"Books in Browsers": A meeting of the Internet Archives
- Online archives: the Deena Larsen Collection and Omeka
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- FT Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute
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The Internet Archive is planning a meeting in San Francisco on
Thu. Oct 21 - Fri. Oct 22 tentatively titled "Books in Browsers".
The meeting will cover achievements in moving books to the web,
including developments in OPDS Catalogs, vending and lending,
and the design and effective deployment of ebooks and reading
experiences for web environments. The portability of books and bookshelves, reader application interoperability, storage and
transmission security (including encryption and caching), the
legal and user consequences of book licensing vs purchase, and
ramifications for user privacy and data protection are viable
Currently, I anticipate that we will build a technical track,
and an uber issues track, with cojoined sessions among topics
that are conceptually early or rapidly evolving.
The meeting has the support of O'Reilly Media; additional
sponsors may be named.
The program committee includes individuals experienced in the
gamut of these issues. We are honored to have the engagement
of the following (in random order):
Hugh McGuire / Bookoven
Keith Fahlgren / Ibis Reader
Pam Samuelson / UC Berkeley (BCLT)
Tom Garnett / Smithsonian Institution (BHL)
Mary Lou Jepson / Pixel Qi
Hadrien Gardeur / Feedbooks
Kat Meyer / O'Reilly Media
Daihei Shiohama / Voyager Japan
I am interested in both specific proposals and general interest
in attendance, which may be restricted for space. The meeting
will be held in San Francisco at the Internet Archive offices.
Please write to me with proposals.
Peter Brantley <naypinya@GMAIL.COM>