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EPUB3 and the Future of Interoperable E-books

When:  
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   X (Do not use) RAILS East Peoria Valerie J. Wilford/Videoconference Room (In Person, Max: 100)
Cost:   Free

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EPUB3 is a standard for interoperable e-books that is rapidly being adopted by the publishing and device manufacturing community. It has the promise of allowing publishers to create a single file format that can be rendered on any reading device, such as an e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, etc. This will be a critical component of a library's e-book services, since libraries must be in a position to serve patrons who come in with a range of devices, not simply from one particular supplier. Understanding the e-book files and why EPUB will allow a broader range of fulfilling patron needs is something that both publishers and librarians need to understand. Join us for a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of EPUB3, suggested tools for implementation, barrier issues on the horizon, and the significant improvements in accessibility with EPUB.

Type:   Program

Register by: 4/15/2013

Notes
This is a virtual conference sponsored by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). For a detailed agenda, see http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/virtual/epub3. Note that times shown on that agenda are in Eastern time.

RAILS has arranged for a group viewing of this virtual conference at its East Peoria service center. Remote viewing at other RAILS locations will not be possible.


Categories: Electronic Resources


This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Event listed by: Illinois Heartland Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 4/16/2013


Questions? Please contact Jane Paula Plass.

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