Merve Verlag published the first book on CD-ROM in 1995 and the first mobile phone book in Germany in 2005 - prefiguring eReaders such as Kindle by two years. At the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair Merve becomes the first German publisher to present a digital edition of its complete back-list. Working with the Data Futures project  - a consortium of European and U.S. universities and companies working on sustainability - Merve has made its back-list available online using IIIF  and Mirador  and also as PDF download.
Previewed at the Book Fair in 2014, the permanent service now launched in Frankfurt includes a number of new components focusing on sustainability and interoperability:
1. The Data Futures project is a consortium of institutions and publishers including Aix-Marseille, Basel, Heidelberg, Lyon and Princeton universities. Data Futures is a founder member of IIIF-C, based in the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster, London.
2. The International Image Inter-operability Framework Consortium (IIIF-C) comprises a growing community of the world’s leading research libraries and image repositories which has embarked on an effort to collaboratively produce an inter-operable technology and community framework for image delivery. http://iiif.io/about/
3. Mirador is an open-source, web based, multi-window image and page viewing platform with the ability to zoom, display, compare and annotate digital material from around the world. It has been optimized to display resources from repositories that support the IIIF API's. http://projectmirador.org/
4. The Open Annotation Community Group's Open Annotation Data Model specifications were superseded by W3C's Web Annotation Working Group Candidate Recommendations in July 2016 and currently form the Web Annotation Data Model (WADM) W3C Recommendation of 23 February 2017. https://www.w3.org/TR/annotation-model/
5. Invenio is a digital library software framework for articles, books, journals, audio, images and videos - originally developed in 2002. It runs the CERN document server, managing over 1,000,000 bibliographic records. http://invenio-software.org/