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Open eBook

An XML-based standard for electronic books and Web publishing from the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.idpf.org). Introduced in 1999 and officially known as the "Open eBook Publication Structure Specification" (OEBPS), Open eBook publications are not read directly by an e-book device. They are compiled into the e-book's proprietary format in order to optimize the content for the particular hardware. The Open eBook format, last updated in 2002, was the precursor to the Open Publication Structure (OPS) of 2007. See EPUB, OpenReader and e-book.
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Esta oscilacion deriva en parte de las diferentes definiciones que se han venido dando desde la primera formulada por la Open eBook Forum (OeB, actualmente denominada Internacional Digital Publishing Forum): "A Literary Work in the form of a Digital Object, consisting of one or more standard identifiers, Metadata, and Monographic body of Content, intended to be published an accessed electronically" (2).
He also served as president of the Open eBook Forum, which is now the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.
Nick Bogaty of the Open eBook Forum, professionally committed to seeing ebooks replace print books completely or in part, offers a self-serving quote, albeit one that falls apart when you read it carefully: "The ebook market is at a spot now where we're going to see a big transition from how people are currently reading ebooks to how they're going to in the future.
According to the trade organization Open eBook Forum, in the first three quarters of 2004 there was a 14% increase in sales and a 20% increase in revenues ($9.
The Open eBook Forum will sponsor its eBooks in the Public Library Conference, a daylong event to address the challenges and opportunities that e-books pose for libraries, publishers, and associations.
In December 2003 Adobe Digital Media Store went back into e-book retail, selling novels and magazine/journal articles in its PDF format, and now e-publishing's trading standards body, Open eBook Forum (OeBF) has announced that sales for the first nine months of 2003 rose by 32%, leading to total year estimate of sales of USD10m.
Sales of e-books have risen 64% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2003, according to Open eBook Forum, with the value of sales rising 37% from USD1.
Since 1999 there has been an initiative underway to create a common format for e-book readers, the "Open eBook publication specification" (OEBPS) created by the Open eBook Forum, a membership organization consisting mostly of large companies and publishers.
At this meeting, the Open eBook Forum held a session to discuss DRM and identify the industry needs and possible future participation by NIST.
An organization called the Open eBook Forum (http://www.
eReader is the most widely used eBook reader, currently accounting for more than 50 percent of the total market, according to recent statistics published by the Open eBook Forum (OeBF).
Nick Bogaty of the Open eBook Forum cites Gemstar as an example of an ebook manufacturer that failed at attempting to control the distribution of content themselves.