UC Berkeley researchers aim to revolutionize e-books | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

UC Berkeley students in the campus’s School of Information are collaborating to enhance the efficiency of e-books in the hopes of revolutionizing the accessibility of information among researchers and the general public.


According to Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) student Jacob Hartnell, research on e-books will improve an inefficient system that is “app-based” instead of “Web-based.” He noted that existing e-books viewed on one device are often viewed differently or cannot be viewed at all on another device.


Hartnell and his team aim to harness a web-based platform, using the standardized Web language of HTML5, to create e-books as an alternative to private proprietary formats like Kindle and iBook.


More here: http://www.dailycal.org/2013/02/19/uc-berkeley-researchers-aim-to-revolutionize-e-books/

Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa