Lectores de documentos electrónicos

Monteoliva, Eloísa and Pérez-Ortiz, Carlos and Repiso, Rafael Lectores de documentos electrónicos. El profesional de la información, 2008, vol. 17, n. 4, pp. 396-402. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This is both a historical overview of reader devices of electronic documents and a description of the current technology characterized by the so called “electronic paper”. Gyricon technologies are analysed as well as the electrophoretic screens and devices that use the electrowetting principle. A wide variety of file formats compatible with the different kinds of reader devices are shown, as well as the problems derived from reader incompatibility. The more outstanding models available in the market and their services are also described. A reflection is proposed about the different usages and their effectiveness, document dissemination, and the expectations that the e-readers have created regarding future development. Nowadays these devices make the reading of electronic documents easier and more comfortable.

Spanish abstract

Se repasa la evolución histórica de los dispositivos lectores de documentos electrónicos (EReaders), y se describen las tecnologías del llamado papel electrónico. Se analizan el Gyricon, las pantallas electroforéticas y las que utilizan el principio de electrohumedecimiento. Se presenta la variedad de formatos de archivo compatibles con los distintos dispositivos, así como los problemas que generan. Se describen los principales modelos disponibles en el mercado y sus prestaciones, y se invita a la reflexión sobre su uso y efectividad, la difusión de documentos, así como sobre las expectativas creadas por los e-lectores que, a día de hoy, ya hacen posible la lectura ágil y cómoda de documentos electrónicos.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Ebook, Digital library, Electronic document; Electronic ink, Reading, Kindle, Hanlin, Libro electrónico, Biblioteca digital, EReader, E-Book, Documento electrónico, Tinta electrónica, Lectura.
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
Depositing user: Vicent Falomir Delcampo
Date deposited: 15 Jun 2013 20:41
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19484


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