Screen shot 2010-10-22 at 11.13.07 AM.pngYesterday, the Internet Archive and more specifically, the Open Library, posted a few photos of a new reading desk (aka Reading Desk 2.0) that includes the IA BookReader. Included in the set of photos is a pictire of IA Founder, Brewster Kahle, using the IA BookReader at Reading Desk 2.0.

For those of you who want the tech specs of what you’re seeing in the photos:

Hardware: HP L2105tm multitouch monitor, connected to laptops running Windows 7 with the HP touchscreen drivers.

Software: The Internet Archive BookReader (with mang’s new multitouch support code) running in Firefox 4 beta 6 for multitouch support.

The BookReader code is open source and available at: More here including how to use it with books available via the Open Library.

Today, at the Books in Browsers Conference underway at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, Michael Ang gave a presentation about the new multitouch support code he developed for the BookReader.

Several pages of pics of the IA BookReader (and other tools) using Ang’s new software are available here. Want to look at the material in other formats? No problem.

Congrats to Michael Ang and the IA.

Source: OpenLibrary (via Twitter)

Matt Bernius has done us a favor and submitted the Books in Browsers hashtag (#bib20) to the Twapper Keeper tweet archiving service that will allow the FREE service to build a permanent archive of tweets from the event.

Books in Browsers 2010 began today at the Internet Archive in San Francisco and will conclude tomorrow afternoon.

The TwapperKeeper Books in Browsers tweet archive is accessible here.

Tweets can also be downloaded for offline use (or local archiving) as an Excel spreadsheet. Look for another export and download option above (and to the right) of the first tweet.

Summize provides a continuously updated set of stats about the tweets in the TwapperKeeper archive. For example, Top 10 tweeted hashtags; Top 10 tweeted URLs; Top Twitterers; and much more.

Finally, below each tweet in the archive look for the “tweet details” link. Here you’ll find info about each tweet and Twitter user. For example, for some tweets you can learn what Twitter client (including the Twitter web version) was used.

Sources: TwapperKeeper, Internet Archive


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