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Re: Linked data in packaged content (ePub)

From: Stuart A. Yeates <syeates@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 21:54:24 +1200
Message-ID: <z2z9b4315511004290254t2267c161jdabc61bd9b6c5cfe@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Cc: public-lod community <public-lod@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:
> 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

Thank Ed.

I was unaware of some of those developments. The schema in the draft
looks very useful, because it's something solid to check against,
rather than sucking it and seeing.

cheers
stuart
Received on Thursday, 29 April 2010 09:54:57 UTC

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