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[IDEA] An eBook manager for Emacs

From: Leon
Subject: [IDEA] An eBook manager for Emacs
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 14:42:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Dear all,

In the digital age, eBooks are becoming more and more popular. Some of
us may have a few hundreds of ebooks stored in the computer but yet an
efficient method of using them.

A google search shows there is no ready to use ebook catalog package
for emacs. However it is a nice one to have and it seems not very hard
to implement. Therefore, I put the idea here to attract contribution
from elisp gurus.

I imagine the interface will be quite similar to bbdb but instead of
contacts it's books.

Function one:
   Retrieve book information from website such as amazon using ISBN.

Function two:
   For example a book: "Lie group actions in complex analysis"   
   Can be tagged "Lie groups::Complex manifolds"

Function three:
   Local copy info.
   Store a link to a copy in local machine which will be used to open
   the ebooks.

BTW, some applications[1] are using xml to store the book data.

Thank you for your time.



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