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Francesca. Female. Nerd-à-porter. Italian. Web Designer. Front end/back end developer.

How Publishers Should Prepare for EPUB 3

By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid

The future of e-books is now.

The approval of a new coding language for e-books, developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), a global trade and standards organization for the promotion of electronic publishing, means that soon it will be a relatively simple matter for e-books to contain video, audio, dynamic content and all sorts of interactive features.

The catch? Many of the features of EPUB 3, as it’s called, can’t currently be rendered by most e-reading software. Meaning, if a book publisher created a new e-book using EPUB 3 to embed a Google map or a Twitter feed, the book wouldn’t work properly on most e-readers.

But that’s all about to change.

“2012 will be the year when retailers adopt EPUB 3,” said Bill McCoy, executive director of the IDPF.

For instance, Ingram Content Group, the country’s largest distributor of digital and physical books, said that its e-textbook reader, VitalSource Bookshelf, which is available as an application for the iPad, iPhone, Mac Windows, browsers, iOS clients, and Android in the near term, will begin to support EPUB 3 in April.

“VitalSource works with 200 education publishers, most of which are gearing up for EPUB 3,” said Rick Johnson, chief technology officer for VitalSource.

As more e-reader software supports more of EPUB 3, publishers need to prepare for changes in creative capabilities, workflow, hiring and, maybe most important of all, their relationship with booksellers.

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Article: eXist – An Introduction To Open Source Native XML Database

eXist – An Introduction To Open Source Native XML Database

I am going to introduce you to the open source, free (GNU LGPL license), native XML database eXist (www.exist-db-org)

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The Perfect Paragraph – Smashing UX Design

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The Elwood Viewer’s

The Elwood Viewer’s distinctive display of image and text is arranged in three panels. Interaction initiated by mousing over the text or image causes a dynamic highlighting of corresponding lines in the text and image panels as well as the presentation of a callout panel containing an enlarged image of each line as it becomes the focus of attention. Continued movement of the mouse over the text or the document image brings about a coordinated change in the highlighting of lines in the text and image panels as well as in the enlarged line image presented in the callout panel.

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Pubblicato da su dicembre 5, 2011 in evt


The European Library and Europeana

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Pubblicato da su novembre 29, 2011 in Digital Libraries


Virtual Keyboard

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Pubblicato da su novembre 24, 2011 in evt



Livingstone (with Zoomify)

The publication of Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary: A Multispectral Critical Edition reveals for the first time the original record of a remarkable and traumatic period in the life of David Livingstone, the celebrated British abolitionist, missionary, and explorer of Africa. The date of publication coincides almost exactly with the date Livingstone completed this diary in Central Africa 140 years ago. The original, previously unpublished text of the diary has remained inaccessible until now, due to the fragility of the paper and the near-illegible script. The David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project has restored the full text of the diary by using cutting-edge spectral imaging and processing technology, and now makes the diary available through this electronic edition.

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Pubblicato da su novembre 4, 2011 in evt


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