This is excellent news. This means there is a viable way of getting large complex test epubs ( the format supported by ipads) via Wikipedia or if you download the MediaWiki software you could create books locally.. .
IMHO 'Create a book' is one of the hidden features of Wikipedia. Students I've taught have never heard of it. Use the left hand menus to create an empty book say 'A History of Open Education' and then browse related pages, adding the ones relevant to the book. When you've finished your selection - press a button and the book as epub/pdf etc is generated in a few minutes. Some of the nice benefits include an index, a proper set of references for all pages at the end of the book and all the images moved across too..
Great fun for creating a book of notes on a subject for train journeys/flights ..
From Pat's links ...
"To create your personal e-book you have to activate the ‘Create a book’ link located in the left sidebar of Wikipedia in the ‘print/export’ section. Once activated, you can compile articles or complete categories into a personal collection and export them. Collections can be exported in a variety of formats like PDF, EPUB, or OpenOffice. You can also order a printed book via PediaPress, the official print-on-demand partner of Wikipedia.
EPUB is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). The EPUB export feature was developed by brainbot technologies, the company that created PediaPress and specializes in building tools for transforming the book industry."
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Sent: 05 October 2012 10:10
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Subject: Ebook / Remixing in Wikipedia
Thought this might appeal