Virtual Home Library System—— Let every Chinese family having their own libraries
Bin WU, Shu SONG, Jianxiang CAO, Wen RU
DOI: 10.4236/iim.2009.11009   PDF         4,758 Downloads   8,629 Views   Citations


Virtual Home Library (VHL) is an integrated IT system that utilizes virtual reality technology and an IPTV set-top box (STB) to virtually construct a ‘library’ and the relevant reading environment on televisions in people’s home. Unlike the online e-book reading applications, Virtual Home Library can be applied on televisions – the world’s most convenient and most efficient communication tool. Providing extended digital library services, it will be a perfect group reading utility for family readers. The system has been investigated by a joint research team formed by the National Library of China and the Communication University of China, collaborating with a Chinese IPTV equipment manufacturer. This paper presents some preliminary investigations of the VHL system performed by the research team.

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B. WU, S. SONG, J. CAO and W. RU, "Virtual Home Library System—— Let every Chinese family having their own libraries," Intelligent Information Management, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2009, pp. 50-55. doi: 10.4236/iim.2009.11009.

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