Enhanced eBook Features

Enhanced eBooks go beyond the simple layouts of most ebooks to offer more complex formatting, illustration, and rich media such as video, audio and program-like interactions. As we’ve just seen, updates to the EPUB and Kindle formats — EPUB3 and Kindle KF8 — provide the advanced features needed for enhanced ebooks. A new breed of e-reading devices and apps is emerging to support these new versions.

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We’ll take a brief look at some of the more important formats being used today to produce enhanced ebooks in this changing landscape.

• PDF (Portable Document Format)
• Apps
• Fixed layout ebooks
• Web app

And we’ll look at two popular tools for producing enhanced ebooks

• Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
• Apple iBooks Author

These tools and formats are just a small selection of the many options to produce enhanced digital publications. Each of these has solid backing and supporters among the publishing community but this is a field where we’re still some way from having a widely-adopted standard.

For more info please visit our website: http://www.swiftprosys.com or you can mail us at info@swiftprosys.com or haja@swiftprosys.co.in

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Haja
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Swift ProSys
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How to Promote Your E-Book?

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Try these tactics, making sure that the e-book always is the call to action:

•  Post the first chapter on SlideShare.
•  Record someone from your team reading the e-book and launch it as an audio book.
•  Launch a webinar with the author, featured thought leaders, or brands.
•  Create an infographic with the e-book’s tips, tricks, or quotes.
•  Turn each chapter into a blog post.
•  Write a guest blog post for sites covering the topic.
•  Include the e-book in two or three places on your website, such as the home page, resources section, and sidebar call-out.
•  Print it or put it on a USB drive and give it away at conferences, booth exhibits, etc.

Best Wishes,
Haja Sheriff
Business Development Manager
Skype: swiftprosys

Why METS/ALTO Conversion?

The METS and ALTO have now been utilized for a number of years. Libraries, universities, newspaper publishers, and newspaper aggregators are familiar with these standards.

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METS is a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library, using XML. Though METS is excellent at describing the structure of a digital object, it is missing the ability to describe the content and layout of each piece of the digital object. So an extension to METS, called ALTO (Analyzed Layout and Text Object), is required for this purpose. The combination of METS and ALTO was originally developed by the METAe project, and later was adopted by the Library of Congress for its large-scale National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Since then, METS/ALTO has been used in many newspaper digitization projects—both large and small—as well as a number of projects digitizing books and journals.

A typical METS/ALTO object encodes the complete logical and physical structure of a document (i.e., chapters, sections, articles, pages, etc., and their associated metadata), as well as the full-text content of each section of the document, and even the physical coordinates of every word in the document.

For more info please visit our website: http://www.swiftprosys.com or you can mail us at info@swiftprosys.com or haja@swiftprosys.co.in

Best Wishes,
Haja Sheriff
Business Development Manager
Swift ProSys
http://www.swiftprosys.com

Data Capture Services

When you have piles of forms or other documents requiring data capture, why not make use of Swift ProSys (www.swiftprosys.com)? We’ll make sure everything is digitised quickly and efficiently. Electronic data capture is highly accurate as the risk of human input error is eliminated.

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  • Forms are captured electronically, fast and accurately
  • Optical character recognition (OCR) makes text searchable and allows for verification and correction
  • Documents or images can be indexed
  • Bulk quantities of documents can be captured and indexed quickly and easily.

Contact us to discuss how our scanning and data services can help you or you can mail us at info@swiftprosys.com

Best Wishes,
Haja Sheriff
Business Development Manager
Skype: swiftprosys

METS/ALTO and Web Interface Services

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METS/ALTO:

The combination of METS and ALTO (often written METS/ALTO) is the current industry standard for newspaper digitization used by hundreds of modern, large-scale newspaper digitization projects

Benefits: 

  • METS has the capability to support article segmentation, so articles, headlines, bylines, and other article-level metadata can be captured.
  • The combination of METS and ALTO captures very “rich” data, allowing the development of innovative discovery and delivery interfaces.
  • Both METS and ALTO are open XML standards — no proprietary software is required to read or transform the digitized objects.

Web Interface (Web based application):

 A web-based application is any application that uses a website as the interface (the ‘front-end’). Users access the application from any computer connected to the Internet using a standard browser, instead of using an application that has been installed on their local computer.

Business Advantage using Web Inteface

  • Cost effective development
  • Accessible anywhere
  • Easily customizable
  • Accessible for a range of devices
  • Improved interoperability
  • Easier installation and maintenance
  • Adaptable to increased workload
  • Security
  • Flexible core technologies

For more info please visit our website: http://www.swiftprosys.com or you can mail us at info@swiftprosys.com

Best Wishes,
Haja Sheriff
Business Development Manager
Skype: swiftprosys