EPUB as publication format in Open Access journals: Workflow and tools

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EPUB as publication format in Open Access journals: Workflow and tools

  1. 1. EPUB as publication format inOpen Access journalsWorkflow and toolsTor Arne Dahl, Trude Eikebrokk and Siri Kessel, 03.10.2012
  2. 2. Gold standard: EPUB— Open standard— Built on web standards (XHTML and CSS)— Reflowable— Accessible— Supported by many digital reading devicesEPUB in OA journals 03.10.2012
  3. 3. Problem: Workflow— Microsoft Word the main tool— PDF main publication format— No EPUB or XML skillsEPUB in OA journals 03.10.2012
  4. 4. Same workflow, new tools?— EPUB conversion tools — Calibre — Sigil — Writer2ePub — Adobe InDesign— Conclusion: Not good enough!EPUB in OA journals 03.10.2012
  5. 5. XML source format: JATS 1.0— NLM Journal Publishing Tag Set Version 3.0 — PubMed Central — PLOS (Public Library of Science) — Free XSLT conversion tools to HTML and XSL-FO (PDF)— Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS), version 1.0 — NISO standard (9 August 2012) — Upgraded conversion tools will followEPUB in OA journals 03.10.2012
  6. 6. New workflow Transform XHTML Source: 1.1 EPUB Convert JATS MOBI XML XSLT (Kindle) CSS Copy Microsoft Convert Word PDFEPUB in OA journals 03.10.2012
  7. 7. Time measuresArticle Old workflow (hours) New workflow (hours)Saks, 2012 3½Nygaard 2012 4¾ 9Kallberg 2012 2½Spehar & Kjekshus, 2012 2¼Abrahamsen, Holte & 8¾Laine, 2012Sum 9 21 ¾EPUB in OA journals 03.10.2012
  8. 8. References— Abrahamsen, B., Holte, K. A., & Laine, M. (2012). Work–Family Interference: Nurses in Norway and Finland. Professions and Professionalism, 2(1), 60–74. http://dx.doi.org/10.7577/pp.v2i1.19— Kallberg, M. (2012). Archivists - A Profession in Transition? Professions and Professionalism, 2(1), 27–41. http://dx.doi.org/10.7577/pp.v2i1.158— Nygaard, P. (2012). Professional Autonomy versus Corporate Control. Professions and Professionalism, 2(1), 11–26. http://dx.doi.org/10.7577/pp.v2i1.164— Saks, M. (2012). Defining a Profession: The Role of Knowledge and Expertise. Professions and Professionalism, 2(1), 1–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.7577/pp.v2i1.151— Spehar, I., & Kjekshus, L. E. (2012). Medical Management in Norwegian Hospitals. Professions and Professionalism, 2(1), 42– 59. http://dx.doi.org/10.7577/pp.v2i1.178Presentasjonens tittel 28.09.2012
  9. 9. Resources— Calibre ebook management: http://calibre-ebook.com/— EPUB 2.0.1 specification: http://idpf.org/epub/201— Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS), version 1.0: http://www.niso.org/workrooms/journalmarkup— Professions & Professionalism, (2)1: http://journals.hioa.no/index.php/pp/issue/view/60— Professions & Professionalism, (2)1, new formats: https://ojs- test.hio.no/index.php/pp/index— Sigil – a WYSIWYG ebook editor: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/— Writer2ePub – OpenOffice extension: http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/Writer2ePub— XSLT tools for NLM Journal Publishing Tag Set 3.0: http://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/tools/tools.htmlEPUB in OA journals 03.10.2012

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