and relationships they discover. We need to support the scaffolding of new knowledge as users interact with our content and with each other about our content. We need to think in 3D about engagement in the digital space.

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Scientific data citation

The CODATA group will have published its recommendations for data citation by early 2012. What is necessary for good data citation? What are metadata elements that people should include. Also ties to supplemental materials...

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3-D Printing

I believe 3-D printing and its implications on intellectual property is an interesting topic. Clive Thompson recently wrote a brief article on this in Wired: http://www.wired.com/design/2012/05/3-d-printing-patent-law/ For a more detailed look, please see Michael Weinberg's white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing: http://www.publicknowledge.org/it-will-be-awesome-if-they-dont-screw-it-up ...more »

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