You want the Extensible Text Framework: http://xtf.cdlib.org/ . The California Digital Library and others have used it for publishing books on the web for years.
On Sep 8, 2011, at 11:22 AM, Yitzchak Schaffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Can anyone suggest projects or general approaches for providing access to digitized books on the web? We're not interested in CONTENTdm, Greenstone has worked for us in the past but will not work for our ongoing projects.
> I don't have real experience with DSpace and such repository products, but they seemed ill-suited for this purpose when I've examined them in the past. Omeka (at last evaluation) is not compatible with hierarchic objects (like books).
> I am rather amazed that I have not been able to find any FOSS dedicated to this. I am currently favoring the idea of creating a web app using a decent framework (symfony2) designed for this purpose (web presentation of hierarchic text-based entities).
> Many thanks,
> Yitzchak Schaffer
> Systems Manager
> Touro College Libraries
> 212.742.8770 ext. 2432