Ubiquity platform now supports EPUB annotations via Hypothesis

Ubiquity platform now supports EPUB annotations via Hypothesis

Published: 15 October, 2018
We are happy to announce that we have released a technical change that allows readers to annotate e-books within the browser. Books at Ubiquity Press, and on the wider Ubiquity Partner Network, are often available in EPUB format. We use a great open source package created and maintained by Fred Chasen from FuturePress.org which allows site visitors to read the books in any browser. This means that there are no files to download and no additional software/hardware required to read the EPUB content. We are pleased to say that we have released the latest version of EPUB.js on our platform, which now supports the highly-regarded annotation overlay Hypothesis. The software is built as an open source, community-driven, non-profit service. Hypothesis is a free service to users and allows annotations, highlights, and page notes to be made publicly, privately to oneself, or to a private group (ideal for a class discussion).
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