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Digital Publications Indexing SIG Podcasts, eBooks and Videos
The Digital Publications Indexing SIG broadcasts Podcasts, eBooks and Videos by its members or related groups or individuals. To play MP3, you will need Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player or an MP3 player on your PC, phone, iPod or tablet. You can download the MP3 or eBook or play them in your browser.
- How to Enable or Disable Explorer Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7 and Windows 8 - only way of finding image in large repositories with no metadata apart from date stamp in filename is to use thumbnails
- Zip the epub again, EBW Knowledge Base - how to fix epub that won't open in Firefox EPUBReader
- How to make an ePub eBook by hand
- Lamb, James, "Producing an eBook - How hard can it be?", Nov 6, 2012
- demo: Browne, Glenda, Sylvia Coates, Joel S. Berson, Rohan Bolton, Jochen Fassbender, Jill Halliday, Michele Combs, Hilary Faulkner, Ann Hudson, Maureen MacGlashan (Editor), Newcomers: A selection of articles for those new to indexing, Kindle Edition, Society of Indexers, 27 Oct 2012
- How to understand the manifest in content.opf
- smartphones and tablets
- apps, software, browser addons and Website parsers
- tools and documentation
- stores and libraries
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations App
A huge task of mixing indexing and taxonomy and wireframe design was accomplished to create a very creative eBook with Quoto and integration with Facebook, Twitter and email. Demo and seminar are below.
UK Libraries New WiFi Hotspots
From 2010-2016, 8000 paid library staff were lost (25% decrease) and replaced by 15542 volunteers (98% increase). Net 525 libraries were closed (= 343 closed + 232 transferred to community groups - 50 new libraries; 111 proposed closures) (12%) because they lost funds from UK Government. Scotland lost least paid staff (3%), England worst (28%). To survive, they need to modernize and provide free wifi to deliver more ebooks. Many more readers in UK will be reading ebooks via smartphone or tablet with so many closures.
X-Ray vs Index
In an article by Jan Wright entitled The devil is in the details: indexes versus Amazon's X-Ray, The Indexer 30(1):6-10, March 2012, Society of Indexers, UK, she points out the poor synonym detection of X-Ray.
X-Ray did not pick that Buffalo Bill and William Cody were the same person.
Dwight Walker, Webmaster of Digital Publications Indexing SIG, suggests using an index and X-Ray or having a search engine algorithm that uses terms chosen by an indexer. He was sadly misled as X-Ray is created by low-end contract workers with little index experience purely for expedience of Amazon publishing service.
Indexing in ebooks lacking
Many ebooks like Kindle have no table of contents or keyword index only search and bookmarking. These need to be retrofitted.
I read the ebook on my Firefox 16 browser on Linux and also in Google Play Bookshout! app:
- setup ebook on your bookshelf:
enter coupon OSVCAQ (by Sep 30, 2016)
register account or use Facebook to register
I used my email address and created a password as did not want to share my
friends list on Facebook with Bookshout! site.
This will add the ebook to your bookshelf in your profile.
- read ebook on your bookshelf:
a) in browser login to https://www.bookshout.com/
read ebook online
b) go to Apple iTunes or Google Play on smartphone or tablet
search for and install Bookshout app
login and read ebook on your bookshelf setup above either on device or in cloud
Bookshout! app is more elegant than browser reader but browser reader takes less setup.
Each Q&A is over several pages so use left and right arrows to page through.
At bottom of each Q&A, the previous/next do not work and are for display purposes only but in real EPUB ebook from Catholic Questions they link to previous/next on same theme.
Embase medical thesaurus for indexers
|Newcomers: A selection of articles for those new to indexing|
howto: Producing an eBook - How hard can it be?" by James Lamb
|Glenda Browne, Sylvia Coates, Joel S. Berson, Rohan Bolton, Jochen Fassbender, Jill Halliday, Michele Combs, Hilary Faulkner, Ann Hudson, Maureen MacGlashan (Editor)||Society of Indexers||27 Oct 2012||English||244 pages||Kindle, HTML5||Any||£9.37|
|How to use the Science Citation Index Parts 1 to 3||Eugene Garfield||ISI||1967||English||10:30, 10:30, 10:30||HTML5||Any||$0.00|
|Smart Content for Health: Harnessing the Power of Medical Taxonomy to Build Clinically Intelligent Applications||Thane Kerner||Society for Scholarly Publishing||6 Feb 2013||English||16:04||HTML5||Any||$0.00|
|How to create an ebook: 1890s Annandale: a short walk||Marghanita da Cruz||Ramin Communications; Lightning Talks @ SLUG (Sydney Linux User Group)||29 Jul 2011||English||0:00-6:19||HTML5, EPUB, Kindle, Lulu, Barnes and Noble||Any||$0.00|
|Catholic Q&A||Father Ray Ryland, Indexer Doug Lowry||Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division||2004-2014||English||Sep 30, 2016 coupon OSVCQA||Bookshout!||Browser, Apple iTunes and Google Play BookShout! app||$0.00|
|Catholic Q&A with search engine||Father Ray Ryland, Indexer Doug Lowry||Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division||2004-2014||English||EPUB||Browser, Apple iTunes and Google Play EPUB Reader or simlar app||$9.99 full ebook or $0.00 for free sample|
|Caboolture Herald etc||Quest Newspapers||Quest Newspapers||Sep 2015-||English||Aluratek Libre, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, COOL-ER, enTourage eDGe, iRex, Kobo eReader, NUUT, Sony eReader||Browser, eBook Reader, PressReader||$0.00|
|Accidental Taxonomist review||Heather Hedden||DAM (Digital Assets Management) Blog||Dec 2010||English||6:16||MP3||Any||$0.00|
|Biography of Paul Otlet (Alle Kennis van de Wereld) (Belgian Information Scientist)||W Boyd Rayward||Noorederlicht for Dutch TV||1998||English and French||23:20||MPEG4, Ogg, MPEG2||Any||$0.00|
|Book makers: Indexers||Mary Russell, ANZSI||ABC Radio National Book Show||18 May 2010||English||14:49||MP3||Any||$0.00|
|Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience: Preview Edition||Peter Meyers||O'Reilly Media||5 Dec 2011||English||kindle||Any||$0.00|
|The Indexer||Maureen MacGlashan (ed)||Society of Indexers||April 2006-||English||PDF, HTML||Any||$23.00/issue|
|State of the Textbook Indexing World||Seth Maislin||Text and Academic Authors Association on blogtalkradio||25 Aug 2010||English||29:27||MP3||Any||$0.00|
|Website Indexes: visitors to content in two clicks||James A Lamb||Lulu Enterprises, Inc.||April 2007||English||iBooks||iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod||$13.99|
|British Newspaper Archive||Brightsolid and British Library||1710-||English||PDF||Any||from £6.95 GBP/2 days|
|Internet Archive||American Libraries, Canadian Libraries, Universal Library, Community Texts, Project Gutenberg, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Children's Library, Additional Collections||1900-||English||EPUB, Kindle||EPUBReader, Kindle||$0.00|
|Many Books||Many Books||1900-||English||EPUB, eReader, Fiction Book 2, HTML, iPod Notes, iSilo, Kindle, Mobipocket, MS lit, Newton, PalmDOC, PDF, Plain text, Plucker, Rocketbook, RTF, Sony Reader, TCR, zTXT, JAR||Relevant Reader||$0.00|
|Open Library||Open Library||1900-||English||PDF, Plain text, DAISY, ePub, DjVu, MOBI, Kindle||Relevant Reader||$0.00|
|Project Gutenberg||Greg Newby||ibiblio.org||1900-||English||HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Plucker, QiOO Mobile, Plain text||Relevant Reader||$0.00|
|Trove||National Library of Australia||1800-||English||HTML||Any||$0.00|
|Amazon Kindle X-Ray Demo||Laptop Magazine||Laptop Magazine||28 Sep 2011||English||2:55||HTML5||Any||$0.00|
|Words, Meaning, Context: Building an App from Bartlett's Familiar Quotations [Webinar]||Earley and Associates||Earley and Associates||9 Jan 2013||English||59:57||HTML5||Any||$0.00|
|Bartlett's Familiar Quotations App||Hachette Book Group||Hachette Book Group||9 Nov 2012||English||3:18||HTML5||Any||$0.00|
|Bartlett's Familiar Quotations App||Bartlett||Hachette Book Group||7 Nov 2012||English||?||eBook||iOS, Android, Nook||?|
|Ebook indexing review||Jan Wright||O'Reilly Media: Tools of Change for Publishing Conference 2012||26 Aug 2011||English||4:23||HTML5||Any||$0.00|
|We don't need indexes in ebooks, right?||Kevin Broccoli||O'Reilly Media: Tools of Change for Publishing Conference - IndexerMasher.com||21 Mar 2012||English||14:48||HTML5||Any||$0.00|
|Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)||Australian National Botanic Gardens||Australian National Botanic Gardens||1991-2003||English||HTML, images||Any||$0.00|
|Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)||Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)||Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)||1000-||English||various||images, videos, HTML||Any||$0.00|
|eGold: Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia - a Nation's Heritage||Australian Dept of the Environment and Water Sources, Heritage Victoria, Heritage Council, University of Melbourne, Parks Victoria||Australian Dept of the Environment and Water Sources, Heritage Victoria, Heritage Council, University of Melbourne, Parks Victoria||1850-||English||HTML, images||Any||$0.00|
|Electronic Plant Information Centre (ePIC)||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew UK||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew UK||1700-||English||database, images (HTML)||Any||$0.00|
|Flickr: The Commons||US, Australian, Irish and UK public libraries||Flickr||1800s-||English||Photostream (JPEG)||Any||$0.00|
|Free eBooks: the ultimate guide||Free Book Notes||Free Book Notes||English||Any||$0.00|
|Pandora Archive||National Library of Australia||National Library of Australia||1996-||English||HTML||Any||$0.00|
|ScOT (Schools Online Thesaurus)||Education Services Australia||Education Services Australia||2000-||English||database, HTML||Any||$0.00|
|Victorian Heritage Database||Heritage Council Victoria||Heritage Council Victoria||1850-||English||database, pictures (JPEG)||Any||$0.00|
|IEEE Journals||IEEE Xplore||IEEE Xplore||1900-||English||PDF, HTML, JPEG||Any||$0.00|