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    E book standards E book standards Presentation Transcript

    • E-book standards Joanna Pszenicyn
    • The Plan● Why standards● Some existing and missing standards ● File formats ● Data exchange protocols ● Practices● Conclusion
    • Why?● What is a standard? ● established norm or requirement about technical systems ● agreement between various parties to do or say things in a particular manner● Why do we need them?
    • File formats● Plain txt● HTML
    • File formats● XML
    • File formats● EPUB → Sony● Mobi → Kindle
    • Metadata● MARC21● Dublin Core
    • Metadata● ONIX
    • Practices● Differences in Hardware and Software ● E-books for a specific device (iPad...) ● Requiring proprietary software ● Available through publishers website
    • Practices● DRM prevent/limit Printing and Downloading ● What about fair use?
    • Practices● Delays in publication and access ● E-books published after print versions ● Access activated after order/payment
    • Practices● Offering MARC records for free or for a fee● Inconsistent quality → some records unusable● MARC Record Guide for Monograph Aggregator Vendors
    • Conclusion● Some standards are proposed ● But not applied widely enough● Some are evolving● Some are still missing
    • Thank you. Contact:j.pszenicyn@student.uw.edu.pl Slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net