« EZoomBook » (eZB) refers both to a type of enriched eBook, and to the technology that is used to create the actual digital books. The « aPlace4U » project aims at designing eZB prototypes for literary tourism.
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In a nutshell, « eZoomBook » is a neologism coined from the words « eBook » and « Zoom ».
eZoomBooks are multilayered, digital enriched books in epub format.
How it all started
The eZB technology was originally designed by Centrale Nantes researchers with a pedagogical aim. Wishing to promote student reading, they created a medium which made it possible to browse literary texts through multiple levels of content – the so-called « layers ».
This system enabled the teachers to augment the original chapters with their abbreviated versions, which usually include a summary of the story with selected quotations. These quotations are redirected via hyperlinks to their original location in the full text of the corresponding chapter, hence the notion of « zooming » in and out the text, as the reader is invited to dive progressively into the details of the story. Continuer la lecture de About eZoomBook