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 ( 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.

Readium Foundation Expands Board - Election Underway

February 11, 2015

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 as a global collaboration to promote the adoption of EPUB and the Open Web Platform for publishing via open source technology development.

Readium SDK Reaches Version 1.0

January 5, 2015 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).

NYPL/Readium Open Book Hack Day - Jan 14

December 22, 2014
NYPL Labs and Readium Foundation are pleased to bring "Volume 2" of our Open Book Hack Day to the flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman building of the New York Public Library on Wednesday, January 14.  During this day-long event, we’ll push the limits of what’s possible with ebooks and open texts, liberate public domain documents onto the open web, play with tools to make it easier for authors to write and publish in creative ways, and improve the experience of finding amazing books in the public domain.

Readium Foundation Liberalizes Membership, Open Source Licensing

June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014: Readium Foundation today announced major modifications to its membership terms and open source software licensing programs. Effective immediately, full membership in the Readium Foundation will be available to any organization or individual based on a sliding scale of dues starting at just $500 per year (for non-profits, individuals, and startups).