Call for Review: EDUPUB Profile for EPUB, Open Annotations in EPUB, EPUB Distributable Objects, EPUB Scriptable Components

July 30, 2015
The Board of Directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) has unanimously approved elevation of five specifications of modular extensions to EPUB to Draft status with a call for member and public review. The specifications, developed by the IDPF EPUB Working Group, include:
Member and public comments on the draft specifications are solicited through August 28, 2015. IDPF members may submit comments via the EPUB Working Group mailing list. Public comments may be submitted via email to IDPF CTO Markus Gylling.
These specifications have been developed as part of the EDUPUB Initiative, a collaborative effort between organizations responsible for developing, maintaining, and facilitating the implementation of standards important to education. The EDUPUB Alliance currently includes IDPF, IMS Global, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), DAISY Consortium, and Readium Foundation
NOTE: much of the functionality defined in these draft specifications is intended to support requirements for all types of content. Annotations, distributable objects, and embedded scriptable components are not specific to learning content thus review of these specifications is explicitly requested from all IDPF members and other parties interested in the enhancement of the EPUB standard. While the EDUPUB profile specifically aims to support the needs of learning content, there are elements of this profile that may be of broader applicability, such as its Content Structure section.
In related news, BISG today announced publication of Getting Started With EDUPUB, a non-technical guide for understanding the EDUPUB profile of EPUB.

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