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EPUB

(Electronic PUBlishing) An open standard for electronic books and Web publishing from the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.idpf.org). Introduced in 2007 as the successor to the Open eBook format, EPUB documents are marked up in XHTML or Digital Talking Book (DTBook).

OPS, OCF and OPF
An EPUB document conforms to three IDPF standards. OPS (Open Publication Structure) defines the markup language. OCF (Open Container Format) is a zipped archive with an .EPUB extension that contains the marked-up publication, related images and an OPF (Open Packaging Format) file that references everything in the OCF, provides meta-data and ties it all together. See Open eBook.
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EPUB is also dynamic: Publishers "can do things like change the font size and have the document reflow, so all the text is still visible," whereas with a "PDF on a small screen you have to kind of pan and zoom around, which is not a very convenient way to read," says McCoy.
One reason the EPUB format may not be as highly requested in academic libraries concerns style, specifically the lack of page numbers.
EPUB Straight to the Point--Creating Ebooks for the Apple iPad and Other Ereaders" explains how to make an e-book that takes advantage of the advanced features available in the standard EPUB format.
ACCESS contributions to Project Readium have enabled a Macintosh version of the Readium EPUB 3 Reference Platform that shows the full power of EPUB 3 as a global solution.
The DAISY Consortium is putting resources towards the development and adoption of EPUB 3.
Ease of access sets EPUB on Demand apart from its competitors, says Morone.
EPUB 3 is truly revolutionary in the kind of books it can build--from a straightforward print of a popular novel that has an audio copy layered on the same pages, allowing you to switch between reading and being read to, to textbooks that provide on-page interactive calculations in math books or video of procedures for the experiment in the chem lab manual you are flipping through on your iPad.
The company said that Threepress' technology expertise - which includes EPUB tools, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript technology and digital publishing methodologies - will support Safari Books Online's efforts to improve browser-based and mobile delivery of a large digital library of book, video and learning content.
Since the coming a year ago of the XML-based EPUB standard, more and more publishers have released more and more titles until a critical mass has finally been achieved.
ACCESS' EPUB 3-compatible viewer offers rich eBook experiences on "kobo Touch", Android(TM)smartphones, tablets, Windows PCs
Contract award: Graphic design, layout, printing and delivery of publications presenting the results and products of projects implemented and carried out by the Centre for Human Resource Development in the framework of the Human Capital Priority I, along with the development of publications in the form of an e-book (PDF, EPUB, MOBI).
Version 4 can protect an EPUB file by embedding a reader and licensing process in the protected document.