May 22, 2022

A W3C Workshop “Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform” Scheduled For February 2013 in NYC

From the World Wide Web Consortium:

W3C announced today a Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform, 11-12 February 2013, in New York (USA). The event is hosted by O’Reilly and collocated with the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC 2013).Today’s eBook market is dynamic, fast-changing and strong. eBooks compete with printed versions, and there is a wide choice of hardware and software available for eBook readers. Nevertheless, publishers face major business and technical challenges in this market, some of which could be reduced or removed by standardization. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to ensure that emerging global technology standards meet the needs of the eBook industry. W3C membership is not required to participate. All participants are required to submit a statement of interest by 10 December 2012.

See Also: Workshop Planning Committee
Sad to report that as of today the committee does not have any representation from the library community. More members will be announced so hopefully this will change.

See Also: How to Participate

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.