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Announcing CONTEC Workshop: Digital Publishing Standards Update - October 9, Frankfurt Book Fair

September 4, 2014
IDPF in partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair/CONTEC and the MVB will present a workshop at the fair on Digital Standards, taking place on Thursday October 9th, 9.30 - 11am in Hall 4.2, Room Dimension -

IDPF@ BIBF Conference recap: a clarion call for an integrated global digital publishing ecosystem

September 2, 2014
Over 100 China publishing industry leaders convened in Beijing’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on August 29 at IDPF@BIBF, the first China event produced by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). IDPF@BIBF, held in conjunction with the 20th Beijing International Book Fair, focused on key issues and opportunities presented by the global expansion of digital publishing across segments of the traditional publishing industry (trade, reference, academic, scientific and education) . IDPF@BIBF was a “tremendous success” declared Mr. Liu Bogan, Vice President, China Publishing Group, in his closing remarks.

Program Announced for IDPF@BIBF (August 29, Beijing)

August 5, 2014

IDPF@BIBF (August 29, Beijing) is a one-day conference on the digital transformation of the global publishing industry and IDPF's first-ever event in China. The full program is now available at international registration is available.

Announcing EDUPUB Tokyo 2014 (September 16-18)

July 7, 2014
EDUPUB Tokyo 2014, the next convocation of the global community developing a global open platform for e-textbooks and other learning content, will take place September 16-18 in Shinagawa Tokyo, at Microsoft Japan HQ. For more information and to apply to be a presenter or attendee please visit .

EPUB 3.0.1 Approved As Final Recommended Specification

June 26, 2014
EPUB 3.0.1 has been overwhelmingly approved by the IDPF membership as a final Recommended Specification, superseding EPUB 3.0 to become the current version of the EPUB Standard. EPUB 3.0.1 is a minor revision, focusing primarily on bug fixes and errata for the 3.0 specification, together with several minor backwards-compatible additions. A quorum of 95 IDPF member representatives voted in this election (50% of eligible members), with 93 voting in favor and 1 voting against (with 1 abstention), for an overall approval percentage of 99%, exceeding the Super-Majority of 66%, required by IDPF policies and procedures.

Program Announced for EDUPUB Europe 2014 (June 19, Oslo)

May 23, 2014

IDPF and EDUPUB Alliance partners today announced the preliminary agenda for EDUPUB Europe 2014 (June 19, Oslo Norway). Over 100 atttendees are expected at this workshop; registration is open through June 1. For more information or to register visit the workshop main page at .

IDPF announces the launch of

April 8, 2014

LONDON, UK – 9 April 2014 (PRESS RELEASE): The IDPF is pleased to announce the launch of its new microsite –, the Community and News site for all things EPUB.

Announcing EDUPUB Europe 2014 - June 19, Oslo

March 19, 2014
EDUPUB Europe 2014 will take place in Oslo, Norway, 19 June 2014. The meeting will provide an update on current progress of the EDUPUB initiative to advance the effective adoption and use of e-textbooks and other digital learning materials by improving interoperability, accessibility, and baseline capabilities via broad adoption of enabling technical standards. The workshop is co-sponsored by IDPF and IMS Global Learning and hosted by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36 and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences / LACE project. The agenda and registration details for the workshop are available at: .


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