CloudBooks: An Infrastructure for Reading on Multiple Devices

  • Jennifer Pearson
  • George Buchanan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6966)


The use of light, portable devices such as iPads whose reading angle is readily changed is radically different to reading on a desktop or laptop. However, it would be naive to view this as mere evolution. Rather, such devices permit reading activity to more closely mirror paper. A light, keyboardless device can be used in many different locations and orientations. This paper reports an infrastructure for supporting reading on multiple slate devices using a single cloud-based system to provide for numerous configurations.


Slate PCs Collaboration Digital Reading Annotation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Pearson
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  • George Buchanan
    • 1
  1. 1.FIT LabSwansea UniversityUK

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