2016년 1월 IDPF 소식

전자책 출판정보 2016.01.07 12:16

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New Year's Greetings from IDPF  

2015 was a watershed for both the IDPF and the EPUB standard. The momentum behind the adoption of EPUB 3 has continued to build, as evidenced by the growing repository of test results at EPUBTest.org. IDPF opened European headquarters in Paris, in partnership with the open source Readium Foundation and via the support of the French government. The EDUPUB Alliance work on EPUB and related standards for e-textbooks and other learning content has matured, with complete draft specifications now available. Our collaborations with W3C on aligning EPUB and the overall Open Web Platform to support the needs of the publishing industry have advanced with a new charter for the W3C Digital Publishing Activity. Modular EPUB specifications for indexes, dictionaries and advanced fixed layout were finalized and approved by members. Last, but not least, we have kicked off an important update to EPUB, EPUB 3.1.

A common theme to all of these activities is collaboration. IDPF is a member-run organization, so of course everything we do is a collaboration. We appreciate and rely on your membership dues to support our operations, but your contributions to working groups and other initiatives are even more critical to our collective success in advancing our mission to support a global interoperable ecosystem for digital publishing. And as EPUB takes its place as the next-generation portable document format based on Web Standards, supporting the need for structured, accessible and mobile ready publications, we are increasingly partnering with a wide range of organizations and stakeholders from many fields of publishing.

2016 promises to broaden and deepen our collaborations, in the interests of fostering an even larger and more valuable ecosystem around EPUB and publishing for the Web. Key accessibility initiatives are maturing in the United States, Europe and other regions with implications for the need for EPUB certification with accessibility as a baseline that we will discuss, along with next steps for the EDUPUB Alliance, in meetings in Baltimore on February 25-26, in partnership with IMS Global, W3C, BISG and DAISY Consortium. Our first EPUB Summitevent will take place in Bordeaux in April and our flagship conference IDPF DigiCon@BEA will take place in Chicago on May 19-20, and will feature a new track on Academic & Professional Publishing, co-sponsored with the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).

Thank you for your support of the IDPF and I look forward to working with you to continue to grow our community in 2016.

Bill McCoy
Executive Director, IDPF

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EDUPUB Alliance, EPUB Accessibility Meetings in Baltimore, February 24-25, 2016

The next meeting of the EDUPUB Alliance, together with a related summit on EPUB Accessibility and Certification, will take place on February 24-25 2016 near Baltimore, Maryland. The events will be co-hosted byIDPF and IMS Global, in conjunction with IMS Global's next Quarterly Meeting, sponsored by University of Maryland College. The theme of day one will be "EPUB Accessibility as a Baseline" and will bring together speakers and participants to establish key requirements and critical tasks necessary for the EPUB ecosystem to fully support current and future accessibility mandates. The keynote speaker will be George Kerscher, Secretary-General of the DAISY Consortium and President of the IDPF Board of Directors. Day two till kick off with EDUPUB Alliance sessions focused on coordinating open standards for learning content and systems, followed by a technical workshop on EPUB certification implementation. A preliminary agenda has beenpublished and registration is now open to all interested parties with options to attend both days ($200) or day one only ($150).

EPUB Summit Announced in Europe, April 2016

IDPF and EDRLab have announced a European EPUB Summit to be held on 7-8 April in Bordeaux, France, bringing together many major figures in Digital Publishing. Key speakers from the industry include Virginie Clayssen SNE Digital Committee President, Pierre Danet EDRLab President and IDPF Board Member, Markus Gylling IDPF CTO, Ric Wright Readium CTO and Laurent le Meur EDRLab Technical Director. The full announcement can be seen at edrlab.org/edrlab/index.php/epub-summit/

Save the date for this thought provoking conference involving key digital thinkers and an exploration of the challenges in the future. Registration information will follow shortly


IDPF DigiCon@BEA 2016 (fka IDPF Digital Book), Chicago, Theme Announced - Digital: The Channels, The Formats and The Opportunities

The theme for our 2016 conference will explore all things Digital: The Channels, The Formats and The Opportunities and will take place in Chicago at the McCormick Center from May 10-11, 2016. Sessions and speakers will provide takeaway information and insights that will benefit members of the industry who are exploring more effective and efficient way to manage their businesses. The Channels programming topics will include retail, education, online communities, international, mobile, data, websites, content (ebook) usage, digital platforms and more. Formats topics will explore EDUPUB, EPUB 3 as well as audio formats, accessible publishing, subscription (domestic and international), data, interactive fiction, rights and licensing and more.Opportunities discussed at IDPF DigiCon 2016 will explore the science of metadata, case studies, lending, standards, best practices, what's coming next and much more. 

Who Should Attend IDPF DigiCon 2016?

There is no better place in the industry to network with your peers and share ideas with digital industry representatives from around the world. In 2015, the IDPF Digital Book Conference attracted attendees from over 26 countries and over 60% of all attendees were c-suite or senior director level executives with decision making and buying power. For those who want to expand their digital knowledge and expertise and be in the know on cutting edge technology and business initiatives, make sure you join executives and professionals across the publishing industry at our new venue where there is plenty of space for networking with your digital colleagues, sponsors and the many experts who will be the conference. This conference sells out annually so do not miss out! Register here and take advantage of early bird member prices with the special code EBMEM16: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/BEA-Conferences/IDPF-Digital-Zone/

Current sponsors for IDPF DigiCon 2016 include: OverDrive, SPi Global, VitalSource (Platinum), BookBub (Gold), Apex Covantage (Silver). For sponsorship packages and pricing, please contact Wendy Erman Wels atwendy@idpf.org. For programming inquiries or to submit a proposal, please contact Sally Dedecker atsdedecker@aol.com. 

Launch of EDRLab.org

IDPF's European Headquarters EDRLab (European Digital Reading Lab) has launched its new websiteEDRLab.org. EDRLab was opened in Paris in 2015, in partnership with the open source Readium Foundation and via the support of the French government and is closely aligned with IDPF's global activities. The EPUB Summit in April will showcase the work of EDRLab and speakers include both Pierre Danet (EDRLab President and IDPF Board Member) together with Laurent le Meur( EDRLab Technical Director).


IDPF: Change of U.S. Address

Effective immediately the IDPF can be reached at:

113 Cherry Street
Suite 70-719
Seattle, WA 98104

Please ensure all correspondence is directed to our new address! Many thanks!

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