Apps: a new medium for non-fiction innovation

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Allen, Catherine;
(2015)
  • Publisher: UKSG in association with Ubiquity Press
  • Journal: Insights: the UKSG journal (issn: 2048-7754, eissn: 2048-7754)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1629/uksg.241
  • Subject: Computer Science, Publishing Studies, Media Studies. Inspiration from Theatre and Performance Studies | apps, innovation, non-fiction, ubiquitous computing, mobile | Z | Bibliography. Library science. Information resources
    acm: ComputingMilieux_GENERAL | ComputerSystemsOrganization_COMPUTERSYSTEMIMPLEMENTATION

Apps are now a dominant content medium: in the US people spend more time on apps than they do watching TV. Non-fiction content is being avidly consumed on mobile devices, but in a completely different way to the book model. This article explores three strands of potenti... View more
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