How important are open eBook standards to universities?


eBook standards may lack the glamor that the technology attracts, but the arrival of ePub3 has the potential to transform how the academy creates and delivers its content to students and researchers, reports technology blog JISC. Quietly underpinning the technology of the iBooks software is ePub.  ePub is the ‘defacto’ ebook standard, with the latest version of ePub3 supporting complex layouts and rich media and interactivity for eTextbooks and professional and scientific publications. Supporting institutions and academics in taking advantage of these new technologies saw JISC fund the creation of a think tank to explore the potential of ePub for the academic community…

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