Interactive Paper as a Reading Medium in Digital Libraries

  • Moira C. Norrie
  • Beat Signer
  • Nadir Weibel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5173)


In digital libraries, much of the reading activity is still done on printed copies of documents. We show how digital pen and paper technologies can be used to support readers by automatically creating interactive paper versions of digital documents during the printing process that enable users to activate embedded hyperlinks to other documents and services from printed versions. The approach uses a special printer driver that allows information about hyperlinks to be extracted and stored at print time. Users can then activate hyperlinks in the printed document with a digital pen.


Digital Library Printing Process Portable Document Format Paper Document Target Address 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moira C. Norrie
    • 1
  • Beat Signer
    • 1
  • Nadir Weibel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information SystemsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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