May 23, 2022

New Podcast/Report from JISC: How Important Are Open eBook Standards to Universities?

New from UK’s JISC.

For universities and colleges looking to bring their teaching resources online, many are using the new ePub3 standard, which is what underpins Apple’s new iBooks and is become the defacto standard for ebooks. Linking to a JISC report to help universities understand the benefits of ePub3, JISC programme manager Ben Showers speaks to Nicola Yeeles via Skype to explain what universities and colleges can do to help their people use the standard.

Ben Showers discusses the podcast in this blog post.

Direct to Podcast (6:31)

See Also

Full Text Report  Digital Monograph Technical Landscape: Exemplars and Recommendations Final Report (November, 2011)
Report is the focus of podcast and is available in several formats.

Additional deliverables including a look at publishing tools, device usability study, and user insights are also available.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.