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November 22, 2011 - The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced election results for seven seats on its board of directors. Six new board members and re-relected Incumbent Ken Brooks (Cengage Learning) join seven other incumbents on the newly expanded IDPF board. Twenty-one candidates submitted nominations, and a record 127 IDPF member organizations cast votes in this election. The newly elected directors are:
Angela Bole - Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
Ken Brooks - Cengage Learning (INCUMBENT)
Masaaki Hagino - Voyager Japan & Association of Media in Digital (AMD)
Leslie Hulse - HarperCollins Publishers
Tatsuo Kobayashi - Japan Electronic Publishing Association (JEPA)
Liisa McCloy-Kelley - Random House
Roger Webster - Barnes & Noble
On October 25, the IDPF held a workshop on fixed-layout EPUB in Taipei. Over 50 people attended physically, with 20+ more participating remotely. Preliminary meetings notes are now available at http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/TaipeiMeetingNotes . Several action items were taken including formation of two ad hoc groups to propose rendition metadata and a rendition mapping data structure; one or both of these efforts could lead to charter proposals for a new Working Group.
A record twenty-one candidates have submitted nominations for election to seven seats on the newly expanded IDPF Board of Directors. These candidates are affiliated with IDPF member organizations from Asia, Europe, and North America, representing publishers, reading system vendors, service providers, libraries, and other organizations. A list of candidates with links to nomination statements is available at http://idpf.org/board-elections-2011-11. The election is underway from November 1 through November 21, 2011.
Frankfurt, Germany, October 11, 2011. The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced the completion of a major revision to EPUB, the global standard interchange and delivery format for eBooks and other digital publications. The IDPF membership unanimously voted to elevate EPUB 3.0 to a final IDPF Recommended Specification, publicly available at http://idpf.org/epub/30.
A self-nomination period is now open for an election to fill seven positions on the IDPF Board of Directors. Six of the seven positions will fill board seats that are new or vacant (pursuant to the recently approved expansion of the IDPF Board from 9 to 14 members). The nomination period is from October 11 through October 28, 2011.
The IDPF will hold a workshop on Fixed Layout EPUB (representing pre-paginated content) on October 25, 2011. The workshop will be hosted in Taipei, Taiwan thanks to the support of the Taiwanese Digital Publishing Forum. All IDPF members interested in this topic are welcome to participate physically or via Web conference. Non-members can request an invitation by emailing co-organizer Bill McCoy at email@example.com.