Comment créer un fichier ePub ?

"L’ePub est un format créé par l’International Digital Publishing Forum adoptant le standard Open Book. C’est un format “reflowable”, idéal pour le livre électronique. Il est aujourd’hui en passe de devenir le format standard pour la lecture numérique, étant supporté par de nombreux appareils – Sony Reader, BeBook, Nook, iPhone, iPad, Cool-er.

Voici une liste des applications permettant de créer un fichier ePub."

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calibre – About

"calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:

* Library Management

calibre manages your e-book collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

calibre can sort the books in your library by: Title, Author, Date added, Date published, Size, Rating, Series, etc.

In addition, it supports extra searchable metadata:
o Tags: A flexible system for categorizing your collection however you like
o Comments: A long form entry that you can use for book description, notes, reviews, etc.

You can easily search your book collection for a particular book. calibre supports searching any and all of the fields mentioned above. You can construct advanced search queries by clicking the helpful "Advanced search" button to the left of the search bar.

You can export arbitrary subsets of your collection to your hard disk arranged in a fully customizable folder structure.

Finally, calibre will even go out onto the internet to find book metadata based on existing title/author or ISBN information. It can download various types of metadata and covers for your books, automatically. The metadata system is written using plugins so that different types of metadata sources can be supported in the future.
* E-book conversion

calibre can convert from a huge number of formats to a huge number of formats. It supports all the major e-book formats. The full list of formats can be found here.

The conversion engine has lots of powerful features. It can rescale all font sizes, ensuring the output e-book is readable no matter what font sizes the input document uses. It can automatically detect/create book structure, like chapters and Table of Contents. It can insert the book metadata into a "Book J

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ODFDOM 0.8 – The new Release of the OpenDocument Java Library – GullFOSS

The new version of ODFDOM – the OpenDocument Java library – has been released!

Most people might know about ODFDOM, for the others: ODFDOM is an Apache 2 licensed Java library to easily create, access and manipulate the ODF documents.

In biggest feature aside of a more than a dozen patches for ODFDOM 0.8 is the complete revised new ODF table API.
The table is the first feature introducing our new layered design to ease ODF usage. Some quick overview:

Les SHS se mettent au 2.0 ou comment les chercheurs sont croyants sans etre des pratiquants.

"L’importance croissante des données numériques et de leur échange (qu’il s’agisse d’images, de textes, de vidéo, de musique ou de quelque autre « data ») a donné à l’ordinateur individuel, ou au serveur de données, une place prépondérante dans l’économie de la recherche, tout comme dans notre rapport individuel à l’information et au savoir. Sans micro-ordinateur, point de salut. Après avoir bénéficié de l’aide à l’écriture par le biais du traitement de texte, le chercheur dispose aujourd’hui d’un outil de traitement du savoir. Cet outil ordonne, classe, échange, propose, parfois impose des formats. Le numérique est un fait, il remodèle le paysage du savoir, de son apprentissage et des méthodes qui y donnent accès."

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Lost Identity – The assimiliation of digital libraries into the web

"The idea of Digital Libraries emerged in the early 1990s from a vision of a “library of the future”, without walls and open 24 hours a day. These digital libraries would leverage the substantial investments of federal funding in the Internet and advanced computing for the benefit of the entire population. The world’s knowledge would be a key press away for everyone no matter where their location. This vision led to substantial levels of funding from federal agencies, foundations, and other organizations for research into fundamental technical problems related to networked information and deployment of the results of this research in numerous digital library applications. The result was a number of exciting and influential technical innovations.

But, the attempt to transplant the library to the online environment met with some unexpected obstacles. The funding agencies and many of the members of the digital library research community mainly focused on the technical issues related to online information. In general, they assumed that the new technology would be applied in a largely traditional (library) context, and largely ignored the profound social, economic, cultural, and political impact of turning “books (and other information resources) into bytes”. The extent of this impact was demonstrated by the concurrent evolution of the World Wide Web, a networked information system not bound by legacy institutional conventions and practices or funding agency mandates and, therefore, able to organically evolve in response to the profoundly democratizing effect of putting information online. This has provided the context for the recent revolution in the web known as Web 2.0, a participatory information environment that contradicts most of the core assumptions of the traditional library information environment. The overwhelming adoption of the Web 2.0 model for both popular culture and serious information exchange and the increased evidence of the efficacy of this model for activities such as learning and scholarship

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Web FontFonts

"For nearly 15 years, web designers had two frustrating choices when it came to type on the web: use one of the few “web safe” fonts preinstalled on major operating systems, or substitute text with images and Flash/JavaScript® hacks. Not anymore. Recent developments in web standards and font formats make it possible to render HTML text in typefaces other than the same old default fonts. Today, FSI FontShop® International is leading the charge to offer fonts designed specifically for web use. More than 30 of the most successful FontFont families are now available as Web FontFonts®, including FF DIN®, FF Meta®, FF Dax®, and FF Kievit®."

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Blio eReader

"The FREE Blio eReader software is the new touchstone for the presentation of electronic books & magazines. Stunning, full-color pages come alive in brilliant 3D. Even image-rich books are now at your digital fingertips — because Blio preserves a book’s original layout, fonts, and graphics."

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launching epub-labs! – Reading 2.0

"EPUB-labs is intended to be an informal, open development
space, with associated mailing list, for ebook and media
developers to begin exploring the best ways of achieving
support for enhanced transmedia and internationalization
experiences for ebooks. epub-labs is intended to foster
discussion of best practices for html5, css v2/v3, and
other technologies for enhanced ebooks, in both web-based
and more traditional package delivery formats. "

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