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OPDS 1.1 & Beyond

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    • OPDS 1.1 and beyond Hadrien Gardeur @Hadrien Feedbooks
    • GoalCreating a new architecture usingcommon, open standards that permitspeople to find, buy, acquire, and readbooks from any source, on any device,using many different ebook applications.
    • Short VersionRead anything, anywhere.
    • Two years ago From Stanza catalogs to a standard August 2010 – OPDS 1.0Standard way to search, browse & acquire June 2011 – OPDS 1.1Complex acquisitions, advanced browsing December 2011 – OPDS 1.2Better support for lending & subscriptions Links to catalogs & callbacks
    • State of the ecosystem 20+ OPDS Clients … a must have feature for indie apps… access to content from major international publishers > 10 mil. users… thousands of them using their own catalogs A first version of an OPDS Validation Service
    • New Features OPDS 1.1
    • #1Facets
    • #2Featured content
    • #3 Indirect Acquisition Support for complex acquisition flows Among other things… support for transactions in browser packaging formats (ZIP archive, DRM) Solving the issue of having an intermediateresource between the catalog and the publication itself.
    • From Catalog toCatalog / Shelf / Callback
    • Catalog Catalogs are discoverable and can be shared We use catalogs to… discover browse search acquire contentCatalogs are meant to organize large collections,enable content providers to curate them, provide an integrated experience for the end user
    • Shelf A shelf is where I store my content Shelfs can be… specific to a catalog global or aggregated public or private synchronizedA shelf enables the user to find and read previously acquired content anywhere
    • Callback A callback is a message It contains… how to acquire the content metadata location of the shelf & catalog service discovery informationA callback is a message between the content provider and the reading environment.It opens the door to the reading ecosystem.
    • Callback Example #1Web Reading Systems
    • Current workflow 1. Buy the book2. Download the file locally 3. Upload the file 4. Start Reading OPDS Callback 1. Buy the book (OPDS Callback) 2. Start Reading
    • Callback Example #2 Service discovery
    • 22/09/2011
    • Services Downloading a publication could trigger…the ability to share annotations in your field the addition of a peer reviewing service the discovery of the full arXiv catalog
    • Upcoming Features OPDS 1.2
    • #1OPDS URI Scheme A necessary evil
    • One click to… Add a catalog Add a shelfLaunch a callback
    • #2Lending & Subscription
    • Lending & SubscriptionOPDS 1.2 will provide better support for…Indicating the availability of a publication(pre-order, lending availability, next issue) Length of the acquisition (return date, subscription length) A subscription shelf
    • What’s next ? A new serialization ? JSON ? Maybe. Domain & media specific metadata Better ecosystem(validation, discovery, documentation)Integration with upcoming standards (annotations ?)
    • Discover OPDS athttp://opds-spec.org