An exploratory mapping strategy for web-driven magazines

Fabio Giannetti
2008 Proceeding of the eighth ACM symposium on Document engineering - DocEng '08  
There will always (I hope) be print books, but just as the advent of photography changed the role of painting or film changed the role of theater in our culture, electronic publishing is changing the world of print media. To look for a one-to-one transposition to the new medium is to miss the future until it has passed you by." -Tim O'Reilly [1]. It is not hard to envisage that publishers will leverage subscribers' information, interest groups' shared knowledge and others sources to enhance
more » ... r publications. While this enhances the value of the publication through more accurate and personalized content, it also brings a new set of challenges to the publisher. Content is now driven by web and in a truly automated system no designer "re-touch" intervention can be envisaged. The paper introduces an exploratory mapping strategy to allocate web driven content in a highly graphical publication like a traditional magazine. Two major aspects of the mapping are covered, which enables different level of flexibility and addresses different content flowing strategies. The last contribution is an evaluation of existing standards, which potentially can leverage this work to incorporate more flexible mapping, and subsequently, composition capabilities.
doi:10.1145/1410140.1410188 dblp:conf/doceng/Giannetti08 fatcat:ala2szeprvgafgoz57aiieuqje