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We’re back “in real life” in Madrid on June 3, in the beautiful Casa del Lector venue, with a one-day event organized in coordination with Readmagine 2022.

This is the opportunity to stay aware of technical advances in the digital publishing industry, AND to meet peers, at last.

Here is the overview of the program:

Welcome to the Casa del Lector

Say hello, meet the hostesses and grab the event wristband, chat with other participants before the sessions start.


Welcome introduction by Virginie Clayssen, President of EDRLab, followed by an introduction of the different sessions by Laurent Le Meur, CTO of EDRLab.

Evolution of the use of LCP in Europe

The LCP DRM has initially been created to protect EPUB files. But there were good reasons to extend this protection technology to other types of publications, especially PDF and Audiobooks.

Arantza Larrauri (Libranda) will detail how such protection is used by Libranda (Spain).

LCP tends to replace the Adobe DRM in many places, and especially in the context of e-lending.

Nicola Cavalli (MLOL) will present the Media Library On Line use case in Italy.

A 30 mn coffee break; enough time to meet people you didn’t see for a long time and debrief the previous session.

Café, leche, infusiones, agua mineral, bollería

Readium, the evergreen toolkit

The Readium toolkits are now used in more than 30 mobile and desktop applications and are still evolving fast.  Using Readium is not only about integrating  an EPUB 3 reader in an application: it is about integrating a complete reading solution, which includes different publication formats, bookmarks, annotations, search, protection and relies on a clean software architecture.

Hadrien Gardeur (De Marque), will present the latest evolutions of the Readium toolkits for iOS and Android, and the upcoming Readium Web toolkit.

Thorium Reader 2.0, what new?

Thorium Reader is a free, open-source, multi-platform, multi-lingual, accessible and LCP compliant reading application developed by EDRLab. It is becoming a reference for its support of EPUB 3, but it also supports PDF, DAISY, Audiobooks and Divina publications. A new version has just been released, v2.0.

Daniel Weck (EDRLab), will present Thorium Reader 2.0, its different usages and its development roadmap.

TDM Reservation Protocol, how you can control data-mining on your Web content

In 2021, a W3C Community Group specified  the Text and Data Mining (TDM) Reservation Protocol,  a simple and practical machine-readable solution, capable of expressing the reservation of TDM rights – following the rules set by the new European DSM Directive / Art.4 – and the availability of machine-readable licenses for TDM actors. It is now time to use it.

Laurent Le Meur (EDRLab), editor of the specification, will make a short presentation of the protocol.

A one hour break in the area of the auditorium, with finger food and drinks. Time to meet friends and prepare new partnerships.

Tacos de queso con picos de jerez, Mini ensalada mediterránea
Brocheta de tomate seco con mozzarella al pesto, Finger sandwich, Croquetas de boletus … and Bebida.

EPUB 3.3, a W3C standard with a test suite.

The W3C EPUB Working Group is working on the next release of EPUB, namely 3.3, which will be the first version of EPUB published as an international Web Standard in the form of a W3C Recommendation. The goal is to maintain a strict backward compatibility with earlier versions of EPUB, while adapting the document to the requirements of accessibility, security, internationalization and privacy, which are the characteristics of all W3C Recommendations. Also, an emphasis is to enhance the interoperability of EPUB Reading Systems through the creation and maintenance of an extensive test suite.

This presentation will give an overview of the current status of EPUB 3.3 work at W3C.

Ivan Herman is member of the permanent staff of W3C, and is the official staff contact for the EPUB Working Group. He is also one of the co-editors of the EPUB 3.3 specification.

The Accessibility clock is ticking

The European Accessibility Act will come into force in 2025, and there are still so many tasks to achieve in Europe …  This session will introduce studies and experiences in several countries.

Cristina Mussinelli (Fondazione LIA) will chair the session and describe the current situation in Italy.

Melissa Haquenne (De Marque), will describe the current situation in Quebec and Spain, and talk about production challenges for publishers and the difficulties they face in documenting accessibility metadata.

Gregorio Pellegrino (Fondazione LIA) will describe the status of the work of the W3C Publishing community on accessibility topics (image descriptions, accessibility summary etc.).

Dienaba Dia (Ministère de la Culture, France) will describe the current situation in France and the work in progress.

Gautier Chomel (EDRLab) will introduce the ongoing work in France on recommendations for signaling native accessible ebooks on bookstores in a standard way.


This session is organized  in collaboration with Fondazione LIA in the framework of Aldus UP, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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A 20 mn break; enough time to debrief the previous session.

Café, leche, infusiones, agua mineral, and maybe some remaining bollería

A use case around accessibility at Hachette Livre

The European Accessibility Act is at the door but most publishers don’t know how to implement one of its main components : the integration of accessibility metadata in ONIX feeds and EPUB 3 publications.

Vincent Gros (Hachette Livre) will present us a practical use case: an automated process for adding accessibility metadata to EPUB 3 new releases.

FXL made accessible? Yes it is possible

The EPUB 3 standard comes in two flavours: reflowable and fixed-layout (FXL). Rules to make the first variant accessible are clear, and W3C members from the publishing industry are currently trying to define recommendations on how to make FXL publications (quasi-)accessible also.

Vincent Wartelle (CEO of ISI, France) will present a professional solution used by French, African and Brazilian school publishers. Come and discover how to easily produce natively accessible resources with our new production platform, with many more surprises…

Lis mon Livre, audiobooks for elderly people

Choosing and listening to an audio book when you are blind or visually impaired is not so easy: a caregiver is essential for the choice of a title, and an accessible device required for listening. Older people cannot handle complex technical tools; what could be simpler than asking a connected speaker “Search for Harry Potter”, then “Start Reading”?

A connected speaker offers basic useful services (time, weather, news, answers to questions), but existing speakers currently only offer a purchase or subscription service for audio books (Google Play at Google, Audible at Amazon) which is necessarily expensive to use.

EDRLab has therefore developed an innovative reading service interfacing smart speakers (Google Home or Amazon Echo) to online media libraries, in the form of open source software. This service is currently tested by the Centre of Equitable Library Access (CELA, Canada) and by the Association Valentin Haüy (AVH, France).

Laurent Le Meur (EDRLab), will introduce the technical architecture of the service and present a quick demo of the current services.

Maaike Coppens (OpenDialog), will detail the conversational model setup for this project.

Basile Mignonneau (Association Valentin Haüy), will present the integration of the project in their new library API.

A farewell cocktail in the auditorium. Time to talk about how good it was to meet, discuss innovations you’re dreaming about, and prepare the week end.

Participation to the Digital Publishing Summit is free for EDRLab and IPDA members, and we’re asking a low entrance fee to other participants.


The DPUB Summit is a community-focused event. We will be covering costs through registration fees and sponsorship opportunities. If your organization/company can contribute through a sponsorship, let us know.

Become a sponsor of the event!

About Readmagine

Readmagine, on June 1 and 2, will focus on strategic topics:

  • Consumption trends and the impact of publishing on the SDG
  • The Book market in 2022: Data and Trends
  • Educational contents: Multiformat and global scope
  • Libraries as drivers of social impact
  • Trends on readership and entertainment consumption
  • The positive externalities of reading
  • The green publishing strategy
  • Digital market tools for the book industry: Discoverability and more.

The program of the Readmagine event.

Participation to Readmagine is free, on invitation.

Readium Developers Meeting

Also, we will held a Readium Developer Meeting in the same Casa del Lector on May 31, during the afternoon, as a 4 hours session, with a Zoom connection for those who are remote. If you are interested joining this free technical session, please contact us asap, as we will be able to host 15 developers only.

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