OPDS

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The Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) is an application of the Atom Syndication Format intended to enable content creators and distributors to distribute digital books via a simple catalog format. This format is designed to work interchangeably across multiple desktop and device software programs.

This standard, also called OpenPub, supports ePUB as the primary reading format although additional formats are supported. It is based on an implementation by Lexcycle for the Stanza application.

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[edit] Overview

The idea of this system is to provide a format that can be used by eBook readers or even a dedicated eBook reader devices with Internet access to be able to search, discover, and download eBooks from online eBook catalogs. The system requires a RSS style processor that works with the distribution system to display choices with descriptions for the user to download. It could also provide the ability to purchase eBooks or other files. Supporting this format would be sufficient for wireless capable devices that did not include a Web Browser, or wanted to standardize the user interface experience from multiple sites.

[edit] Online OPDS Catalogs

[edit] (Mainly) English

[edit] (Mainly) Russian

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[edit] Metacatalogs

[edit] eBook Reading Software Supporting OPDS

[edit] Software Supporting OPDS

[edit] OPDS Catalog Generation

  • calibre2opds generates OPDS and HTML catalogs from the ebooks database of Calibre.
  • COPS generates OPDS and HTML catalogs on your server, from your Calibre library. Needs PHP and file access to the Calibre library.
  • Lucicat generates OPDS and HTML catalogs on your server. Needs PHP/MySQL to run. As of mid-2012, the author has removed it from his website and it is unavailable.
  • TinyOPDS - lightweight and simple OPDS server for the home use, needs Windows OS plus .NET 4.0 (client profile) or Linux OS plus Project Mono packages
  • Pathagar - Pathagar is a book server written in Python Django. It serves book catalogs through a web interface and OPDS feeds for use with clients including the Get Books activity on the Sugar Learning Platform, largely used on One Laptop per Child laptops. Book uploads, tagging, grouping and other management is done through the web interface. Bulk uploads are done using JSON and CSV.
  • OPDSGen - a simple PHP/JavaScript user interface that generates OPDS and HTML catalogs from files that have been copied onto a website.
  • Simple OPDS - Simple OPDS server for Linux platform written on python3

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