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The Trade and Standards Organization for the Digital Publishing Industry

The Trade and Standards Organization for the Digital Publishing Industry
The IDPF will hold a technical workshop on Sequential Art (Comics, Manga, Bandes dessinées, and new form) on March 26, 2014 in Paris, France, hosted by Cap Digital, and via web meeting. The goals of this international workshop are to inform IDPF members and other interested parties about the new features for fixed-layout EPUB that have been developed by the Advanced-Hybrid Layout (AHL) Working Group, to determine what gaps may still remain in EPUB relative to requirements for digital comics and manga (such as interactive cutscenes and other advanced inter- and intra-page transition effects), and to reach consensus of stakeholders on an action plan to address these gaps and ensure that EPUB is a complete foundation for rich, interactive digital comics and manga on a global basis. For more information on the event and how to participate, visit the event page at http://idpf.org/idpf-comics-manga-workshop-paris .

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Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: EPUB+WEB Our Vision Our vision for EPUB+WEB is that portable documents become fully native citizens of the Open Web Platform. In this vision, the current format- and workflow-level separation between offline/portable (EPUB) and online (Web) document publishing is diminished to zero. These are merely two dynamic manifestations of the same publication: content authored with online use as the primary mode can easily be saved by the user for offline reading in portable document form. Content authored primarily for use as a portable document can be put online, without any need for refactoring the content. Publishers can choose to utilize either or both of these publishing modes, and users can choose either or both of these consumption modes.

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School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books Debate over the pros and cons of implementing e-books into schools continues to be robust in publishing and educational circles. But most observers agree that e-books are here to stay—at least for the foreseeable future, which is the best anyone can predict in an era of technological advances. As a new academic year kicks off and more students than ever have access to e-books, we take a look at where the educational e-book market stands today and how those titles are being purchased and used by schools.

EPUB Publications 3.0 › 3.4 Package Document Definition All elements [XML] defined in this section are in the namespace [XMLNS] unless otherwise specified. › 3.4.1 The package Element The package element is the root container of the Package Document and encapsulates Publication metadata and resource information. Element Name package Open Ebooks Initiative Open Ebooks Initiative DPLA & Ebooks / Curation Corps / Ebooks Working Group / Open Ebooks Initiative The Open eBooks initiative was announced by President Obama at a ConnectED event that was held at Anacostia Library in Washington, DC on April 30, 2015. Open eBooks is a partnership between three existing nonprofits (New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America, and First Book), with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and was made possible by the generous commitments of publishers. Open eBooks adds to existing efforts to help kids develop a love of reading and discovery by making eBooks available to children and youth from low-income families. About the Open Ebooks Initiative

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