Standardization aspects of eBook content formats

Kyong Ho Lee, Nicholas Guttenberg, Victor McCrary

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Abstract

This paper presents the necessity and direction of a standard for representing contents of electronic books (eBooks). To identify the current problems of content formats, as a case study, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Open eBook Publication Structure (OEBPS) and Portable Document Format (PDF) in terms of functional aspects as well as critical standardization issues such as interoperability, openness, applicability, and extensibility. Particularly, this paper suggests an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based improvement of the OEB format as a standard. This paper also describes that PDF can be used together for different aspects of publishing process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-239
Number of pages13
JournalComputer Standards and Interfaces
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1

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Lee, Kyong Ho ; Guttenberg, Nicholas ; McCrary, Victor. / Standardization aspects of eBook content formats. In: Computer Standards and Interfaces. 2002 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 227-239.
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