Keeping up with the Digital Trends Task Force
By Paula McCoy
The ASI Digital Trends Task Force has been busy leading and encouraging conversations through their LinkedIn discussion group. Earlier this year, they posted this:
The task force decided to focus on having a new discussion each month, where participants can go to read the latest news.
This month’s “New on Digital Trends, May 2012 edition” includes a link to a story about an algorithm that was created to write sports stories (really!), an article about statistics on how screen size affects web viewing on tablets, and discussion about Microsoft’s investment in Barnes & Noble. Also of interest: a soon-to-be-released study that found that 95% of publishers “have had the experience of creating their e-books with one set of metadata and seeing an altered set of metadata at the point of sale, online booksellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.” [Full article]
In October 2011, the DTTF submitted a first proposal to the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), outlining the need for indexes as navigational and semantic tools in e-books. [Info and links]
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