This is an area where the code4lib community can have a huge impact. Conversely, if the Code4lib community doesn't have a big impact, we're in trouble.
I urge everyone to have a look at the OS projects that SourceFabric is involved in. In particular, BookType is a django web app that lets people collaboratively produce EPUB ebooks. If you want to implement a community ebook publishing platform, this is what you want to hop onto.
I'm really glad to see Henru-Damien looking at this, I think he could use help!
On Oct 29, 2012, at 1:11 PM, Henri-Damien LAURENT <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Le 29/10/2012 14:55, Jodi Schneider a écrit :
>> Sounds great!
>> Have you thought about starting from OPDS?
> Thanks for that hint Jodi.
> Nope, I hadnot tought about using OPDS.
> It looks really great.
> But from what I know of ILSes, ATOM feeds are not yet getting indexed straight into the catalog.
> But that could be something great.
>> Might be worth talking to some EPUB folks -- for instance Peter Brantley,
>> or else folks from threepress.org?
> I am already in contacts with some people from the EPUB world (namely SourceFabric, gluejar, and tea-ebook).
> But could be interesting to have more feedback.
>> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Henri-Damien LAURENT <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> I am about to write a tool which would help indexing EPUB into ILSes.
>>> My first guess is to produce ISO2709 or MARCXML record from EPUB files,
>>> but since MARCXML or ISO2709 is not really what I would call the more
>>> portable (UNIMARC and MARC21 may both be handled in the same file format),
>>> I am rather considering producing OAI-DC or html5 +schema.org <
>>> http://schema.org/>+dublin corebut that would rely on EPUB3.
>>> Any comment anyone ?
>>> Has anyone considered such a tool ?
>>> Is there any hidden corpse lurking around I should be aware of ?
>>> Have a nice day
>>> Henri-Damien LAURENT
> Henri-Damien LAURENT