[Bookreader] Book bundles and Read

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 18:31:18 EDT 2009

This makes perfect sense to me.   In particular, Read should be able to read
.xol files and display books contained within them if they are in a
known/readable format.  Adding support over time for alternatives to
catalog.atom would not be difficult (there are some learning-objects formats
that have different canonical names and formats for their catalog files) but
I'd like to see this become the recommended way to store a set of books,
even if it is part of a more complex activity/object/content bundle.


On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> While looking at the existing Library Bundle mechanism, I was
> wondering if it would be possible to bypass the Browser altogether and
> launch the catalog inside Read itself (for library bundles that have
> ebooks in them). If we use a zip archive format, with the following
> internal layout, it will be possible to load the catalog directly into
> Read (once I have support for the draft OPDS standard in Read):
> .
> |-- books
> |   |-- Verne - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.epub
> |   |-- Verne - A Journey into the Interior of the Earth.epub
> |   |-- Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days.epub
> |   |-- Verne - From the Earth to the Moon.epub
> |   `-- Verne - The Mysterious Island.epub
> `-- catalog.atom
> Only the catalog name needs to be constant (catalog.atom) - the books
> would be referenced from the catalog, along with optional thumbnail
> icons etc.
> This may be useful in scenarios where the deployment or a distributor
> wants to distribute multiple (but of a similar theme) books together
> (eg: beginning of the school session, books for a specific subject).
> Does this make sense ?
> Thanks,
> Sayamindu
> --
> Sayamindu Dasgupta
> [http://sayamindu.randomink.org/ramblings]
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