Concurrent 3C: EPUB3: The Next Generation Delivery Format (Not Just for Books!)
Bill Kasdorf is General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing and Vice President of Apex Content Solutions, a leading supplier of consulting, data conversion, editorial, production, and content enhancement services to publishers and other organizations worldwide. Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), Bill has led seminars and spoken widely for publishing industry organizations such as SSP, OReilly TOC, NISO, BISG, IDPF, AAP, AAUP, ALPSP, STM, Seybold Seminars, and the Library of Congress. He currently serves on the IDPF Working Group updating the EPUB standard (and is coordinator of its Metadata Subgroup); the IDEAlliance working group developing the nextPub source format for magazines and other design- and feature-rich publications (chairing its nextPub-to-EPUB Mapping Committee); the NISO eBook SIG; and is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee.
Liza Daly is the president of Threepress Consulting and an experienced software engineer in digital publishing. In 2010, Threepress released Ibis Reader, an HTML5 ereader for mobile phones, web browsers and other internet-connected devices. As a consultant at Threepress she provides ebook strategy and software for publishers, authors and vendors. Prior to starting Threepress, she worked at iFactory developing online reference products for university presses. She is a strong advocate for experimentation, agile development, and innovation in publishing.