Nominations are solicited for three seats on the Readium Foundation Board of Directors. One of these seats is open whilst the other two are presently held by Pierre Danet (Hachette) and James English (New York Public Library),who are indeed eligible and plan to stand for re-election.
The Readium Foundation is delighted to announce the establishment of their European Headquarters in Paris hosted by the recently created European Digital Reading Lab (EDRLab) which has been formed with the support of the French government and industry stakeholders, with 1.5 million Euros of incremental funding already committed.
In accordance with the wishes of many members, effective January 1, 2016 all Readium Foundation membership dues and all SDK license annual Extended License Coverage fees, will be due and invoiced on a calendar-year basis, rather than on an annual basis from the date of joining/licensing.
Readium.org is pleased to announce two upcoming events in the US and Europe this Spring: EDUPUB and EPUB Accessibility Meetings in Baltimore in February and the EPUB Summit in Bordeaux in April.
The European Digital Reading Laboratory (EDRLab), recently established to host Readium Europe and IDPF Europe operations, has appointed Laurent Le Meur (@lmrlaurent) as its founding CTO. Laurent will take overall responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Lab as well as in setting strategic direction and coordinations with Readium Foundation, IDPF and other stakeholders in the global EPUB platform.
Ten candidates are running for three seats on the Readium Foundation Board of Directors. The ten candidates standing for election represent a wide range of Readium Foundation member organizations, from IT industry giants such as IBM and Deutsche Telekom to leading publishing industry solution providers, and hail from seven different countries in North America, Europe and Asia. This strong engagement reflects the continued growth of Readium.org as a global collaboration to promote the adoption of EPUB and the Open Web Platform for publishing via open source technology development.
Readium.org is pleased to announce that the “1.0” version of the Readium SDK has been released. With this release, the first version of the Readium SDK is essentially complete (hence the “1.0” label). Readium SDK is an open source library designed to support rendering of EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 content in native applications for mobile and desktop operating systems (integrating with each platform’s intrinsic browser engine).