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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 1A: Expanding the Possible…

Publishing 101
Concurrent 1A: Expanding the Possible: What’s New and Upcoming in Standards and Technologies for Publishing

We’re at a major inflection point where many of the standards and technologies on which the modern publishing ecosystem is based are improving in ways directly relevant to scholarly publishing. In this session, the speakers will focus on recent developments and upcoming initiatives that scholarly publishers need to know about. The speakers will emphasize the new capabilities these developments present for scholarly publishers and the impact they will have on metadata, markup, and workflows.

Moderator: Todd Carpenter, NISO


Bruce Rosenblum, Inera, Inc.
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera Incorporated, has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He also consults on the application of XML in publishing and the design of electronic production workflows. He co-authored the JATS/NLM DTD suite and developed the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema. At Inera he leads software development of eXtyles and Edifix. Prior to joining Inera in 1997, Mr. Rosenblum was Vice President of Software Development at Turning Point Software. He is a frequent speaker at publishing and XML-related conferences, and he served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013.
Nettie Lagace, National Information Standards Organization
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO’s topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked at Ex Libris, where she served for 11 years in a number of library and information provider-facing roles. She has an M.L.I.S from the University of Michigan.
Bill Kasdorf, Apex CoVantage, Content Solutions
Bill Kasdorf, General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, is Vice President and principal consultant of Apex Content Solutions, a leading supplier of data conversion, editorial, production, and content enhancement services to publishers and other organizations worldwide. Active in many standards initiatives, Bill serves on the Board of Directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and is a member of the IDPF Working Group developing the EPUB 3 standard. He is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee and is also an active member of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group, the Publishing Business STM/Scholarly Advisory Board, and the EDUPUB Alliance, an international collaboration advancing standards for educational content. Past President of SSP and recipient of SSPs Distinguished Service Award and the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, Bill has led seminars, written articles, and spoken widely for publishing industry organizations. In his consulting practice, Bill has served clients globally, including large international publishers such as Pearson, Cengage, Wolters Kluwer, and Sage; scholarly presses and societies such as Harvard, MIT, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, ASME, and IEEE; aggregators such as CourseSmart and netLibrary; and global publishing organizations such as the World Bank, the British Library, the Asian Development Bank, and the European Union.