Monday, August 11, 2014

Projects: Codename Ebrary on the Neo Network

Projects: Codename Ebrary on the Neo Network
XJ Randall
01:26 EST

Since I was a kid, I've always liked to hang out at the library to study. The collection of information was something that motivated me to make my own collection (I don't know, I'm drawn to collecting information). This is where this idea gets its inspiration.

■ Project Codename Ebrary.

1. Project Ebrary (or XJ Corps Personal Internet Social Library) is a way to make a collection of informational pieces, whether it be in text format, html, graphics, tweets, or other online posts so that the user can look at them and share them in an aesthetic way.

2. Project Ebrary is a social network for the sharing of personal libraries of content found online, mostly in text format (but not limited to text).

3. With Project Ebrary the user makes his own personal library of online content and shares it to the world.

4. Project Ebrary allows for the ease of access to groupings, or 'libraries', of online files of similar content that would otherwise be spread apart in search engine queries.

■ Uses.

In addition to being used as a personal library that is shown to the public, Ebrary can also be used to showcase personal textual content, such as a blog, or graphical content similar to a photo collection.

■ How it works.

Ebrary would be a mix between 3D and 2D HTML5. That means it looks like a mix between 3D and 2D content (like a 3D book shelf but 2D text files). Ebrary allows the text from the web address to be automatically transfered to the file that is saved in a user's personal library. An initial  'library' can consist of text data or images, while a secondary library is for 3D content. The user would also have the possibility to sell their library with a preview of selected files first to determine whether another user wants to buy the whole collection. The user would not be buying the information, they would be buying the time spent to find the information and put it together. If the user permits, the user's library can be downloaded (with limits).

Ebrary has the possibility to run on the XJ Corps Neo Network design. Because of this, a non-paying user's library would only be showcased when the user is logged on to the network. This means that demand for a library would be shown live. When the non-paying user logs off of the network, the library is also taken off-line. However, paying users get to determine how long and at what times their library is showcased to the world. Paying users also get the advantage of having a reference file to their personal library always available for other users to make requests to see the collection (sort of like an ad), whether they are logged on or off. Non-paying users are only available in search when they are logged on. When a paying user logs back on to the network they can see how many requests they have to determine the demand of the collection and react accordingly.

Each user will have a graphical user interface to be able to edit files in their library. All files not personally created will be linked back to the source, online.

■ Other Uses.

A user can use Ebrary as a way to get funds or charge for tutorials the user personally created.


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