IDPF today unveiled a new microsite EPUBZone at epubzone.org , providing a central place for information and resources about EPUB, the globally adopted digital publication standard. The initial focus of epubzone.org is EPUB 3, the latest version of EPUB, which is based on HTML5 and other modern Web Standards.
The EPUB Community has made progress recruiting people to test reading systems that support EPUB 3, but we still need many more. The DAISY Consortium are asking volunteers for help.
If you are associated with a university or other institution that will benefit from having reliable digital reading systems available for students with special needs, please participate and spend some time testing a reading system used on your campus or being considered for use.
The fourth EDUPUB meeting was held on September 17, 2014 at Microsoft Headquarters in Tokyo with the goal of furthering the profile's global reach and applicability. As noted by Bill McCoy, Executive Director of the IDPF in his opening remarks, the Japanese have played a significant role in the development of ebook technologies generally – Sony having developed the first e-reader in