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White House Announces Launch of Open eBooks Project

February 24, 2016

Now Available: A Library of Opportunity

Open eBooks is now available to millions of students offering unprecedented access to thousands of digital books.

What if we could ensure that every student, no matter where they live or the income of their parents, could get access to a great book?  What if they had access to not just one book, but a library of thousands of titles – and could read them from anywhere?

Membership Update

January 26, 2016

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.

EDRLab Appoints CTO, Evangelist

November 16, 2015

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.

Readium at EPUB Week NYC Oct 7-9

September 8, 2015
Readium Foundation will host an open meeting for member organizations on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 10:00am until 12:30pm, at the New York Public Library main building (5th Ave & 42nd St, NYC). A Readium contributors meeting will follow in the same location from 1:30pm until 5:00pm. Additionally, a "Gettting Started With Readium Software" bootcamp for developers newly adopting Readium technologies will be held on October 9, 1:30pm-5:00pm (NYC, tentatively also at NYPL).

Readium Foundation To Open European Headquarters in Paris

August 24, 2015
The Readium Foundation (Readium.org) will later this year formally launch a new European headquarters in Paris, France. Readium Europe will be co-located with European headquarters for the affiliated International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), hosted by a newly created European Digital Reading Lab (EDRLab). EDRLab has been formed with the support of the French government and industry stakeholders, with  1.5 million Euros of incremental funding already committed.