Bluefire Productions, founded in 2001 by current CEO Micah Bowers, has released a new, free ereader app on the iTunes App Store: Cloudshelf Reader. The app has been built on top of the Readium SDK Open Source project that Bluefire has been deeply involved with since its inception. Cloudshelf includes ereader apps and a cloud based distribution platform for private libraries and subscription services to offer their constituent groups.
An open meeting for Readium Foundation members, adopters, and other interested parties will take place at BEA 2016 (Chicago) on Wednesday, May 11 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, immediately after the conclusion of the May 10-11 IDPF DigiCon event and a subsequent IDPF member meeting. The meeting location is McCormick Place room W196.
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?
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.