Bookmark or Webmark?

Hugh McGuire’s article in Contents Magazine is a useful recapitulation of the argument for “Books in the Browser,” a concept that has its own conference.   McGuire appears in an outstanding list of speakers for the conference on 24-26 October 2012.  Take a look:

Kat Meyer (O’Reilly Media), Peter Brantley (Internet Archive). Introduction and Welcome.

Craig Mod – Why aren’t you publishing on Facebook?
Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners) – The library within us.

Adam Witwer (O’Reilly Media) – We’ve got the tools. Let’s start using them.
John Maxwell (Simon Fraser Univ.) – The Webby Future of Structured Markup: Not Your Father’s XML.
Laura Dawson (Bowker) – When a book is not a book.

Ricky Wong, Feng Hu (MobNotate) – Enabling Discovery through linking
Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks) – Authoring for Discoverability.
Kassia Krozser (Booksquare) – What Do Readers Want? Books! How Do They Want Them? Every Way Possible!.

Michael Tamblyn (Kobo Books) – /data lessons/
Chris Conley (ACLU) – Digital Books and dotRights.

Anna Lewis (ValoBox) – Books in browsers … what next?
Henrik Berggren (Readmill) – Learnings from a year of building a service for readers.
Peter Collingridge (Enhanced Editions) – Failure is an option.

Stefanie Syman (The Atavist) – The Reader Experience.
Pablo Defendini (Safari Books Online) – Reading on the big screen.

Mary Lou Jepson (Pixel Qi). Overworked Eyes: How can screens be easier on the eyes?

Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren (Safari Books Online) – The self-publishing book.
Maureen Evans and Blaine Cook (Poeti.ca) – Dear Editor: conversation in an electronic age.

Bill McCoy (IDPF) – Teaching the browser EPUB 3 (and learning on the way).
Havi Hoffman (Mozilla) – PDF in the browser.
Liz Castro (Pgs, Gourds, & Wikis) – Zen* and the art of the modular book.

Nancy Ruenzel (Peachpit Press) – Lessons from the ebook foundry.
Ron Hogan (Beatrice) – Beatrice: My foray into self-publishing.
Kate Pullinger (author) – Having My Cake.

Matt MacInnis (Inkling) – The Death of the Ten Dollar Text File
Masaaki Hagino (Voyager Japan) – Enhancement of the Book.
Ron Martinez (Aerbook) – Books in Clouds.

Adam Hyde (FLOSS Manuals) – Social Book Production.
Tobias Green (Playlab London) – The Written World.

Matthew Cavnar (Vook) – Across devices.
Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch) – You’ve picked an authoring plaform. Now what?
Kevin Franco (Enthrill) – Endpaper Engine.

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