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EDUPUB Profile

Matt Garrish edited this page Aug 5, 2015 · 5 revisions


Digital content in education has the potential to significantly improve learning outcomes, as it can better support accessibility, adapt to individual learning modes, increase engagement and experiential learning through interactivity, provide immediate assessments and analytics, and increase social connectivity.

The EDUPUB profile represents the effort to adapt the functionality of the EPUB 3 format to the unique structural, semantic and behavioral requirements of educational publishing.


The EDUPUB profile is being developed under the charter of the EPUB 3 Working Group.



The profile reached Draft Specification status on July 23, 2015.

Future Milestones

The next projected milestone is publication of another Draft Specification in the Fall of 2015.

The profile is expected to reach Recommendation in 2016.

Adoption Readiness Roadmap

An adoption readiness roadmap will be published after the profile has reached Proposed Specification status.


EDUPUB Profile

Working drafts for commenting:

Related Specifications

Distributable Objects



Teleconference calls are held weekly on Thursdays at 21UTC during periods of active development.

Note: Teleconefereces are currently suspended.

Archived meeting minutes are available.

Face-to-Face Meetings

  • Boston, USA - October 29-30, 2013 - Agenda, Minutes
  • Salt Lake City, USA - February 12-13, 2014 - Agenda, Report
  • Oslo, Norway - June 19, 2014 - Informal Meeting
  • Tokyo, Japan - September 18-18, 2014 - Agenda, Report
  • Phoenix, USA - February 26-27, 2015 - Agenda, Report



  • Markus Gylling, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
  • David Stroup, Pearson

Working Group

  • Bailey, Brent (Elsevier)
  • Belfanti, Paul (Pearson)
  • Bonelli, Peppo (LIA)
  • Cho, Yong-Sang (KERIS)
  • Chow, King-Wai (ASTRI)
  • Conboy, Garth (Google)
  • Creasy, Keith (APH)
  • Duga, Brady (Google)
  • Gylling, Markus (IDPF & DAISY)
  • Harris, Zonker (VitalSource)
  • Ikeuchi, Yasuki (ACCESS)
  • Johnson, Tam (MTM)
  • Kaplansky, Jean (Aptara)
  • Kasdorf, Bill (Apex)
  • Keohane, Susann (IBM)
  • Kerscher, George (DAISY & IDPF)
  • Kleinfeld, Sanders (O’Reilly)
  • Lehmann, Darryl (
  • Levenson Hirschman, Yonah (Pearson)
  • Mathis, Rock (Pearson)
  • MURATA, Makoto (JEPA)
  • Prabhu, John (SPi Global)
  • Pritchett, James (Learning Ally)
  • Schroeter, Ben (CourseSmart)
  • Siegman, Tzviya (Wiley)
  • Stroup, David (Pearson)
  • Tamura, Yasu (Sophia Univ.)
  • Watanabe, Ryuichi (Sony)
  • Weck, Daniel (Readium)
  • Wright, Ric (Readium)
  • Garrish, Matt (Invited Expert)
  • Hector, Chris (Invited Expert)
  • Ko, Ben (Invited Expert)
  • Metcalfe, David (Invited Expert)


Anyone who belongs to a member organization of the IDPF may join the EPUB Working Group. For information on joining the IDPF, please refer to

Now that work on the profile has started, please first contact the chairs to join working group calls and participate in development.



Please direct general inquiries about the working group, such as how to join, to Markus Gylling (

For general questions about EDUPUB, such as what it is or how to create content that conforms to it, please use the IDPF forums.

Reporting Issues

The working group's preferred method for reporting bugs in the specifications is the github issue tracker.

IDPF members may also raise issues on the EPUB working group's mailing list. Please use the prefix "[EDUPUB]" at the start of your email subject line.