Gene Therapy: Climbing Aboard the E-book Bandwagon
2. OPF—the Open Packaging Format. This provides publication-level metadata, and describes all the components of the publication and how they are tied together (markup files, images, linear reading order, etc.).
3. OCF—the Open eBook Publication Structure (OEBPS) Container Format. This describes how all the components of the e-book can be packaged together for transmission, delivery and archival purposes.
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.