Geoforum.com can offer - in partnership with the company
eLib - the latest in e-publishing
almost all information is available in electronic format.
Geoforum uses the latest e-publishing technology to create
electronic publications, which can be downloaded from the
Internet. E-publishing is specially suited for technical and
business information, such as handbooks, texts, membership
directories, course notes and conference proceedings.
has developed, in cooperation with eLib, a comprehensive solution
for preparing, editing and publishing text and images or drawings
in electronic format. An eBook has many useful functions,
which become particularly important when accessed on the Internet:
links to web sites
dictionary and glossary
personal settings and adapted display
from the Internet
important advantage of eBooks is that they can be downloaded
from the Internet directly into a PC or handheld computer.
All transactions are monitored and registered in a database,
which creates an important link between the reader and the
publisher and/or author. It is thus easy to establish and
maintain contact with readers, to distribute updates or inform
about related information. E-publications can be provided
with advertisements or other supplementary information.
interface of an eBook.
transaction (downloading) is encrypted and access to the contents
can be restricted by the publisher according to different
number of copies that can be downloaded
loan function (with time limit)
full copy protection
Advantages of eBooks
High Capacity. A handheld computer can store
many e-books, on a conventional PC several hundred copies!
You can take along all publications on your portable computer
or handheld computer. Publications can also be downloaded,
wherever you have access to the Internet.
needed information. eBooks offer completely new possibilities
to quickly find information thanks to powerful search functions.
In addition, it is possible to link from the eBook to other
information sources on the Internet - an indispensable tool
for all professionals!
It is possible to include in an e-publication your own comments,
underline or emphasise text or make drawings, which help you
and other readers.
Text Size. The font of an e-publication can be adjusted
to specific requirements, for instance to accommodate reading
for people with weak sight.
Print just those pages of a book which you need at a given
time. Avoid carrying heavy books or conference proceedings