Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels. We intend to do so by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators, because we believe that these groups in collaboration are uniquely positioned to help libraries provide support and events to engage readers of all ages in a library framework that explores and celebrates literature from around the world.

We want to increase the visibility of international works in English translation so that more readers can enjoy the amazing diversity in these books and the perspectives they present. And we would like to do this by increasing cooperation between literary translators, international literature advocates, and librarians, who are already experts at guiding readers to new titles. Whether you are a children’s librarian or a YA blogger, a rural library director or a teacher at a large urban school with a diverse student population, we would welcome your insights as we explore collaborative opportunities to encourage readers to explore beyond the boundaries of their own culture and language.

https://glli-us.org

ProseMirror, toolkit for building rich-text editors

A toolkit for building rich-text editors on the web.

An ideal content editor produces structured, semantically meaningful documents, but does so in a way that is easy for users to understand. ProseMirror tries to bridge the gap between Markdown text editing and classical WYSIWYG editors.

It does this by implementing a WYSIWYG-style editing interface for documents more constrained and structured than plain HTML. You can customize the shape and structure of the documents your editor creates, and tailor them to your application’s needs.

https://prosemirror.net/

Editoria Book (Help Guide)

Coko Collaborates: Editoria Community

Over the last month, there have been big advances in the Editoria community. Editoria Book
Community members from University of California Press, California Digital Library, Paged Media and Coko collaborated to document Editoria, facilitated by Book Sprints’ CEO Barbara Rühling. Across three days, the book was written, edited in, and exported from Editoria. A helpful guide for the community, it covers features, export formats, how to request new features, and ways to participate in the community.

Editoria is an open source, browser-based books production platform. It includes collaborative authoring and editing, web-based word processing, and automated typesetting. It also includes docx to HTML conversion and production tracking capabilities. It is free to install and use via the MIT License.

Editoria is community supported, and as such, this book was written collaboratively by representatives from Coko, Paged Media, California Digital Library and University of California Press.

The EPUB and PDF versions are now available for download.