The European Digital Reading Lab (EDRL), a recent French non-profit corporation (Association loi 1901) having a principal address at 14 Rue Alexandre Parodi, 75010 Paris, France) is a new innovative initiative in the Open Source Digital Publishing area.
France and Paris candidature have been selected by Readium Foundation and IDPF to be their primary regional development center in Europe. So, French Public and Private stakeholders have just created this EDR Lab to host this project (Founders are the 4 Big French Publishers, Syndicat National de l’Edition, Cercle de la Librairie, Cap Digital, Ministry of Culture, Centre National du Livre, Ministry of Finances).
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 work of the IDPF promotes the development of electronic publishing applications and products that will benefit creators of content, makers of reading systems, and consumers.
The Readium Foundation (Readium.org) develops technology to accelerate adoption of EPUB 3 and the Open Web Platform by the global digital publishing industry.
Readium.org was formed in February, 2013 as a non-profit membership organization.
Due to this recent enthusiastic success, EDRL is looking to identify a Chief Technology Officer to lead this Open source Lab for all European Zone, play a key role in overall Digital Reading / Publishing Strategy around Open Source Evolutions.
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