Articles by Jon Noring

Update Announcement: Digital Publishing Network at LinkedIn

By Jon Noring
April 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Back in July 2008, I launched the Digital Publishing Network (DPN) at LinkedIn. This free group enables professionals and enthusiasts in the digital publishing universe to connect, network and communicate. DPN has had explosive growth since then, and currently has over 2500 members. If you are a [...]

The flexibility of ePUB

By Jon Noring
July 28, 2008 // 1 Comment

Flexibility helps keep us healthy. We can better enjoy physical activity which, in turn, motivates us to exercise. Keep on stretchin’! Likewise, a flexible digital publication format is much better for the industry—and for readers—than a rigid, limited one. To be more precise, a [...]

Digital Publishing Network group started at LinkedIn

By Jon Noring
July 18, 2008 // 0 Comments

Recently I’ve started to build my connections at LinkedIn. From my vantage point LinkedIn appears to be an excellent professionally-oriented online networking service. I’m also active in Facebook, and that has proven to be great for both personal and professional networking. (I [...]

David offline, no ETA but hopefully he’ll return soon…

By Jon Noring
June 11, 2008 // 1 Comment

David Rothman phoned me saying that Comcast, which provides his online service in Alexandria, VA, is currently down. He does not know when he’ll be back online, but hopefully by this evening or tomorrow morning. (Update: 12-June-2008, 11:30 AM EDT: As everyone can see, David is back online. [...]

ePub demystified – Tomorrow’s e-book reader the web browser?

By Jon Noring
May 16, 2008 // 25 Comments

I have been quite perplexed in reading the many comments about IDPF’s “ePub” format following the release late last year of its underlying specs. A number of very smart people, including several developers who naturally dig deeply into tech specs, have painted ePub as a dark and [...]

How ePub beats obsolescence

By Jon Noring
May 15, 2008 // 4 Comments

When I was in college I collected 78 RPM phonograph records, primarily jazz records from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Either I was good at collecting, or just lucky. I found and acquired several large jazz and blues collections (a total of over 100,000 records, about 25 tons, [...]

New e-mail list for .epub fans

By Jon Noring
April 12, 2008 // 0 Comments

Since interest in the new IDPF EPub e-book open standard appears to be growing by leaps and bounds, I’ve started a new Yahoo Group for detailed discussions about EPub, called EPub Community. EPub Community is intended for publication creators, developers, readers, and anyone else interested [...]

Be My PAL? Call for annotation/linking open standard

By Jon Noring
December 21, 2007 // 2 Comments

Moderator’s note: Great timing, Jon. I’ve just posted The Triumph of social sites: Publishers, listen up! Annotation-style capabilities, of course, will make in-book communities possible. – D.R. David Rothman recently called on IDPF to develop an open standard, third-party [...]

Digital Text Community — new forum on digitizing “ink-on-paper” texts

By Jon Noring
December 13, 2007 // 0 Comments

(This article announces the launch of the Digital Text Community, a new mailing list for serious discussion on the digitization of “ink-on-paper” texts, such as books, periodicals, documents, etc. Please join our community!) Like many of you, I daily follow and contribute to dozens of [...]

Hurry! Final call for feedback on IDPF’s OPS 2.0 spec

By Jon Noring
May 15, 2007 // 0 Comments

Tomorrow (the 16th) is the last day for the public and IDPF members to provide feedback on the draft OPS 2.0 standard (the XML-based framework behind the upcoming “epub” e-book open standard). OPS 2.0 is currently in its last public review stage before moving on to final tweaking and [...]

Belated congratulations to Distributed Proofreaders for non-profit status

By Jon Noring
February 20, 2007 // 0 Comments

TeleRead apparently did not announce when, last October, the Distributed Proofreaders Foundation (DP) secured tax exempt status by the IRS under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Congratulations! This milestone means that donations to Distributed Proofreaders by U.S. residents may [...]

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