January 22, 2022

New Online: Report From “eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards” Workshop (Summary and Presentations)

From the W3C Web Site:

W3C today published the report of the workshop eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards, hosted by O’Reilly TOC on 11-12 February, 2013, in New York, USA, and sponsored by Pearson.

W3C seeks to support the wide adoption of Web technologies in digital publishing contexts. Consequently, there is a need for the Web and Publishing communities to reinforce cooperation around well defined technical issues. This Workshop was a first step, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to ensure that emerging global technology standards meet the needs of the Digital Publishing industry. The Workshop has identified a number of technical issues where the W3C could and should work together in the coming years.

The Workshop participants began discussions to prioritize lists of topics such as presentation, layout, fonts, or accessibility. As a next step, the W3C staff will work with stakeholders, such as IDPF and BISG, in the digital publishing ecosystem to identify opportunities for work related to publishing standards that can be launched at W3C.

There were 43 position papers submitted, and 89 registered participants. There were 24 presentations spread over 5 sessions during the one day and a half of the workshop.

Direct to Executive Summary + Links to Position Papers & Presentations

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.