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3.0: An XML Workflow UpgradePresenters: Michael Haskell, Manuscript Editor and  Electronic-Manuscript Administrator, Colu...
3.0: An XML Workflow UpgradeThis introduction to the CUP Word Editing System  will include:▶ About Columbia University Pre...
More than just copyediting . . .
Columbia University Press▶ Established1893▶ 160 new book titles per year▶ Diverse publishing program
History of the Editing System▶ The   Bronze Age▶ Word   and XML
Word and XML Workflow▶ System   of Visual Basic macros and  templates▶ Originally developed by an outside vendor▶ Upgrade ...
Attaching the Templates
CUP Initial Prep Options
Styled Text
Word Styles from the Menu Bar
Styling Toolbars
The Upgrade: Reasons and            Features▶ Inefficient markup led to poor  communication with designer▶ Lack of validat...
Effective Communication of        Document Structure▶ Strengthening of data model▶ Consensus between editors and designers...
Validation▶ Identification               of problems before content  reaches design phase▶ Departmental buy-in
Special Characters▶ Original system used entity codes used to  represent special characters (ā = ā)▶ Drawbacks     ...
Special Characters in Arial Unicode             MS Font
So . . .In the original system the word Qurʿān would           need to be represented as:             Qur&ayn;ān    ...
Demonstration of CUP Editing         System
Future Directions▶ Further process automation▶ More user-friendly XML processing/editing▶ Staff and freelancer buy-in▶ Emp...
Thank YouMichael Haskell   mh2100@columbia.eduScott Beebe   scott.beebe@oup.com
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  1. 1. 3.0: An XML Workflow UpgradePresenters: Michael Haskell, Manuscript Editor and Electronic-Manuscript Administrator, Columbia University Press Scott Beebe, CMS/Data Analyst, Oxford University Press
  2. 2. 3.0: An XML Workflow UpgradeThis introduction to the CUP Word Editing System will include:▶ About Columbia University Press▶ History of the editing system▶ Editing in Word and XML conversion▶ The 3.0 upgrade: Reasons and features▶ A demonstration of the system▶ Future directions
  3. 3. More than just copyediting . . .
  4. 4. Columbia University Press▶ Established1893▶ 160 new book titles per year▶ Diverse publishing program
  5. 5. History of the Editing System▶ The Bronze Age▶ Word and XML
  6. 6. Word and XML Workflow▶ System of Visual Basic macros and templates▶ Originally developed by an outside vendor▶ Upgrade done in-house to meet specific needs
  7. 7. Attaching the Templates
  8. 8. CUP Initial Prep Options
  9. 9. Styled Text
  10. 10. Word Styles from the Menu Bar
  11. 11. Styling Toolbars
  12. 12. The Upgrade: Reasons and Features▶ Inefficient markup led to poor communication with designer▶ Lack of validation step for XML resulted in problems with InDesign▶ Limited library of special characters disrupted workflow
  13. 13. Effective Communication of Document Structure▶ Strengthening of data model▶ Consensus between editors and designers▶ Enforcement via validation
  14. 14. Validation▶ Identification of problems before content reaches design phase▶ Departmental buy-in
  15. 15. Special Characters▶ Original system used entity codes used to represent special characters (ā = ā)▶ Drawbacks  Limited to predefined set of entities  Editors creating undefined entities on the fly (&Twithudot; for Ṭ)  Undefined entities cause errors in typesetting application (&Twithudot; = InDesign error)  Workarounds removed MSS from standard workflow
  16. 16. Special Characters in Arial Unicode MS Font
  17. 17. So . . .In the original system the word Qurʿān would need to be represented as: Qur&ayn;ān In the new system it can simply be: Qurʿān
  18. 18. Demonstration of CUP Editing System
  19. 19. Future Directions▶ Further process automation▶ More user-friendly XML processing/editing▶ Staff and freelancer buy-in▶ Emphasis on Press-wide workflow
  20. 20. Thank YouMichael Haskell  mh2100@columbia.eduScott Beebe  scott.beebe@oup.com

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