Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Two stories...

I am on vacation, so just two quick news items of note... drawn from Book Business Extra last week.

First post: The SONY Reader has agreed to adopt the IDPF .epub standard. This gives extra strength to that developing standard. Standards development is an important milestone in the emergence of new technologies. SONY is generally known more for proprietary formats, so this is an important step forward for the relatively new standard.

Second post: Harlequin is introducing "enhanced ebooks." Harlequin has been one of the most innovative players in the ebook space. With enhanced ebooks they will provide some interactivity to the e-book romance novel -- with links to additional information to information that enhances the book experience (maps, photos, commentary, etc.).

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