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Readium Open Meeting - Jan 17, 2017 NYC

January 3, 2017

All Readium Foundation members, adopters, and other interested parties are invited to attend an open meeting on January 17, 2017 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at the New York Public Library main building (42nd St and Fifth Ave, NYC) Berger Forum, Room 227. The agenda will include updates on ongoing Readium projects (SDKs, LCP, Readium 2.0) and the W3C/IDPF merger, as well as a financial and organizational overview.We will then have open discussion about the future of the foundation including resources, organization, and focus.

Bluefire Releases Readium Based Cloudshelf Reader App

June 19, 2016

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. 

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.