Nashville Riverboat

2010 Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference

October 28 to 31, 2010 - Nashville Tennessee

Workshop Presentation

E-book Publishing with Open Source Software

Michael Smith
High Point University

Academic materials are commonly published electronically in pdf format. Since few people enjoy reading materials on a standard computer screen, most either print papers out or they download the pdfs to e-book readers or tablets, which offer a more natural reading experience. However, the pdf format was not intended for displaying articles on such small screens. Difficulties with font sizes, pagination and graphics may render pdf files difficult to read on these portable devices. In this workshop, I will demonstrate the capabilities of two open source systems that, together, make is easier for us to publish and manage papers in several standard e-book formats. The resulting files can be more easily read and managed on common e-book readers such as Kindle and Nook.

Audience members will become familiar with how to publish student materials and papers in standard e-book formats using open source software.

Targeted Attendees:
People who are interested in publishing materials as e-books that can be read on common equipment such as the Kindle and Nook.

Recommended Citation: Smith, M., (2010). "E-book Publishing with Open Source Software", The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.27 n.1469, Nashville, TN.