Voting on a proposed “merger” of the IDPF with the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) by IDPF members is underway. On October 13, 2016 IDPF Board of Directors approved the proposed plan for submission to the members, with a recommendation that members vote to approve. The transactions would be expected to be completed by early 2017 (subject to the member vote as well as to final approvals by IDPF Board and the W3C Director).
Books in Browsers, convened with the Frankfurt Book Fair and Berkeley New Media, will take place on 3-4 November in San Fransisco. This year's program will focuses on more interactive and visual forms of storytelling. It's been tagged "Telling small stories" and will explore the leading edge of textual presentation, immersive video and its ramifications (more about attendant opportunities and issues, vs. a focus on demos) and experimental work in visual media, including comics.
EDRLab, the European Headquarters for IDPF and Readium, is working on the deployment of a new DRM called Readium LCP, that is intended to launch at the end of 2016. EDRLab would like to receive feedback on what potential users of Readium LCP perceive as fair licensing fees.
For further information on Readium LCP please see here.