IDPF Launches EPUB Standards Maintenance Work

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), the standards and trade association for digital publishing, announced that the maintenance activities associated with the EPUB standards will start this month. The DAISY Consortium has stepped forward to provide leadership and resources to assist in the maintenance for the EPUB standards. The working group charter was unanimously approved by the IDPF membership.

"It is essential that everybody in the eBook ecology work together to maintain and evolve the EPUB Standards," said George Kerscher (who is blind) Chair of the maintenance working group.

The EPUB standards are open and living specifications. The members of the working group are committed to assisting with corrections and improvements to the EPUB standards that will lead to wider adoption and greater accessibility. Details are available in the IDPF Press release.