Month: September 2014

I just stumbled (thanks to RR) over Arena for Books. This is a design challenge with the task to …

“Develop future­oriented and viable ideas for the physical presentation of digital publishing products and services in bookstores and at trade fairs.” Source: http://arenaforbooks.jovoto.com/

… by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) and others. Between all the ideas are various interesting approaches of digital shelves such as the Bookshelf 2.0:

 

Update: Now I realized that the Bookshelf 2.0 is the winner of the challenge. Buchreport published an article about it.

I added some screenshots of the current html5 version of the Blended Shelf. This is work in progress. A lot of features are still missing and the final product may look differently. The technological base is VuFind and a lot of html5, css3 and js.

One of the new screenshots - Rotating the shelf...

One of the new screenshots – Rotating the shelf…

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