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Let It Flow: Government Documents: PDF (or PDF+XML) to Reflowable EPUB

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January 13, 2014 12:00 PM

New York, NY

New York, NY

NYPL Labs hosted the Open Book Hack Weekend at the New York Public Library featuring digital book open source and content development based on HTML5, EPUB, and the Open Web Platform. Readium Foundation, O’Reilly Media, Perseus Books, Hypothes.is, Google, and Datalogics sponsored the event.

I served as a user experience designer for my team, which included Dave Mayo of Harvard University, Julia Pollacks of the Bronx Community College, and Jeremy Baron. We worked on developing a way to convert PDF documents to reflowable EPUB format. We looked at converting government documents, including a sample of slip opinions from the United States Supreme Court. Sample documents and scripts are located at:

https://github.com/pobocks/pdf2freedom

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