Posted on February 6, 2023 at 9:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Library of Congress now has an EPUB reader for its Open Access Books Collection.
Kristy Darby, a digital collections specialist at the LOC, shared more details about this development on the library's website.
Previously, the 6,000 open-access ebooks were available to be downloaded as a PDF or EPUB file, but only PDFs could be read directly on the website.
As Darby notes, EPUB files more closely resemble the print reading experience — and almost 900 of the books in that collection were EPUB only, so the new EPUB reader expands access to those who can't or don't want to download the files.
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