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How a Book Becomes an eBook and How an eBook Becomes Useful
Henry P. Vellandi
Founder and Chief Scientist, netLibrary, Inc.

There are many ways to achieve technical excellence. One is to concentrate innovation in a single focused area. Another is to innovate simultaneously in many areas and manage the convergence of existing cutting edge technologies into new and useful solutions. netLibrary has managed to bring together several cutting edge technologies and has created a few of its own to create the premier eBook solution for public, academic and corporate libraries, textbooks and portable consumer books. This talk will focus on the technology of creating an eBook, digital rights management, information discovery and document rendering and portability.

netLibrary is the leading distributor of eBooks to academic, public, K-12 and corporate libraries. Its PeanutPress division focuses on distribution of consumer eBooks for use on PDAs such as Palm Pilot and Pocket PC, and its MetaText division distributes college textbooks.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the presentation.

The Colorado Advanced Technology Series wants to introduce students at the University of Colorado to the technology leaders of local and national industries and help the leaders of those companies explain what their companies do and why they are great places to work. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming talks, subscribe to our CATS Mailing List.

The main event of CATS is a series of technical talks in the middle of each semester. In each seminar, a technical or business leader from a local or national company describes new or existing technical developments, the motivation for developing that technology and the corporate environment. Each seminar is followed by refreshments and a chance for students and industry representatives to mingle and talk. See CATS Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

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