I've been working in isolation for a while on a book viewer, now soft launched at http://bcbib.library.ubc.ca . It is a tiling viewer like Diva, with some attempts at making it iPad-friendly. The site uses a CONTENTdm + ElasticSearch backend, but the viewer itself is agnostic about that stuff as long as the data server can speak its language (supply in-book search results, and provide tiles for a given document/page/x/y/scale/rotation). I'm a bit distracted on a different project now, but I wouldn't mind sharing the code as it is, if you're interested in adapting it.
On Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:50:51 -0800, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>We have a few digitized books, (some of them are old -- we're talking 500
>years). Sizes are all over the place but the big ones are easily the size
>of a large briefcase.
>We want to make these works more accessible/usable and there's some demand
>to make them available for tablets. What experience do people have with
>stuff like that, and what software/services/methods do you recommend?
>Source files are 600 dpi uncompressed tiffs so they're pretty big and
>there's nothing special about a book being over 10GB in size. Thanks,