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Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eileen Kessler Nov 13, 2012. 10 Replies

Does anyone know of a cost efficient service or technology creates mobile friendly and/eBook versions of 500MB gov pdfs? We at Firescience.gov…Continue

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Eileen Kessler replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"Hi, Marjie, I am replying to this a bit late. Another way to go is to create an APP for your organization that would house your pubs on the iTunes and Android store. My company, a local design firm, is helping agencies transfer their pubs to a…"
Nov 13, 2012
Marjie Brown replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"Thanks Robert. This is very helpful. I think that in a perfect world it's the .epub and .mobi that we are after since so much of our audience is out in the field and away from desks for the next 6 months (fire season). Here is an…"
May 22, 2012
Jeff Brooke replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"I believe that both GPO and GSA offer e-publishing services. ~Jeff"
May 17, 2012
Marjie Brown replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"Hi Andrew - yes - ironically (See me looking down at my watch tapping my foot impatiently...;). I think our stuff would get completely lost in all that.  I'll see if the BLM will allow access to scribd and then try creating a…"
May 16, 2012
Andrew Krzmarzick replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"Hi Marjie - I think GPO is making a push toward digital books (ironically): http://govbooktalk.gpo.gov/category/government-printing-office/"
May 16, 2012
Marjie Brown replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"I'll check it out! Thank you Joe! If it's as easy as issuu.com and gov agencies are already using it this might be the ticket. "
May 16, 2012
Marjie Brown replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"The regional BLM office in Denver has some but not all of them in InDesign - somewhere. The woman who is in charge of all that is already so swamped that I'm the one gathering graphics and photos for her annual reports and such.  It's…"
May 16, 2012
Joe Flood replied to Marjie Brown's discussion 'Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications'
"How about scribd? You can upload and share PDF files. Government agencies, like the FCC, are already using it."
May 16, 2012
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Creating Mobile/eBook Versions of Large Govt Publications

Does anyone know of a cost efficient service or technology creates mobile friendly and/eBook versions of 500MB gov pdfs? We at Firescience.gov have a large collection of federally funded research syntheses loaded with vital information for wildland fire managers, but they're only available in print or in humongous, cumbersome pdfs.We loved the affordability,quality,interface and function of uploading them to…See More
May 15, 2012
Marjie Brown commented on Lauren Modeen's blog post 'New Facebook Timeline is Coming Your Way: Are You Ready?'
"Yes Carol - we've been frustrated by the map zoom issue too. We'll probably get rid of it. Re: Photos - I've heard that same sentiment from others as well. Why do they make that photo tab mandatory and uneditable? Also  - does…"
Apr 2, 2012
Marjie Brown commented on Lauren Modeen's blog post 'New Facebook Timeline is Coming Your Way: Are You Ready?'
"Wow. This is exactly what I needed. I've been sort of dreading this change. This makes it all seem manageable and even exciting. Thanks!"
Mar 29, 2012
Marjie Brown liked Lauren Modeen's blog post 'New Facebook Timeline is Coming Your Way: Are You Ready?'
Mar 29, 2012
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Mar 16, 2012
Marjie Brown commented on Gadi Ben-Yehuda's blog post 'Overcoming Obstacles to Social Media Use in Government'
"Ugh. Where to begin. I agree wholeheartedly with Deb and Valerie. Now that I see all of these often heard perspectives all lined up, it seems that all of them circle back to the control issue. "We can't control it". I work in the…"
Mar 16, 2012
Joseph Anthony Colvin left a comment for Marjie Brown
"Hi Marjie,   Thank you for. There are some interesting outlet."
Feb 24, 2012
Marjie Brown replied to Emily Landsman's discussion 'Weekend social media slow down'
"I haven't created a separate FB profile, but I intend too. I think it will be essential eventually. I currently have separate personal and professional Twitter accounts. For now this works well for me because Twitter is 'low…"
Feb 22, 2012

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Firescience.gov
What Best Describes Your Role?
Communications
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BA, Communications, Western State College of Colorado.
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I work for the government because:
Government is for all of us. I love implementing communications strategies to help assure this.
My favorite public servant is:
wildland firefighters

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At 4:12pm on February 24, 2012, Joseph Anthony Colvin said…

Hi Marjie,

  Thank you for. There are some interesting outlet.

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