2012 SSP 34th Annual Meeting “Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?”
Concurrent 5C: Making eBooks Easier…
Todd Carpenter, NISO
Although the adoption of digital books has lagged behind that of journals, eBooks have surged to the forefront of people’s attention with the proliferation of eReaders, the commercial success of eBooks, and the development of tablets. What do publishers need to know about eBook creation in this new environment? This session will focus on three essential standards that publishers of eBooks need to take into account in order to make their eBooks adaptable, efficient, discoverable, distinguishable, and accessible: the new EPUB 3 standard for eBooks; recent developments on identifiers for eBooks; and the new DAISY 4 standard (aligned with EPUB 3) for making eBooks accessible, not just for print-disabled readers, but for everybody.