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eBooks: standards and formats

James Clay
October 25, 2012

eBooks: standards and formats

EPUB, Mobi, PDF, Kindle, iBooks - what does it all mean for readers of digital content? This session takes a layman's look at proprietary formats and standards in ebooks helping us to make sense of it all.

James Clay

October 25, 2012
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  1. Standards &
    Formats

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  2. James Clay
    ILT & Learning Resources Manager
    Gloucestershire College
    elearningstuff.net
    @jamesclay

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  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/spencereholtaway/2273333867

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  4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lochaven/2588186224/

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  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/linnybinnypix/1189891134/in/photostream/

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  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/erichands/3547142390

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  7. eBook Readers

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  8. What should I
    buy?

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  9. Kindle
    Nexus 7
    Nook
    iPod touch
    Windows
    Oynx Boox
    Mac OS X
    Android
    Cybook
    Sony Reader
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Foxit eSlick
    Kindle Fire
    Azbooka
    Nook Color
    Kindle DX
    Windows RT
    iPad mini
    iPad
    Archos
    Kobo
    Linux
    Viewsonic
    Kindle touch
    jetBook

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  10. Archos Reader
    DjVu
    EPUB
    FictionBook
    HTML
    Kindle
    Microsoft Reader
    Mobipocket
    Multimedia eBook
    eReader
    Plain Text
    Plucker
    PDF
    Postscript
    Repligo
    TealDoc
    Tome Raider
    iBooks
    TEI Lite
    TEBR
    Open eBook
    DAISY
    BBeB

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  11. Format
    Capabilities

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  12. DRM Support
    Table Support
    Bookmarking
    Annotation Support
    Image Support
    Word wrapping
    Open Standard
    Audio Support
    Interactivity
    Video Support
    Web

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  13. Device
    Capabilities

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  14. DRM Support
    Tables
    Text to Speech
    Dictionary
    Images
    Word wrapping
    WiFi
    Audio
    Touch
    Video
    Web Browser
    Storage
    Card Reader
    USB
    Touch screen
    Colour Screen
    3G

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  15. Making it
    simple...

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  16. That’s not
    simple...

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  17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/3336040653

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  18. What do you
    want to do?

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  19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/loneblackrider/1716304120

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  20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gubatron/2256923510

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  21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/edans/4006273845/

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  22. Compatibility

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  23. Authentication

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  24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonardlow/310039863/

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  25. Standards &
    Formats

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  26. James Clay
    ILT & Learning Resources Manager
    Gloucestershire College
    elearningstuff.net
    @jamesclay

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