IDPF today unveiled a new microsite EPUBZone at epubzone.org , providing a central place for information and resources about EPUB, the globally adopted digital publication standard. The initial focus of epubzone.org  is EPUB 3, the latest version of EPUB, which is based on HTML5 and other modern Web Standards.

EDUPUB Europe 2014 was held in Oslo, Norway on the 19th of June and glorious weather greeted the 100+ delegates as they arrived for the conference hosted by ISO/IEC JTC I/SE36 and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences / LACE project. Big themes for the day included:

 

Readium Foundation Board member and Product Owner of the Library Simplified Initiative, James English at NYPL (New York Public Library) spoke at a recent ALA meeting about the EPUB Platform and Readium Open Source Initiative, during a seminar presented by NISO and BISG.

EDUPUB Tokyo 2014, the next convocation of the global community developing a global open platform for e-textbooks and other learning content, will take place September 16-18 in Shinagawa Tokyo, at Microsoft Japan HQ. For more information and to apply to be a presenter or attendee please visit http://www.jepa.or.jp/edupub/early.html .