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NISO Two Part Webinar: Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: Standards for Formatting and Metadata

Part 1: EPUB3: Putting Electronic Books into a Package

March 14, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Part 2 of this webinar will be held on March 21: Part 2: Find That E-book – Or Not: How Metadata Matters

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About the Webinar

A critical element of the e-book marketplace is a common file structure that is agreed upon between content creators and the supply chain, and works with multiple reader technologies. The newly released EPUB 3 specification offers a number of major innovations over the previous version, including support for rich media, interactivity, global language support), and styling and layout enhancements. EPUB 3 is also tightly integrated to web standards. This includes HTML 5, which is still in draft. Yet HTML5 is already in use for app development on the iPad and other mobile devices. This webinar will provide a discussion of both of these standards and their use for creating rich, cross-platform e-books.


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Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

EPUB 3 Overview, Evolution, and Benefits
Bill Kasdorf, Vice President, Apex Content Solutions; Metadata Subgroup Lead, IDPF EPUB 3 Working Group

The recently released EPUB 3 standard is expected to be the foundation for the next generation of digital publications of all sorts--not only books. Developed by a broad-based working group representing diverse constituencies, it provides a common format for delivery to a wide variety of reading systems and devices, from laptops to tablets to smartphones to dedicated eReaders, and accommodates multimedia, rich layout and typography, scripting, and greatly enhanced accessibility and metadata. Mr. Kasdorf will discuss how this watershed standard was developed, what it is designed to accomplish, and how it will evolve over time to stay in synch with today's dynamic digital ecosystem.

Adding Interactivity to Ebooks with HTML5
Sanders Kleinfeld, Publishing Technologies Specialist, O'Reilly Media

HTML5 is revolutionizing the Web, and now it’s coming to your ebook reader! Sanders will provide an overview of several areas of HTML5 that offer great promise to ebook publishers looking to expand beyond traditional text-and-graphic narratives, including Canvas, Audio/Video, Geolocation, and MathML, as well as an overview of the current state of HTML5 support in major ereaders (e.g, iBooks, Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire).


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Registration closes on March 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs 

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Single Webinar:

  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Two-Part Package:

  • NISO Member
    • $134.00 (US and Canada)
    • $156.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $134.00
  • Non-Member
    • $179.00 (US and Canada)
    • $216.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $74.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on March 14, 2012. Cancellations made by March 7, 2012 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.