Book Server v 0.01 -- offline reading with a Sheeva Plug & Pathagar server

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Book Server v 0.01 -- offline reading with a Sheeva Plug & Pathagar server

Samuel Klein
Dear library lovers,

There has been some recent work on making archives of digital works easier to use and share, both online and offline.  The OPDS 'book server' standard for sharing an archive of books (and other media) has grown up, and has many programs and apps that support it.  Some OLPC hackers have developed a simple implementation of it, called Pathagar (thanks, Sayamindu!).  And Uruguay may soon be implementing a bookserver on all of their school servers.

Recently Sameer Verma of OLPC-SF has set up a bookserver build that he's deploying as a standalone appliance in a small school in India with computers for their children:

http://blog.laptop.org/2011/10/28/book-server-01/

Contributions to Pathagar and bookreading clients like Get Books, and contributions of archives and book suggestions, are both welcome.  We'll be using this list for related discussions in the coming weeks.

Sam.
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Manuel Quiñones-2
Hi, I just joined the list.

I'm all to make Pathagar better and ready to use in deployments.

Sam, can you expand on your comment in the blog: "allow the reader to
set how many books to show per page" ?  Something like
&books-per-page=20 in the url should suffice?  I think this should be
set in the form query, don't want to bother with accounts.

Cheers,

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Samuel Klein
Hello Manuel, welcome and thanks for your work on Pathagar!

Yes, that sounds like a good simple solution.  With a little slider/selection letting people change the # viewed per page.  

Sam.

2011/11/1 Manuel Quiñones <[hidden email]>
Hi, I just joined the list.

I'm all to make Pathagar better and ready to use in deployments.

Sam, can you expand on your comment in the blog: "allow the reader to
set how many books to show per page" ?  Something like
&books-per-page=20 in the url should suffice?  I think this should be
set in the form query, don't want to bother with accounts.

Cheers,

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