[Bookreader] Book reader and eBook distribution/hosting service
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Thu Jan 14 00:41:51 EST 2010
Paul Commons just joined this list; a good opportunity for thread
convergence, since the schools that will be using french and spanish
book-collections are a mix of online and offline; the latter will be
setting up school servers to solve this sort of problem.
Mike, happy new year :) How is your project coming?
On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sayamindu, Mike,
> Sean Daly forwarded this thread to me - as I'm not on the bookreader
> list. It is a definitely interesting topic. I would like to make it
> really easy for deployments to load up ebooks in all the possible
> supported formats on the XS, and have the XOs browse/read/download
> them trivially.
> What's the best approach for this?
> - What does Read.xo support already, or what support can be added easily?
> - What minimum-common-denominator have we got in terms of metadata,
> if the XS is going to try to parse the ebooks and offer a
> browsable/searchable UI?
> - Should we have the option of loading the ebooks into the XS in a
> meta-format (zipfile bundle with metadata, and perhaps various
> versions of the same book)?
> In terms of building (or including) a "book metadata search / browse"
> facility, this is something I clearly want to have, and something like
> OPDS might be useful there. Note that I do have fairly complex
> requirements for such software to land on the XS -- see this thread
> for an example of a possible implementation:
> martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
> - ask interesting questions
> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
> - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff
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