The OPDS Catalog specification has seen tremendous growth in the last year and it’s now fast approaching version 1.0. We’re delighted to request your final comments and critiques on the 1.0 draft through 17 August 2010.
OPDS Catalogs enable the aggregation, distribution, and discovery of books, journals, and other digital content by any user, from any source, in any electronic format, on any device. They’re becoming an increasingly popular technique for moving ebooks around between companies in addition to offering an attractive browsing experience to readers looking for something good to read.
Feedbooks, the biggest OPDS Catalog success story, already distributes more than 2 million ebooks every month using its OPDS Catalogs. They’ve just posted a great overview of their ecosystem, which really shows the breadth of support for OPDS Catalogs today.
OPDS Catalogs are the first component in the Internet Archive’s BookServer Project.