DAISY Consortium's News Brief - # 2016-08b
Enjoy a concise selection of digital publishing news. Our main goal is to inform DAISY Members and Supporters about new e-reading technologies and related developments.

Upcoming Events: Techshare Europe, Learning Ally Webinars

Techshare Europe 2016: Smart Accessible Technology for Work, Rest and Play in Glasgow September 15-16, 2016. Organized in association with lead technology partner Google. Register on the RNIB website.

Learning Ally will host three informative online events for students and parents in September 2016. Register online and watch on-demand if you can't attend real time.

What's New: Links to Notable News Articles and Media

New DRM technology: Readium LCP

The European Digital Reading Lab (EDRLab) is working on the deployment of a new Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology called Readium Licensed Content Protection (LCP), which they intend to launch at the end of 2016. More information about Readium LCP is provided on the EDRLab website.

EDRLab is requesting your feedback on what potential users of Readium LCP perceive as fair licensing fees.

These fees will enable EDRLab to:

and therefore guarantee interoperability inside the ecosystem as well as provide assistance with the maintenance of the open-source code that is provided to ease implementations. In brief, licensing fees will guarantee sustainability.

The information you will provide will stay private.

If you don’t mind giving your organization’s name, please fill the text field in Question 1; this is optional.

Link to the Readium LCP License Fee Structure Survey.

Kolibre, Raspberry Pi and New Release

By Daniel Ainasoja

Kolibre Vadelma is an embedded Linux-based digital talking book player for the Raspberry Pi platform. It uses open source software, such as Kolibre libraries that allow reading DAISY books from offline sources and connecting to DAISY Online services.

Kolibre's Vadelma player version 1.4 has been released!

Kolibre Vadelma supports the established DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3 (beta support) standards and the required operations in the DAISY Online Delivery Protocol Version 1.0.

Improvements in version 1.4:

Note: the image for Raspberry Pi 3 also works for Raspberry Pi 2.

There is a known issue in v1.4 such as background noise from audio output, in Raspberry Pi B+ and later. It can be fixed by enabling the experimental audio driver as described on the Raspberry Pi forum.

Images, configuration files and source code, are available for download at https://github.com/kolibre/angstrom-manifest/releases.

Any questions, test or bug reports, contributions, and suggestions are welcome. Follow GitHub repo at https://github.com/kolibre. Join Kolibre mailing list dev(at)kolibre.org or send an e-mail to daniel.ainasoja(at)kolibre.org.

Editor's note: Android 7.0 Nougat just landed on smartphones, but it's already been ported to the Raspberry Pi according to ZDNet.