Congratulations to the W3C Publishing Working Group

Congratulations to the W3C Publishing Working Group

Datalogics is proud to see today’s announcement of the W3C Publishing Working Group’s formation. We’re happy to see many of our fellow alumni from the IDPF joining in the effort to advance publishing for the web, and we look forward to working with the publishing working group. In the fifty years that we’ve offered digital typesetting, layout, and document technologies, Datalogics has seen a number of important technologies come to fruition: PostScript, PDF, even the World Wide Web. EPUB is…

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Clipping Images in PDFs

Clipping Images in PDFs

I just came back from a family reunion in May, and we took our fair share of group photos to commemorate the event. Some people are fairly easy to pick out in group photos, other less so. Especially when you are extrapolating from other photographs of them from how many years before or since. Which made me think about how to isolate pictures of certain individuals to say, “this face, that’s definitely cousin Willy”. Since I don’t actually have a…

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Why DRM Is Getting A Negative Reputation

Why DRM Is Getting A Negative Reputation

Rights management systems seem to be controversial. Publishers (rights holders) need to protect their intellectual property and enforce the content usage rules required by their author contracts and business models. Libraries, bookstores, associations, and schools demand easy-to-use, flexible, and predictable loan and reading options, and DRM puts rules around what can and cannot be done with a book. The needs of these two groups can be at odds. I was doing some online reading about DRM in other markets, and…

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READynamic: Your Key to Unlocking Learning Potential

READynamic: Your Key to Unlocking Learning Potential

When you love another person, you don’t try to change them. You support them in reaching their full potential while accepting them as they are. I’m a parent, and I’m not perfect. My ideas about how my kids should be learning don’t always fit who they are. I grew up reading paper books and going to the library to do research. My children, however, are the opposite. They are growing up as digital natives. It frustrates me that my kids waste time online watching cat videos…

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