November 27, 2015

Digital Publishing/EPUB: Readium Foundation Elects Board of Directors and Officers

From the Readium Foundation:

The members of Readium Foundation, an independent open source consortium developing software to advance adoption of EPUB and the Open Web Platform for publishing, have elected a representative Board of Directors.

2014-02-20_10-12-25The initial directors and their affiliations are:

  • Micah Bowers – Bluefire
  • Pierre Danet – Hachette
  • Jim Dovey – Independent
  • James English – New York Public Library (NYPL)
  • Bente Franck-Saetervoll – Bokbasen
  • Hadrien Gardeur – Feedbooks
  • Bill McCoy – International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

The directors subsequently elected initial officers including Bill McCoy (President), Micah Bowers (Secretary), and Bente Franck-Saetervoll (Treasurer).

This initial election featured very strong participation. Out of forty member organizations, fifteen candidates self-nominated for positions and over 90% of member organizations cast votes. The seven candidates receiving the most votes were elected.

See Also: Review the Goals of the Readium Foundation

See Also: Learn More via the Readium FAQ

UPDATE: More News from the Readium Foundation

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