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José-Antonio Cordón-García, Julio Alonso-Arévalo, Raquel Gómez-Díaz and Daniel Linder, University of Salamanca, Spain
Chandos Publishing Social Media Series No. 10
- 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
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.
ISBN 1 84334 726 1
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 726 2
200 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
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About the authors
José-Antonio Cordón-García is 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 of creation and written communication. José-Antonio is the editor of A Journal of European Science, Thought and Culture, and President of the Spanish Association of Bibliology.
Julio Alonso-Arévalo is the head librarian in the Translation and Documentation library at the University of Salamanca. He is the editor of the E-LIS Open Access Repository, coordinator of the LIS and InfoDoc mailing lists and author of a number of articles in specialized journals on the topic of e-books, open access and reference managers. Julio has published book-length studies, including, among others, New sources of information: Information and documentary research in the context of Web 2.0
Raquel Gómez-Díaz is Professor at the University of Salamanca and member of the E-LECTRA research group. Raquel is an active researcher and teacher with a long list of publications. Prof Gómez-Diaz has also published widely and taught specialized courses on the topic of e-books.
Daniel Linder is Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Salamanca, Daniel teaches, among other genres, specialized translation for the humanities and business from Spanish into English. He has published a number of articles in international translation studies journals, including TTR, Babel, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology and the ATA Chronicle, and translations into English and Spanish for the German Sanchez Ruipérez Foundation. He is a member of the E-LECTRA research group and is also working within the field of second-language writing and editing.
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Social Media Audits
New readings, new readers: Social reading-a new conception of books; Changes in ways of reading: digital reading; Social reading platforms: Diagnosis and evaluation: Goodreads; BookGluton; aNobii; Shelfari; Entrelectores; BiblioEteca; Rethink books; Watpad; Other socially networked reading platforms. Social reading applications: An analysis: Openmargin; Readmill; Reading life; iBooks; stanza; Kindle; Personalization of system contents: ebrary; Questia; safari; Amazon; Barnes and Noble; Google; Apple; New business models: Reading in the cloud: Streaming as an alternative to traditional reading; Major platforms and editorial proposals; The book club in the cloud; Social labeling; Social indexing and electronic books; Reference managers and digital intermediaries: Connotea, citeulike ; Open access e-books: Digital libraries; Project Gutenberg; Europeanna; Digital collections of the National Libraries; Other projects.