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E-book standards  Joanna Pszenicyn
The Plan●   Why standards●   Some existing and missing standards    ●   File formats    ●   Data exchange protocols    ●  ...
Why?●   What is a standard?    ●   established norm or requirement about technical        systems    ●   agreement between...
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 propriet...
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 ...
Practices●   Offering MARC records    for free or for a fee●   Inconsistent quality    → some records unusable●   MARC Rec...
Conclusion●   Some standards are proposed    ●   But not applied widely enough●   Some are evolving●   Some are still miss...
Thank you.           Contact:j.pszenicyn@student.uw.edu.pl     Slides available at:  http://www.slideshare.net
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  1. 1. E-book standards Joanna Pszenicyn
  2. 2. The Plan● Why standards● Some existing and missing standards ● File formats ● Data exchange protocols ● Practices● Conclusion
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. File formats● Plain txt● HTML
  5. 5. File formats● XML
  6. 6. File formats● EPUB → Sony● Mobi → Kindle
  7. 7. Metadata● MARC21● Dublin Core
  8. 8. Metadata● ONIX
  9. 9. Practices● Differences in Hardware and Software ● E-books for a specific device (iPad...) ● Requiring proprietary software ● Available through publishers website
  10. 10. Practices● DRM prevent/limit Printing and Downloading ● What about fair use?
  11. 11. Practices● Delays in publication and access ● E-books published after print versions ● Access activated after order/payment
  12. 12. Practices● Offering MARC records for free or for a fee● Inconsistent quality → some records unusable● MARC Record Guide for Monograph Aggregator Vendors
  13. 13. Conclusion● Some standards are proposed ● But not applied widely enough● Some are evolving● Some are still missing
  14. 14. Thank you. Contact:j.pszenicyn@student.uw.edu.pl Slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net
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