Books about hypertext (not to be annotated, as a whole):

» Hypertext: theory into practice. Ed. by Ray McAleese. Norwood, NJ: ABLEX, 1989.

Essays on hypertext, application, etc. From the UK - above citation is US publisher.

» Woodhead, Nigel. Hypertext and Hypermedia: Theory and Applications. Wilmslow, England: Sigma Press, 1990.

Textbook from UK.

» Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia. Ed. by Peter Brusilovsky, Alfred Kobsa, and Julita Vassileva. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer, 1998.

International perspective, more from a scientific background.

» Seyer, Philip. Understanding Hypertext: Concepts and Applications. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Windcrest, 1991.

Less formally written textbook.

Reading List:

Carlson, P. A. (1989) . Hypertext and intelligent interfaces for text retrieval. In Barrett, E. (Ed.) , The social construction of information. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Theodor Holm Nelson:
Computer Lib/Dream Machines
Literary Machines
A Cosmology for a Different Computer Universe: Data Model, Mechanisms, Virtual Machine and Visualization Infrastructure
The Future of Information (published in special addition, apparently not available)
Bibliography of Ted Nelson
Incomplete Ted Nelson CV
Commentary: Things to Come - The inventor of hypertext makes his forecasts on the future of computing and the human race.

Tools for organizing thoughts
Walter Benjamin — Arcades Project,
Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926. Edited by Marcus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard, 1996. (College Library: PT2603.B425 A14E 1996)
Henry Jenkins — Converging Culture
Don Norman — Design of Everyday Things, Things that Make us Smart(?), The Invisible Computer
Gregory Leazer — the "Work" (follow up on this)

Marshal McLuhan — Understanding Media

Micheal Joyce — (hyperfiction)
Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics. University of Michigan Press, 1994.

Bolter, J. and R. Grusin., Remediation: Understanding New Media, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.
Edward Tufte
Williams, Raymond. "David Hume: Reasoning and Experience." In Writing and Society, London: Verso, 1983.
Stoll, Clifford. Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway. New York: Doubleday, 1995. (YRL: QA76.9.C66 S88 1995)
Shipman, Frank M. and Marshall, Catherine C. Spatial Hypertext: An Alternative to Navigational and Semantic Links. ACM Computing Surveys 31(4), December 1999 <>.
Roy Rada's 1991 textbook "Hypertext: from Text to Expertext" <>.
Buckland, Michael. Emanuel Goldberg and His Knowledge Machine: Information, Invention, and Political Forces. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
see BF316.6 K66 1997 in Biomed Library
Barthes, Roland. 'From Work to Text." Textual Strategies: Readings in Poststructuralist Criticism. Ed. Josue Harari. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1979. pgs 73-81.
Heim, Michael. Electronic Language: a Philosophical Study of Word Processing. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.
Dillon, A., Designing Usable Electronic Text: Ergonomic Aspects of Human Information Usage, 2nd Edition, New York: CRC Press, 2004.
Dillon, A., C. McKnight, and J. Richardson. "Space — The Final Chapter or Why Physical Representations are not Semantic Intentions." Hypertext: A Psychological Perspective. Ed. C. McKnight, A. Dillon, and C. Richardson. New York: Ellis Horwood, 1993. 169-91.
Literacy online : the promise (and peril) of reading and writing with computers. Ed. Myron C. Tuman. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992. (YRL: LC149.5 .L58 1992)
Talmud as Hypertext

read, looked at, evaluated:

Levy, David M. Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age. New York : Arcade, 2001.

Wright, Alex. GLUT: Mastering Information Through the Ages. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008.

Nyce, James M. and Kahn, Paul.From Memex To Hypertext. Academic Press, 1991.
Landow, George P. Hypertext 3.0: Critical Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization. Boston, MA: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Victoria Vesna — Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow (0816641196, YRL: NX260.D38 2007)

Taylor, Arlene G. The Organization of Information. 2nd Ed. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.

Sellen, Abigail and Harper, Richard. The Myth of the Paperless Office. Cambridge, MT: MIT Press, 2002. (Management 1st floor: HF5521 .S43 2002)

Malcolm Gladwell — "Social Life of Paper: Looking for Method in the Mess" in The New Yorker 25 March 2002 (

Rayward, Boyd W.."Visions of Xanadu: Paul Otlet (1868-1944) and Hypertext". Journal of the American Society of Information Science, May 1994. <>.

Bush, Vannevar. "As We May Think". Atlantic Monthly, July 1945. <>.

Stuart Moulthrop — (hyperfiction, hypertext culture)

Walter Benjamin's Archive: Images, Texts, Signs. Ed. by Ursula Marx, Gudrun Schwarz, Micheal Schwarz, and Erdmut Wizisla. Trans. by Esther Leslie. London: Verso, 2007.

Steven Johnson — Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the way we Create and Communicate (YRL: T58.5 .J64 1997)

J. Conklin, Hypertext: An Introduction and Survey, IEEE Computer 20 (9), 1987. <>. (Managment 1st floor: TK 7885.A1 I5 v.15-23(1982-90) )

Bernstein, Mark, Bolter, J. David, Joyce, Michael, and Mylonas, Elli. "Architectures for Volatile Hypertext." Hypertext '91 Proceedings. San Antonio: Association for Computing Machinery, 1991.

Eastgate Systems Hypertext Bibliography

Bernstein, Mark, Bolter, J. David, Joyce, Michael, and Mylonas, Elli. "Architectures for Volatile Hypertext." Hypertext '91 Proceedings. San Antonio: Association for Computing Machinery, 1991. link

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