Epub For Archival Preservation [report]

Johan van der Knijff
2012 Zenodo  
This report addresses the suitability of the EPUB format for archival preservation. Chapter 2 gives a brief introduction to EPUB. It presents a simple example that illustrates the general structure of an EPUB file. Chapters 3 and 4 go more in-depth, focusing on Core Media Types and the Package and Navigation Documents. Chapter 5 discusses the functionality that is provided by EPUB. In particular, it covers layout and appearance, and the support for multimedia and scripting. For each of these
more » ... or each of these aspects it also explains the differences that exist between versions 2 and 3 of the format. Processing EPUB in an operational (pre-)ingest workflow requires software tools that are able to provide information about each file object (characterisation). Chapter 6 reviews the main available tools. It also includes some tests on 3 data sets. Chapter 7 reviews the overall suitability of EPUB as a preservation format. This is done by evaluating the format against a set of widely used criteria (adapted from The National Archives and Library of Congress). Finally, Chapter 8 wraps up the main conclusions, and provides some recommendations.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.839711 fatcat:p24plyincjdivc7qrrxn4lejv4