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  1. Nov 2018
    1. the ePublishing service of the National Documentation Centre

      EKT is part of the HIRMEOS project to bring standards and common tools (including annotation) to ebooks--starting with 5 platforms in humanities and social sciences. More here.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. The studying strategy with “the greatest power,” she adds, involves deeply questioning the text — asking yourself if you agree with the author, and why or why not.

      Etexts have an advantage in the annotation department in that they're not limited to the marginal space. Annotations can be as lengthy as they need to be. They can also be organized through tags, and thus easily searched. They can contain hyperlinks and be hyperlinked, tying texts together. I wonder how many people are taught, in any meaningful or systematic way, to use digital texts. And if they were, how would that change this dilemma.

  3. Jan 2016
    1. massive advances in Open Educational Resources

      Some may be surprised to hear about OERs in a post about proprietary technology, especially since this was before iBooks Author allowed the creation of ePUB3 books.

    1. Set Semantics¶ This tool is used to set semantics in EPUB files. Semantics are simply, links in the OPF file that identify certain locations in the book as having special meaning. You can use them to identify the foreword, dedication, cover, table of contents, etc. Simply choose the type of semantic information you want to specify and then select the location in the book the link should point to. This tool can be accessed via Tools->Set semantics.

      Though it’s described in such a simple way, there might be hidden power in adding these tags, especially when we bring eBooks to the Semantic Web. Though books are the prime example of a “Web of Documents”, they can also contribute to the “Web of Data”, if we enable them. It might take long, but it could happen.

    1. export books as apps

      On top of the whole debate between native apps and the Open Web, there’s a debate between apps and books. We might not reach the “Write Once, Publish Everywhere” dream, but there’s something to be said about having building blocks which are easy to adapt to different contexts.

  4. Dec 2015
    1. e-readers

      Leaving the door open for eBooks? IDPF is part of the coalition after all and there are important connections with work done on ePUB3.

  5. Oct 2015
  6. Jul 2015
    1. ALA’s 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey also documents digital differences among states and an urban/rural divide.

      statistics from this ALA special report

    2. American Library Association: 90% of Libraries in U.S. Now Lend Ebooks

      from DigitalBookWorld July 24, 2014

  7. Jun 2015