That EpubPress extension looks really useful! I'll have to try that out.
For what it's worth, I'm the one responsible for creating the epub files
for the recent issues of the *Weave Journal of Library User Experience, *you
can see an example at the top of the latest issue here:
My method is somewhat manual and involve some HTML surgery (mostly removing
headers and footers, just keeping the main content divs), but then I use
Pandoc to sew everything together into a valid epub, and it works pretty
darn well: https://pandoc.org/
Probably not suitable for reading one-off articles as epubs, but it works
pretty well for us on the publishing side and takes maybe 30 minutes each
time we publish an issue of *Weave *for a nice added feature.
On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 11:19 AM Tom Keays <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Oops... living the past. I meant Pocket, not Paper.
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 11:13 AM Tom Keays <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 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
> > with Code4Lib Journal articles. With Instapaper, if anything is garbled
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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,
> > might try editing them in Sigil.
> > Tom
> > On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 3:34 PM Sylvain Machefert <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> 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
> >> issue?
> >> Best regards,
> >> Sylvain