Registration Still Open for May 17 NISO Virtual Conference, “Convergence: The Web and Publishing Onto The Web”

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 14, 2017

(via the National Information Standards Organization)

You still have time to register for next week’s NISO Virtual Conference. The conference will take place on Wednesday, May 17, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST. The theme, “Convergence: The Web and Publishing Onto the Web”, will cover what it could mean for your organization, should book production shift from XML to HTML. More information about the Conference’s content is below.

The Web, as a publishing medium, is increasingly important. We live in an age when a publication or an app may not be a self-contained object or artifact, but rather a combination of browser functionality and HTML-formatted content. On the one hand, this enables providers to offer a more interactive and engaging reading experience than is possible with a static page. On the other hand, there are challenges in delivering that experience. Some genres (poetry, mathematics, etc.) have highly specific requirements for placement, expression, and rendering. How will content providers deliver material in those genres to the reader? What are the workflow considerations for production? For libraries—both those with publishing responsibilities as well as those with collection or archiving responsibilities—what new complexities are introduced for long-term preservation? For support of different devices? This six-hour virtual conference will examine next steps in moving beyond what we think of as the “printed page”.

To register for the Conference, click here. The final schedule, including speakers, is below.

Final Agenda with Confirmed Speakers

10:00-10:10 AM: Introduction

10:10-10:45: Keynote Presentation: The Web Imperative: How Web Technologies Are Transforming the Publishing Ecosystem

Bill KasdorfVice President and Principal Consultant, Apex Content & Media

10:45-11:45: Impact on the Content Provider: Platforms & Workflows

Thomas BeyerDirector of Platform Services, O'Reilly Media and Todd TolerVice President, Digital Product Management, John Wiley & Sons

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Break for Lunch

12:45-1:15:  Impact on the User: Design, Form & Function

Michael Jon JensenDirector of Technology, Westchester Publishing Services

1:15-1:45: Impact on the User: Accessibility

Charles LaPierreTechnical Lead of DIAGRAM and Born AccessibleBenetech

1:45-2:15: Impact on the Library: Collections & Preservation Concerns

Corey DavisSystems Librarian, University of Victoria

2:15-2:30: Break

2:30-3:00: Scholarly Publishing Case Study

David Kuilman, Director of Content and Data Architecture, Elsevier

3:00-3:30: Trade Publishing Case Study

Confirmed Speaker: Dave CramerSenior Digital Publishing Technology Specialist, Hachette Book Group

3:30-4:00: Wrap-Up Discussion

Moderated by Jill O’Neill, Educational Programs Manager, NISO

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