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Research and development
Cristina Mussinelli, Secretary General of Fondazione LIA, has been confirmed as member of the EDRLab’s Board of Director for the third time.
The EDRLab (European Digital Reading Laboratory) is an important centre of research on digital publishing that was created in 2015 by Editis, Hachette Livres, Madrigall, Média Participations, Syndicat National de l’édition (SNE), Cercle de la Librarie, Centre National du Livre (CNL), Cap Digital and the French Ministry of Culture. The association has now 63 members from all over the world, including publishers, distributors and e-book retailers, suppliers of technological solutions and realities specialized in accessibility, as well as professional associations such as the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and Börsenverein.
It operates at international level developing initiatives and projects in the field of digital interoperability and technological innovation for the publishing industry.
The confirmation of Cristina Mussinelli in the Board shows an appreciation for the innovative research and development activity carried out by Fondazione LIA during these years. One of EDRLab’s main areas of interest is accessibility, a topic that is drawing more and more attention at European level. Both EDRLab and Fondazione LIA are moving in the same direction with the same objectives, promoting the accessibility of digital publishing contents. This year EDRLab has also created the Accessibility Interest Group, a new working group focused on accessibility and chaired by Cristina Mussinelli.
Erik Pattenden of Firsty Group was also confirmed in the Board. The EDRLab’s Board is now composed of the representatives of European strategic realities in the field of technology and innovation in the publishing industry. In addition to the founding members, De Marque, Vivlio and NordCompo are also part of the Board.