EPUB Publication Types Registry

25 February 2016

Status of this Document

This document is subject to change at any time. The terms defined herein will never be removed, but may be deprecated.

Any use of the terms marked [DRAFT] should be considered experimental.

Deprecated term are identified by the label [DEPRECATED]. These terms are no longer recommended for use.

Terms without a label are considered stable.

Requests for additions, modifications and clarifications can be made through the Issue Tracker. Pull requests are also welcome.

Overview

This document defines the set of IDPF-recognized types for use in the dc:type element in Package Document metadata.

This document is informative and is not tied to a particular version of the EPUBĀ® specification.

Publication Types

dictionary
Identifies that the EPUB Publication represents a dictionary. Refer to the EPUB Dictionaries and Glossaries specification for more information.
distributable-object [draft]
Identifies that the EPUB Publication contains a distributable object. Refer to the EPUB Distributable Objects specification for more information.
education [draft]
Identifies that the EPUB Publication conforms to the EDUPUB Profile.
index
Identifies that the EPUB Publication represents an index. Refer to the EPUB Indexes specification for more information.
preview [draft]
Identifies that the EPUB Publication is only a preview of a work. Refer to the EPUB Previews specification for more information.
scriptable-component [draft]
Identifies that the EPUB Publication is a Scriptable Component. Refer to EPUB Scriptable Components Packaging and Integration for more information.
teacher-edition [draft]
Identifies that the EPUB Publication contains the teacher's edition of a work. A teacher's edition differs from a teacher's guide in that it contains and annotates the text of the student edition. Refer to the EPUB EDUPUB Profile for more information.
teacher-guide [draft]
Identifies that the EPUB Publication contains a teacher's guide. A teacher's guide differs from a teacher's edition in that there is no corresponding student edition; it provides independent guidance to a teacher on some aspect of the curriculum. Refer to the EPUB EDUPUB Profile for more information.