Karen Hill - XML for the Rest of Us

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Karen Hill - XML for the Rest of Us

  1. 1. The University of Michigan Press XML Overview <ul><li>Content Strategy as Digital Publisher: </li></ul><ul><li>Build cross-searchable collections and collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Create reflowable text for e-readers </li></ul><ul><li>Link text to multimedia elements </li></ul><ul><li>Present text in various stages of production (e.g., online review) </li></ul><ul><li>Chunk text for reuse (iPhone apps) </li></ul><ul><li>Own its content’s future </li></ul><ul><li>Key Assumptions for XML Workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Authors cannot do xml tagging </li></ul><ul><li>CMS systems will not be purchased or built </li></ul><ul><li>UMP remains independent from vendors </li></ul><ul><li>No cut-over migration. Titles and products will move to xml workflow over time </li></ul><ul><li>XML Workflow Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>XML-first workflow impacts the handoff phases of work as manuscripts pass from copyediting to Production </li></ul><ul><li>xml editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>DocBook designs </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion testing </li></ul><ul><li>Altering print-focused steps </li></ul><ul><li>XML Post-Production is low-impact; affecting output at the end of the print production tasks – creating PDFs for the printer and ePub files for digital </li></ul><ul><li>Output ePub and DocBook Review </li></ul><ul><li>XML Workflow Plans: 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>XML-First: </li></ul><ul><li>About 10 in current pipeline. First using xml-first DocBook schema was The Accidental Teacher, used for online review and commentable blog; test for vendor xml conversion </li></ul><ul><li>XML Post-Production: </li></ul><ul><li>digitalculture.org – DocBook </li></ul><ul><li>Kindle, etc. – ePub </li></ul><ul><li>Benetech – daisy xml </li></ul><ul><li>Other Events: </li></ul><ul><li>Copyediting Tests: First-pass with DocBook tags </li></ul><ul><li>Signing new products with highly segmented data (i.e., chunks) for enhanced ebooks and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Developing iPad and mobile apps </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to monitor new activity on the horizon, including </li></ul><ul><li>XHTML5 and ePub improvements </li></ul><ul><li>http://thinkubator.ccsp.sfu.ca/wikis/xmlProduction/XMLProductionStartWithTheWeb </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.openebook.org/idpf_groups/IDPF-EPUB-WG-Charter-4-27-2010.html </li></ul>Session: XML for the Rest of Us Saturday, 10:30am AAUP Annual Meeting 2010 - Salt Lake City

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