Thursday, April 11, 2013

Digital publishing's technology push

Digital publishing (DP) is becoming the middleware between users, producers, data (including big data), and content.

Where content was once printed material, or even more recently digital content of all types scattered over the Web, users are "looking to experientially connect with content they care about."

DP is the collection of technologies that packages data and content of all kinds and meaningfully presents them to the user.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

EPUB3 ebook or HTML5 packaged app? Either one can work.

After you install the IDPF Readium HTML5 app in Chrome (from the Chrome Web Store), you can read downloaded EPUB3 ebooks (e.g. samples from AZARDI@infogridPacific).

An HTML5 packaged app (A) (see also W3C Packaged Web Apps specification) and an EPUB3 ebook (E) are both container files (signed or unsigned ZIP) with metadata and Web-standard contents. One could (in many cases) take contents out of an A and repackage it into an E.

Either one can be the choice for how content is packaged.