Open eBook


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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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Audio conversion or short video annotations could be added as well; support for audio and video formats is included in the current Open eBook specification.
This section also includes a chapter that demonstrates how to create an eBook using the Open eBook publication structure specification (OEB), which uses HTML and XML tags.
At this meeting, the Open eBook Forum held a session to discuss DRM and identify the industry needs and possible future participation by NIST.
OverDrive has also launched a series of private Content Management Portals that enable publishers to directly control and manage the conversion process from print, desktop publishing, HTML and other file, image and text formats into Open eBook repositories for Microsoft Reader or Print on Demand applications.
Reader will incorporate ClearType and support the Open Ebook format.
The Open eBook Initiative Web site houses information regarding technological standards for e-books and activities of an organization that is devoted to the advancement of e-publishing.
The Microsoft Corp-led Open eBook Authoring Group has released a draft recommendation for the Open eBook 1.0 specification.
This open ebook collection is less than a year old, launched in March 2012.
"There are two pieces that need to be accessible," says Kerscher, who is also president of the International Digital Publishing Forum, the organization behind the EPUB open ebook standard.