HCI-Book? Perspectives on E-Book Research, 2006-2008 (Foundational to Implementing New Knowledge Environments)

By Ray Siemens1, Teresa Dobson2, Stan Ruecker3, Richard Cunningham4, Alan Galey5, Claire Warwick6, Lynne Siemens1, Karin Armstrong1, Michael Best1, Melanie Chernyk1, Lynn Copeland7, Wendy Duff5, Julia Flanders8, David Gants9, Bertrand Gervais10, Karon MacLean2, Steve Ramsay11, Susan Schriebman12, Colin Swindells2, Geoffrey Rockwell3, Christian Vandendorpe13, John Willinsky7, Vika Zafrin14, HCI-Book Consultative Group1, INKE Research Group1

1. University of Victoria 2. University of British Columbia 3. University of Alberta 4. Acadia University 5. University of Toronto 6. University College London 7. Simon Fraser University 8. Northeastern University 9. Florida State University 10. Université du Québec à Montréal 11. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 12. Maastricht University 13. University of Ottawa 14. Boston University

In most all things that exist at the intersection of several domains, domain-specific cultures have potential to collide, in useful ways as well as others. The book is such a thing—especially so, one might observe, in an age witnessing...

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In most all things that exist at the intersection of several domains, domain-specific cultures have potential to collide, in useful ways as well as others. The book is such a thing—especially so, one might observe, in an age witnessing the book’s seeming redefinition in the midst of societal reconfiguration with respect to technologies and media of conveyance. As has been noted by many, Katherine Hales and Alan Galey among them, the advent of the electronic book, the e-book, has made the book itself visible to us as an object of study in new ways, ways that have, in quick succession, metaphorically and analogically fertilized and fomented our understanding of new forms of electronic-reader book-ishness and concomitant electronically-facilitated reading practices...

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Original publication: Siemens, Ray & Dobson, Teresa & Ruecker, Stan & Cunningham, Richard & Galey, Alan & Warwick, Claire & Siemens, Lynne & Armstrong, Karin & Best, Michael & Chernyk, Melanie & Copeland, Lynn & Duff, Wendy & Flanders, Julia & Gants, David & Gervais, Bertrand & Maclean, Karon & Ramsay, Steve & Schreibman, Susan & Swindels, Colin & (INKE), Implementing New Knowledge Environments. (2011). HCI-Book? Perspectives on E-Book Research, 2006-2008 (Foundational to Implementing New Knowledge Environments). Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada / Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada. 49. URL: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.675.9242