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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Sponsored Session: Sheridan: The Transition From PDF to HTML…

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Sponsored Session: Sheridan: The Transition From PDF to HTML: Out With The Old and In With The New

The PDF format has long been a great boon to scholarly publishing from its use in peer review and production to online delivery and the readers desktop. It was revolutionary in its ability to eliminate the overnight deliveries, film-based production, inconsistencies of PostScript file formats, and many other associated inconveniences and costs of the past. While PDFs have had a great run, is it time for another revolution? As users move toward browser and mobile-based interactivity as the norm, is HTML the future of publishing? In this session we will introduce a number of new tools and technologies that leverage HTML for authoring, submission, review, proofing, and even pagination and final delivery to readers in a printable form. Early adopters of some of these technologies will share their experience and well talk about the advantages for authors, publishers, and readers, including cost, speed, collaboration, and data collection.

Moderator: Mike Hepp, Vice President of Product Development, Sheridan


Kate Larson, American Academy of Pediatrics
Kate Larson is managing editor of Pediatrics, the flagship journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has worked in scholarly publishing for more than 20 years, which has included roles as copy editor, proofreader, and manager of editorial services. Kate holds a BA in English from Northern Illinois University and an MPH in public health informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Camille Clowery, Rockefeller University Press
Camille Clowery is Production Manager for The Rockefeller University Press. Camille started as a copy editor at The Rockefeller University Press in 2005 and now supervises in-house copy editors and production editors, upholding Rockefellers high level of quality for its three journals. She plays a key role in vetting new workflows as the Press continues to innovate and find efficiencies in production. Camille also works with vendors to coordinate productions tracking system, editing software, and composition system. Camille has a BA in English/journalism from the University of Delaware.
Michael Hepp, Sheridan
Mike Hepp is Vice President of Product Development for Sheridan. He leads Sheridans product management team and is responsible for managing existing technology-based products and services, identifying and developing new technology products and services, and establishing value-added business alliances with technology partners. He has been with Sheridan since 1994 and has held a variety of operational management and technology leadership positions within the organization. He has focused much of his 20+ year career at Sheridan on the development of technology solutions and XML-based publishing workflows but has spent a great deal of time working directly with customers on designing workflow solutions that help them to achieve their publishing goals. Although reporting into Sheridans headquarters in Maryland, Mike is based in Vermont, where he works out of the Sheridan Journal Services offices in Waterbury and lives in Montpelier with his wife and two teenage children.
Abhigyan Arun, TNQ Books and Journals
Abhigyan Arun is the CEO of TNQ Books and Journals, a publishing services and technology company headquartered in Chennai, India that provides services to some of the worlds leading STM publishers and has a North American strategic vendor alliance with Sheridan. Abhigyan has over 18 years of experience in leadership roles across business development, product management, delivery, engineering and customer engagement. Prior to becoming CEO, he was responsible for shaping the companys digital strategy, focusing on product leadership and achieving operational excellence through technology. He has previously held product development, relationship management, and delivery roles at Innodata, BBC, Satyam Computer Services and Cognizant. Abhigyan holds a bachelors degree in science, an advanced diploma in computers and a diploma in management from Henley Management College, UK.