The devil is in the details: indexes versus Amazon's X-Ray
Abstract:The X-Ray feature available on new editions of Amazon's ereaders could be viewed as a replacement for an index. Comparisons of the details available to readers in X-Ray and in a traditional index show that X-Ray is missing a lot of valuable information, and does not show us, as Amazon claims, 'the bones of the book.'
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-03-01
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