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Re: Linked data in packaged content (ePub)

From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 04:42:32 -0400
Message-ID: <s2jf032cc061004280142mb9a0caban8f1be3d8bfe42698@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Stuart A. Yeates" <syeates@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod community <public-lod@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Stuart A. Yeates <syeates@gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know of any other attempts to put linked data into
> packages like this?

While arguably not Linked Data per-se, you might be interested in work
being done on the Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) [1],
which aims to use Atom for making metadata about ebooks available. A
key part of an OPDS feed are opds:acquisition links between an
atom:entry and a epub document identified with a URI and a media type,
for example:

<link type="application/epub+zip"
href="http://www.feedbooks.com/book/4440.epub"
rel="http://opds-spec.org/acquisition"/>

Implementors include people at O'Reilly, Internet Archive, Ibis
Reader, FeedBooks, to name a few. Much of the work is actually going
on in open bi-weekly conference calls, and on a discussion list [3] if
you are interested. On a recent call Hadrien Gardeur of Feedbooks was
talking about embedding opds atom documents in the ebook
serializations, so it might be worthwhile pinging him and/or the
discussion list to see where things are at.

//Ed

[1] http://code.google.com/p/openpub/wiki/CatalogSpecDraft
[2] http://ibisreader.com/
[3] http://groups.google.com/group/openpub
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 08:43:11 UTC

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