[Note: This feature was introduced with the v6.3 8/2010 release]
About the New BookReader
The new BookReader integrates the discovery and display of compound objects such as books, manuscripts, and newspapers in LUNA. You can search inside a BookReader object, turn its pages, and zoom into the text. But you can also add whole books and/or individual pages to your Active Media Group and pages can be used in Slide Shows and presentations.
In addition to descriptive data, BookReader objects are indexed for full text searching.
Browsing BookReader Objects
As with other media in LUNA, you can browse BookReader objects in the Thumbnail View. Below is a search result with both images and BookReader objects. The BookReader objects have a small pink book icon in the lower right corner of their thumbnail.
Viewing BookReader Objects
There are several ways to view BookReader objects in LUNA:
Detail View: Simply click on a BookReader object once to view it in the Detail View- just like with all other media in LUNA. Once in the Detail View you can view the full catalog data for the object, turn its pages, and search inside the book.
Full View: From the Detail View, click on "Open Book in Full View". This will open the object with the pages of the book presented in a vertical thumbnail panel. The thumbnail panel lets you quickly jump to any page of the book, and add any page to your Active Media Group:
Thumbnails: Viewing BookReader objects as a page of thumbnails is a good way to quickly see all the pages of the book and to add pages to your Active Media Group:
Adding BookReader Objects to Media Groups
You can add a BookReader object to your Active Media Group by clicking on the "Add to my Active Media Group" icon in the upper right corner of the thumbnail for the BookReader object, or in the Detail View.
Adding Pages from BookReader Objects to Media Groups
You can add individual pages from a BookReader to your Active Media group from either the Full View or the Book Thumbnail view.
Adding Pages from BookReader Objects to the LUNA Workspace
Once a page has been added to an Active Media Group it can then be viewed in that Media Group and then added to the LUNA Workspace.