Digital Publishing Interest Group
The mission of the Digital Publishing Interest Group, part of the Digital Publishing Activity, is to provide a forum for experts in the digital publishing ecosystem of electronic journals, magazines, news, or book publishing (authors, creators, publishers, news organizations, booksellers, accessibility and internationalization specialists, etc.) for technical discussions, gathering use cases and requirements to align the existing formats and technologies (e.g., for electronic books) with those used by the Open Web Platform. The goal is to ensure that the requirements of digital publishing can be answered, when in scope, by the Recommendations published by W3C. This group is not chartered to publish Recommendations; instead, the goal is to cooperate with the relevant W3C Working Groups to ensure that the requirements of this particular community are met.
- Mailing lists
- All Interest Group participants are automatically subscribed to the group's main discussion list public-digipub-ig (public archive).
- Comments from the public to the Interest Group are welcome on the general public discussion list public-digipub (public archive). All Interest Group participants are automatically subscribed to this mailing list, too.
- All Interest Group participants are also automatically subscribed to the group's W3C member discussion list member-digipub-ig (public archive); this list is W3C Member visible only, and should be used only for confidential information.
- Chairs of the Interest group can be contacted via the specific email@example.com. Anyone can post on this list, but the archives are confidential to the W3C staff and the IG chairs.
- Task Forces
- Meeting records of the Interest Group are public
- Open Issues and Open Actions can be followed through Tracker
- List of participants
- The Digital Publishing Interest Group is part of the W3C Digital Publishing Activity.
Published documents and drafts
- Requirements for Latin Text Layout and Pagination (latest draft: 2014-09-30)
- Annotation Use Cases
- DPUB IG Metadata Task Force Report
- Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 (Recommendation track document, currently a Draft)
- List of important W3C specification for the Publishing Industry (Wiki page, writable for anyone with a public W3C account).
List of current DIGPUB IG Task Forces
|Current Goals||Publications||Leader(s)||Repository||Resources, Use Cases|
|Layout & Styling||Expand coverage of latinreq; document spreads and bleeds, find material on STEM and higher-ed publications; looking at issues around pagination||"Requirements for Latin Text Layout and Pagination"||Dave Cramer||github repository, github paged view,||TF wiki, TF wiki, Styling Use Cases 1., I18N Use Cases 2., Pagination Use Cases|
|Content & Markup||Review existing lists of structural vocabulary terms. Provide selected terms to PF for inclusion as digital publishing module of ARIA.||Tzviya Siegman||github repository, github paged view,||TF wiki, Use Cases|
|Accessibility||Review UAAG, EPUB 3 a11y features/guidelines (particularly media overlays, CSS Speech, Braille, and SVG)||Deborah Kaplan, Charles LaPierre||github repository, github paged view,||TF wiki, Use Cases|
|STEM||Review STEM-specific requirements, usage, deployments, etc, of W3C standards (HTML, MathML etc), web technology, markup and data formats. In particular, undertake kick-off interviews with specialists followed by a wider survey among practitioners, and summarize results in a report and the use cases.||Peter Krautzberger||github repository, github paged view,||TF wiki, Use Cases|
|Identifiers||Explore the technical challenges and requirements on identifiers with reference to EPUB-WEB||Bill Kasdorf||github repository, github paged view,||TF wiki, Use Cases|
Closed task forces
|Current Goals||Publications||Leader(s)||Repository||Resources, Use Cases|
|Annotation||Collect community feedback, then produce updated version; feed the results to the general Annotation work at W3C||"Annotation Use Cases"||Robert Sanderson||github repository, github paged view,||TF Wiki, Use Cases|
|Metadata||Set up two committees of volunteers, one to research current informational resources available from the W3C and elsewhere regarding RDF, and the other to research identifiers that are or should be expressed as URIs and consult with their governing organizations to see what instructions or guidance they are providing and what level of URI usage they are currently experiencing. Also, finalize report in GitHub and turn it into a W3C Note by December 20.||Task force report||Bill Kasdorf, Madi Solomon||github repository, github paged view,||TF wiki, Use Cases|
Other task forces considered by the group
These task forces are currently not existing or active; they may be subject of future work.
|Group(s) of Use Cases|
|Packaging and Distribution|
Other document for the DPUB industry
- next F2F: 26 May 2015, the day before the IDPF conference at BEA. Hosted by Hachette Book Group’s new office: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104. See proposals:next F2F
- May 2015 F2F Logistics and Details
- [Oct 2015 F2F at TPAC Logistics and Details https://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/wiki/Oct_2015_F2F_Logistics_and_Details]
Important Resources on this Wiki
- August 6th 2013 at 15h00 GMT: first IG telecon meeting.
- November 2013: first face-to-face meeting, in conjunction with the W3C TPAC week in 2013.
- January 2014: draft of the technical issues relevant to other W3C Groups (see the first deliverable above), based on the results of the three W3C Digital Publishing Workshops (February 2013 in New York, June 2013 in Tokyo, and September 2013 in Paris), the planned face-to-face meeting of the Interest Group, and input provided to the Interest Group.
- July 2014: first stable set of technical issues and requirements (e.g., in the form of a W3C Interest Group Note) relevant to W3C groups (see the first deliverable above), documented by use cases, and delivered to other W3C groups. These documents may also include requirements presented to existing W3C Working Groups, and/or proposed new work requiring a new Working Group to be chartered.
- July 2014: first stable set (in the form of a W3C Interest Group Note) of a detailed overview of W3C specifications (see the second deliverable above), relevant for the Digital Publishing industry.
- October 2014: face-to-face meeting, in conjunction with the W3C TPAC week in 2014.
To get the most out of this work, participants should expect to devote several hours a week; for budgeting purposes, we recommend at least half a day a week. For chairs and document editors the commitment will be higher, say, 1-2 days a week. Participants who follow the work less closely should be aware that if they miss decisions through inattention further discussion of those issues may be ruled out of order. However, most participants follow some areas of discussion more closely than others, and the time needed to stay in good standing therefore varies from week to week.
W3C Group Resources
- Art of Consensus (guide to working at W3C) (W3C member confidential)
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Process Document
- All W3C Groups (W3C member confidential)
- Telco tools
Email the chairs and staff contacts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Markus Gylling, IDPF and the Daisy Consortium, Co-Chair
- Tzviya Siegman, Wiley, Co-Chair
- Thierry Michel, W3C, Staff Contact
- Ivan Herman, W3C, Staff Contact