Posts tagged: eBooks

O’Reilly Says the Future of Publishing is Data

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 Feb 16, 2012

And I almost believe them. The truth is publishers have been dealing with mounds of data for quite some time. Now that enterprise marketers are facing similar issues, there’s a term (Big Data) to explain the problem. Graphics, text, links, rich media, and more are all versioned and stored with metadata to ensure they’re findable when needed. New media and technology has just added a new layer of complication to the already expanding databases. To capture the changing demands of publishing technology, O’Reilly has once again hosted its Tools of Change conference, bringing publishers, authors, and technology companies under one roof to discuss the problems and solutions facing today’s publishing industry. Read more »

From Textbooks to Tablets: South Korea’s Education System Goes Digital by 2015

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 Jul 6, 2011

Students in South Korea will have a much lighter backpack in the next four years. According to a South Korean online news site, all of South Korea’s educational materials will be delivered via electronic devices by 2015. The South Korean government aims to convert all paper textbooks into digital versions, and increase online classes so students can continue their studies outside of school. South Korea’s Education Ministry plans to use smart phones, tablet PCs, and smart televisions to deliver the entire school curriculum though a cloud-based system, which will allow students to download textbooks on their tablets. Read more »

O’Reilly Tools of Change: Publishing Beyond Boundaries

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 Feb 17, 2011

For the 5th year, O’Reilly hosted its Tools of Change Conference; selling out for the 4th year in a row. Amongst the many publishers was a plethora of information pertaining to eBooks, enhancements, and apps (Oh My!). In addition to keynotes and sessions was a showcase from a variety of vendors and conference sponsors including Ingram, codeMantra, aptara, and MarkLogic.

As in many traditionally print-centric industries, publishing is changing at a speed that was unimaginable even five years ago. After the Apple iPad was released in 2010, a large number of e-reader and tablet devices hit the market trying to grab a piece of this emerging market. Skip Prichard, President of Ingram, said in his keynote that for every 100 paperback books there are 115 Kindles. Read more »

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