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Terminology[ edit ] A woman reading an e-book on an e-reader. E-books are also referred to as "ebooks", "eBooks", "Ebooks", "e-Books", "e-journals", "e-editions" or as "digital books". The devices that are designed specifically for reading e-books are called "e-readers", "ebook device" or "eReaders". History[ edit ] The Readies [ edit ] Some trace the idea of an e-reader that would enable a reader to view books on a screen to a manifesto by Bob Brown , written after watching his first " talkie " movie with sound. He titled it The Readies, playing off the idea of the "talkie". Later e-readers never followed a model at all like Brown's. Nevertheless, Brown predicted the miniaturization and portability of e-readers. In an article, Jennifer Schuessler writes, "The machine, Brown argued, would allow readers to adjust the type size, avoid paper cuts and save trees, all while hastening the day when words could be 'recorded directly on the palpitating ether. Schuessler relates it to a DJ spinning bits of old songs to create a beat or an entirely new song as opposed to just a remix of a familiar song.

In the late s, a consortium formed to develop the Open eBook format as a way for authors and publishers to provide a single source-document which many book-reading software and hardware platforms could handle.

Focused on portability, Open eBook as defined required subsets of XHTML and CSS ; a set of multimedia formats others could be used, but there must also be a fallback in one of the required formats , and an XML schema for a "manifest", to list the components of a given e-book, identify a table of contents, cover art, and so on.

Google Books has converted many public domain works to this open format. Unofficial and occasionally unauthorized catalogs of books became available on the web, and sites devoted to e-books began disseminating information about e-books to the public.

Consumer e-book publishing market are controlled by the "Big Five". Libraries began providing free e-books to the public in through their websites and associated services, [37] although the e-books were primarily scholarly, technical or professional in nature, and could not be downloaded.

In , libraries began offering free downloadable popular fiction and non-fiction e-books to the public, launching an E-book lending model that worked much more successfully for public libraries.

National Library of Medicine has for many years provided PubMed , a nearly-exhaustive bibliography of medical literature. In early , NLM started PubMed Central , which provides full-text e-book versions of many medical journal articles and books, through cooperation with scholars and publishers in the field.

Pubmed Central now provides archiving and access to over 4. However, some publishers and authors have not endorsed the concept of electronic publishing , citing issues with user demand, copyright piracy and challenges with proprietary devices and systems. This survey found significant barriers to conducting interlibrary loan for e-books. Mellon Foundation.

This means the library does not own the electronic text but that they can circulate it either for a certain period of time or for a certain number of check outs, or both. When a library downloads an e-book license, the cost is at least three times what it would be for a personal consumer.

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However, some studies have found the opposite effect for example, Hilton and Wikey [49] Archival storage[ edit ] The Internet Archive and Open Library offer more than six million fully accessible public domain e-books.

Project Gutenberg has over 52, freely available public domain e-books. Dedicated hardware readers and mobile software[ edit ] See also: Comparison of e-book readers The BEBook e-reader An e-reader , also called an e-book reader or e-book device, is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading e-books and digital periodicals.

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This vast amount of data could be fit into something the size of a large paperback book, with updates received over the "Sub-Etha". Franklin Computer released an electronic edition of the Bible that was read on a stand-alone device.

It was later tested on a US aircraft carrier as replacement for paper manuals. Crugnola and I. Rigamonti design and create the first e-reader, called Incipit, as a thesis project at the Polytechnic University of Milan. The popular format for publishing e-books changed from plain text to HTML. This e-reader, with expandable storage, could store up to , pages of content, including text, graphics and pictures. Oxford University Press offered a selection of its books available as e-books through netLibrary.

Comiskey and Jonathan D. Albert are granted US patents related to displaying electronic books, these patents are later used in the displays for most e-readers.

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