Communicating Mathematics in the Digital Era

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The digital era has dramatically changed the ways that researchers search, produce, publish, and disseminate their scientific work. These processes are still rapidly evolving due to improvements in information science, new achievements in computer science technologies, and initiatives such as DML and open access journals, digitization projects, scientific reference catalogs, and digital repositories. These changes have prompted many mathematicians to play an active part in the developments of the digital era, and have led mathematicians to promote and discuss new ideas with colleagues from other fields, such as technology developers and publishers. This book is a collection of contributions by key leaders in the field, offering the paradigms and mechanisms for producing, searching, and exploiting scientific and technical scholarship in mathematics in the digital era.

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" is the impact of the internet in mathematics? How does one preserve mathematical literature in digital form so that it will be available to present and future generations? Can it be made cost-free for readers? Do we still need hardcopies of papers? What is the future of journals? These are important questions that not only administrators and librarians but also mathematicians have to address in our digital era. Although the articles collected in this book do not offer definite answers to those questions, they do raise several important and interesting points and describe some avenues that should be (and have been) explored. The articles in the first part of the book are especially relevant to those involved in making decisions about libraries and journal subscriptions."" -Luiz Henrique De Figueiredo, MAA Reviews, February 2009

Newsletter_0609.pdf ""[This book] starts with some historical facts on digital publishing, together with a survey of the effort to convert existing classical sources to a digital form. It also contains examples of drawbacks of electronic publishing and comments on the influence of big specialised companies on the publishing of mathematical journals. It is very interesting to learn the experience from the French NUMDAM project or to read about the present state of the EMIS."" -Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society , June 2009

""This book is a collection of thought-provoking essays and reports on a number of such projects discussing the paradigms and offering mechanisms for producing, searching, and exploiting scientific and technical scholarship in mathematics in the digital era."" -L'Enseignement Mathematique, August 2009

""I can recommend the book to libraries of universities and institutions that plan to issue or join digitalisation projects. Any such project could be prepared on a better level if it is based on the experience of others."" -EMS Newsletter, June 2009"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568814100
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/26/2008
  • Pages: 325
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Electronic Publishing and Digital Libraries 1

Disseminating and Preserving Mathematical Knowledge E. M. Rocha Rocha, E. M. J. F. Rodrigues Rodrigues, J. F. 3

The Digital Downside J. Ewing Ewing, J. 23

Implementing Electronic Access for an Independent Journal K. Kaiser Kaiser, K. 31

Toward a Digital Mathematics Library? T. Bouche Bouche, T. 47

The DML-CZ Project: Objectives and First Steps M. Bartosek Bartosek, M. M. Lhotak Lhotak, M. J. Rakosnik Rakosnik, J. P. Sojka Sojka, P. M. Sarfy Sarfy, M. 75

The DML-E Digitization Project and Related Topics E. Macias-Virgos Macias-Virgos, E. 87

Digital Libraries and the Rebirth of Printed Journals J. Borbinha Borbinha, J. 97

A Digital Library Framework for the University of Aveiro M. Fernandes Fernandes, M. P. Almeida Almeida, P. J. A. Martins Martins, J. A. J. S. Pinto Pinto, J. S. 111

2 Technology Enhancements for Disseminating Mathematics 125

Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Seminar: Background, History, and Practice J. Borwein Borwein, J. V. Jungic Jungic, V. D. Langstroth Langstroth, D. M. Macklem Macklem, M. S. Wilson Wilson, S. 127

Digitally Enhanced Documents K. Kanev Kanev, K. N. Mirenkov Mirenkov, N. N. Kamiya Kamiya, N. 141

Speech and Tactile Assistive Technologies C. Bernareggi Bernareggi, C. V. Brigatti Brigatti, V. D. Campanozzi Campanozzi, D. A. Messini Messini, A. 157

On the Conversion between Content MathML and OpenMath C. M. So So, C. M. S. M. Watt Watt, S. M. 169

XML-Based Format for Geometry P. Quaresma Quaresma, P. P. Janicic Janicic, P. J. Tomasevic Tomasevic, J. M. V.-Janicic -Janicic, M. V. D. Tosic Tosic, D. 183

From Parametrized Graphics to Interactive Illustrations M. Kraus Kraus, M. 199

3Educational and Cultural Frameworks 213

Reaching Mathematical Audiences across All Levels T. Banchoff Banchoff, T. 215

Toward Autonomous Learners of Mathematics Olga Caprotti Caprotti, Olga Mika Seppala Seppala, Mika Sebastian Xambo Xambo, Sebastian 225

The IntBook Concept as an Adaptive Web Environment A. Breda Breda, A. T. Parreira Parreira, T. E. M. Rocha Rocha, E. M. 239

An Educational Environment Based on Ontology K. Sugita Sugita, K. T. Goto Goto, T. T. Yaku Yaku, T. K. Tsuchida Tsuchida, K. 255

Art and Mathematics M. Francaviglia Francaviglia, M. M. G. Lorenzi Lorenzi, M. G. P. Pantano Pantano, P. 265

A List of C2C Past Talks 279

B Guidelines for Managing a Distributed Seminar 281

C Curriculum Guideline and Mathtext Example 295

Bibliography 299

List of URLs 313

Contributors 319

Index 323

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