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Web & Electronic Indexing SIG Podcasts, eBooks and Videos

The Web & Electronic Indexing SIG broadcasts Podcasts, eBooks and Videos by its members or related groups or individuals. To play MP3, you will need Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player or an MP3 player on your PC, phone, iPod or tablet. You can download the MP3 or eBook or play them in your browser.

See also:
File format action plans in theory and practice Library of Congress, Jan 6, 2014
Washington Open Course library free digital textbooks |
Wikipedia app wins Windows Phone Next App Star contest 9/4/13 |
Shelfari - Amazon reading list tool ex LinkedIn |
Indexing mobile applications - Earley and Associates |
Amazon Kindle |
ANZSI eBooks Resources |
Apple iCloud |
Apple iPad iBooks |
Apple iPod |
Apple iPhone |
Apple iTunes |
Apple Siri (ask computer questions) |
Aptara Corp ebook tools |
Calibre eBook Software |
DAISY Consortium - includes IDPF, EPUB 3, accessibility standards, digital talking book |
Digital Book World |
Digital Publishing (ePub) |
DocBook (DTD schema) |
Firefox EPUBReader Add-On |
Google Android |
Google epubcheck |
How to make an ePub eBook by hand |
International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) EPUB |
Kobo eBooks | ebooks and books on demand |
Nokia |
RIM Blackberry |
Windows Phone |
Docbook Manager |
Penguin-Random House Merger Talks: Rumors Confirmed 10/12 - one very large ebook publisher


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations App

A huge task of mixing indexing and taxonomy and wireframe design was accomplished to create a very creative eBook with Quoto and integration with Facebook, Twitter and email. Demo and seminar are below.

X-Ray vs Index

In an article by Jan Wright entitled The devil is in the details: indexes versus Amazon's X-Ray, The Indexer 30(1):6-10, March 2012, Society of Indexers, UK, she points out the poor synonym detection of X-Ray. X-Ray did not pick that Buffalo Bill and William Cody were the same person.

Dwight Walker, Webmaster of Web & Electronic Indexing SIG, suggests using an index and X-Ray or having a search engine algorithm that uses terms chosen by an indexer. He was sadly misled as X-Ray is created by low-end contract workers with little index experience purely for expedience of Amazon publishing service.

Indexing in ebooks lacking

Many ebooks like Kindle have no table of contents or keyword index only search and bookmarking. These need to be retrofitted.

TitleAuthorPublisherDateLanguageDurationFormatSystemPrice (USD)
Accidental Taxonomist reviewHeather HeddenDAM (Digital Assets Management) BlogDec 2010English6:16MP3Any$0.00
Biography of Paul Otlet (Alle Kennis van de Wereld) (Belgian Information Scientist)W Boyd RaywardNoorederlicht for Dutch TV1998English and French23:20MPEG4, Ogg, MPEG2Any$0.00
Book makers: IndexersMary Russell, ANZSIABC Radio National Book Show18 May 2010English14:49MP3Any$0.00
Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience: Preview EditionPeter MeyersO'Reilly Media5 Dec 2011EnglishkindleAny$0.00
The IndexerMaureen MacGlashan (ed)Society of IndexersApril 2006-EnglishPDF, HTMLAny$23.00/issue
State of the Textbook Indexing WorldSeth MaislinText and Academic Authors Association on blogtalkradio25 Aug 2010English29:27MP3Any$0.00
Website Indexes: visitors to content in two clicksJames A LambLulu Enterprises, Inc.April 2007EnglishiBooksiOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod$13.99
British Newspaper ArchiveBrightsolid and British Library1710-EnglishPDFAnyfrom £6.95 GBP/2 days
Internet ArchiveAmerican Libraries, Canadian Libraries, Universal Library, Community Texts, Project Gutenberg, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Children's Library, Additional Collections1900-EnglishEPUB, KindleEPUBReader, Kindle$0.00
Many BooksMany Books1900-EnglishEPUB, eReader, Fiction Book 2, HTML, iPod Notes, iSilo, Kindle, Mobipocket, MS lit, Newton, PalmDOC, PDF, Plain text, Plucker, Rocketbook, RTF, Sony Reader, TCR, zTXT, JARRelevant Reader$0.00
Open LibraryOpen Library1900-EnglishPDF, Plain text, DAISY, ePub, DjVu, MOBI, KindleRelevant Reader$0.00
Popular ClassicsAmazon1900-EnglishKindleKindle$0.00
Project GutenbergGreg Newbyibiblio.org1900-EnglishHTML, EPUB, Kindle, Plucker, QiOO Mobile, Plain textRelevant Reader$0.00
TroveNational Library of Australia1800-EnglishHTMLAny$0.00
Amazon Kindle X-Ray Demo
Laptop MagazineLaptop Magazine28 Sep 2011English2:55FlashAny$0.00
Words, Meaning, Context: Building an App from Bartlett's Familiar Quotations [Webinar]
Earley and AssociatesEarley and Associates9 Jan 2013English59:57FlashAny$0.00
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations App
Hachette Book GroupHachette Book Group9 Nov 2012English3:18FlashAny$0.00
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations AppBartlettHachette Book Group7 Nov 2012English?eBookiOS, Android, Nook?
Library of Congress Classification Presentation
Mica Hunter, Kristina Jacobs, Deborah Kauer and Sara LindenSara Linden23 Mar 2011English9:39FlashAny$0.00
We don't need indexes in ebooks, right?
Kevin BroccoliO'Reilly Media: Tools of Change for Publishing Conference21 Mar 2012English14:48FlashAny$0.00
Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)Australian National Botanic GardensAustralian National Botanic Gardens1991-2003EnglishHTML, imagesAny$0.00
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)1000-Englishvariousimages, videos, HTMLAny$0.00
eGold: Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia - a Nation's HeritageAustralian Dept of the Environment and Water Sources, Heritage Victoria, Heritage Council, University of Melbourne, Parks VictoriaAustralian Dept of the Environment and Water Sources, Heritage Victoria, Heritage Council, University of Melbourne, Parks Victoria1850-EnglishHTML, imagesAny$0.00
Electronic Plant Information Centre (ePIC)Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew UKRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew UK1700-Englishdatabase, images (HTML)Any$0.00
Flickr: The CommonsUS, Australian, Irish and UK public librariesFlickr1800s-EnglishPhotostream (JPEG)Any$0.00
Free eBooks: the ultimate guideFree Book NotesFree Book NotesEnglishAny$0.00
Pandora ArchiveNational Library of AustraliaNational Library of Australia1996-EnglishHTMLAny$0.00
ScOT (Schools Online Thesaurus)Education Services AustraliaEducation Services Australia2000-Englishdatabase, HTMLAny$0.00
Victorian Heritage DatabaseHeritage VictoriaHeritage Victoria1850-Englishdatabase, pictures (JPEG)Any$0.00