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Communicating Mathematics in the Digital Era

J. M. Borwein, E. M. Rocha, and J. F. Rodrigues, editors
A K Peters
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[Reviewed by
Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
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What 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 is a researcher at IMPA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His main interests are numerical methods in computer graphics, but he remains an algebraist at heart. He is also one of the designers of the Lua language.

1 Electronic Publishing and Digital Libraries

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

The Digital Downside
by J. Ewing

Implementing Electronic Access for an Independent Journal
by K. Kaiser

Toward a Digital Mathematics Library?
by T. Bouche

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

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

Digital Libraries and the Rebirth of Printed Journals
by J. Borbinha

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

2 Technology Enhancements for Disseminating Mathematics

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

Digitally Enhanced Documents
by K. Kanev and N. Mirenkov and N. Kamiya

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

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

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

From Parametrized Graphics to Interactive Illustrations
by M. Kraus

3 Educational and Cultural Frameworks 

Reaching Mathematical Audiences across All Levels
by T. Banchoff

Toward Autonomous Learners of Mathematics
by Olga Caprotti and Mika Seppala and Sebastian Xambo

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

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

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

A List of C2C Past Talks

B Guidelines for Managing a Distributed Seminar

C Curriculum Guideline and Mathtext Example


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