I used to try to convert articles to ePub so I could read them later, but
over time, I've reverted to using Instapaper for that
purpose. (Aside: Paper is perhaps a more robust alternative, although I
haven't made the switch yet myself. I noticed that Firefox seems to use
Paper for its in-browser reader.) In any case, Instapaper works well enough
with Code4Lib Journal articles. With Instapaper, if anything is garbled and
I still want to read it, I just go to the original and read it there
instead. I also use an IFTTT applet that reads RSS feeds and saves articles
automatically to Instapaper. That's pretty sweet.
However, to actually answer your question, I came across a browser
extension called EpubPress -- https://epub.press/ -- that looks pretty
good. I opened up 6 articles from the current issue of Code4Lib Journal
and followed the EpubPress wizard to select all of them to convert to ePub.
It made a nice little booklet with a table of contents. Graphics and even
tables were handled pretty well. Code was a bit of a mess (long lines
wrapped awkwardly), but probably good enough. I guess if I cared enough, I
might try editing them in Sigil.
On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 3:34 PM Sylvain Machefert <
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> summer is fast approaching and with it is coming time to catch up with
> C4L journals issues I have missed. I was looking for a way to get the
> latests issues as epub and so far I have not found an easy way to do it.
> I have found the discussions on code4lib wiki that date back to 2014 :
> https://wiki.code4lib.org/C4lMW14_-_Code4Lib_Journal_as_epub and the
> associated github repository
> https://github.com/jtgorman/c4l-journal-as-epub but the issue27.epub
> example is generating errors in Calibre.
> The ruby code at https://github.com/LouisStAmour/journal2epub seems to
> work better as the downloadable epubs at
> https://github.com/LouisStAmour/journal2epub/downloads work fine but
> they stop at issue 12, and as I am not really into ruby I have not
> been able to install it. But as the latest update is from 9 years ago,
> I am not sure it is a good idea to investigate into it.
> So to summarize : is anybody there reading C4L journal as epub? Would
> you please share your method to get properly formatted epub from an
> Best regards,