CoNETS roles of the package document's collection element

Yoshiki Sameshima (Hitachi Solutions)

Takanobu Hosoe (Hitachi Solutions)

Tomohiro Misawa (Hitachi Solutions)

2015-01-09

 

1. Introduction

This document introduces three roles for the collection elements of IDPF EPUB Publications 3.0.1. These roles are designed to faithfully capture sophisticated layout of paper textbook (which has been carefully designed for maximizing learning) and also to provide interactive features, which are only possible in digital textbook.

The three roles defined in this document are custom roles of EPUB Publications 3.0.1. IDPF encourages such custom roles to be registered at http://www.idpf.org/epub/extensions/roles for better interoperability. CoNETS has thus submitted the three roles to IDPF for registration.

CoNETS has also created a metadata vocabulary for these three roles. This vocabulary has only a few terms as of 2014, but CoNETS intends to introduce more terms in the future.

 

2. Definition of Roles

The three roles of CoNETS are identified by three IRIs: http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/unit,http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/pageset, and http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/page.

The metadata vocabulary for these roles is identified by an IRI http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/property, which is assumed to be declared by

prefix="conets: http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/property"

 

2.1 Role "unit"

Summary

a collection representing a learning content unit

Full IRI

http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/unit

Parent collections

None

Child collections

collections having the role "pageset" (http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/pageset)

Link elements

None

Meta elements

  •  conets:collection-version (mandatory)

 

2.2 Role "pageset"

Summary

a collection representing adjacent pages of the same display form

Full IRI

http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/pageset

Parent collections

collections having the role "unit" (http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/unit)

Child collections

collections having the role "page" (http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/page)

Link elements

None

Meta elements

  •  conets:popup (optional):  either "yes" or "no"

and so forth

 

2.3 Role "page"

Summary

a collection representing a fixed-layout page

Full IRI

http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/page

Parent collections

collections having the role "pageset" (http://conets.jp/spec/epub/odp/role/pageset)

Child collections

None

Link elements

one link element for a fixed-layout XHTML (mandatory)

Meta elements

To be supplied.