Check out the latest NISO blog posting about apple's iPad and specifically its use of standards. According to Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing Director,
"what remains to be seen are the impacts on our industry of the new e-book distribution channel, the iBookstore; Apple's adoption of the EPUB format; and how DRM might be used. A lot will depend on the device's adoption curve."
Read the full blog here: http://www.niso.org/blog/?p=94