Electronic Books: A new genre of content management

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Abstract

Presents the need for, overview of Content Management (CM), expected functionality from a generic CM solution and a framework for CM. Highlights the critical successful factors and market predictions enabling ebook as the new genre of CM. Defines ebook and discusses its genesis, implementations, advantages and disadvantages, technologies hardware, software and management software, evaluation of ebook constituents, impact on content/publishing industry, librarians/information professionals and libraries/information centers and DRM, standards, ebook publishers and their business models. Concludes that the success and failure of ebooks depends not only on acceptance by users, but also on the content industrys ability to view beyond traditional business models and recognizes that ebooks could be a new genre of CM.

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  • Siriginidi Subba Rao

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