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. The overall goal of the iniitative is to promote EPUB and Web Standards for publishing in order to improve accessibility, availability and interoperability of digital publications. The European Digital Reading Lab will be located in central Paris within the facilities of Cap Digital, an innovation and business accelerator dedicated to the development of the digital economy in France and the Paris region. EDRLab has already begun to recruit key staff, beginning with its CTO.