Who we are

EDRLab has become the European headquarter of both the International Digital Publishing Forum and the Readium Foundation.

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption. The IDPF develops and maintains the EPUB content publication standard.

The Readium Foundation was formed in February, 2013 as a non-profit membership organization. It develops software technology to accelerate adoption of EPUB and the Open Web Platform by the global digital publishing industry.

Founder members of EDRLab are: Editis, Hachette, Madrigall, Media Participations, Syndicat National de l’édition, Cercle de la Librarie, Centre National du livre, Cap Digital, the French Ministry of Culture and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.

The association is expanding fast and will reach 20 members by the end of year 2015 (see Our members). Among them, companies specialized in authoring tools, content processing, e-readers, digital distribution …
EDRLab is located inside Cap Digital offices. Cap Digital is the French business cluster for digital content and services.

What we do

Our main objective is to help provide a technical foundation for the European digital publishing ecosystem.
To achieve this goal, we will promote the adoption of the EPUB 3 standard across Europe, and dedicate resources to Readium open source software developments.

Who funds EDRLab

EDRLab’s main income is from membership fees. Such fees support the mission of the Association to develop commercial-grade open source software that advances an open interoperable ecosystem for the creation and distribution of digital content in order to foster innovation, accessibility, and a global sharing of knowledge.

Founder members, large industrial or academic partners and institutions will provide a large part of the funding during the first years.

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