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  • ePub / eBook Hackday

    Posted on November 10th, 2010 Talat Chaudhri 1 comment

    Please note: postponed due to bad weather and cancellations.

    This free two-day event will be held in collaboration with the DevCSI project on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December 2010 at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.

    What is ePub and what has it got to do with application profiles? ePub is a standard file format for ebooks. It contains some metadata fields that include some simple mandatory elements and can include more elements as required. Any local metadata solution drawing elements from various sources is effectively an application profile. So ePub itself is a file format, but it contains some simple core metadata.


    What we would like to do is investigate how useful, achievable and discoverable it is possible to make repository content available on ebook readers using the ePub format. We are bringing developers together with library and repository professionals to participate in a practical, hands-on hackday designed to find solutions to converting repository content into the ePub format and evaluating its metadata requirements in the context of ebooks.

    More information is available here. If you are interested in getting repository content onto ebook readers, and in metadata, this event is for you!