XML for University Press Publishing

Date: Monday, June 18
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Organizers / Speakers:
Emily Arkin, Editor for Digital Publication Development, Harvard University Press
Marjorie Fowler, Electronic Projects Coordinator, University of North Carolina Press
Jake Furbush, Digital Publishing Manager, MIT Press
Kevin Hawkins, Head of Digital Publishing Production, MPublishing

XML offers an opportunity to add layers of new meaning and functionality to text both by enabling its adaptation to different media, formats, and platforms, and by transforming it into a full-fledged data resource. But XML and its associated technologies and standards can be complex and daunting, with many competing approaches within University Press publishing alone.

This half-day workshop will explore XML from many perspectives, moving from the theoretical to the practical, in four one-hour sections:

  • Why? Philosophy of XML for University Press Publishing
  • What? Introduction to XML: DTDs, Schemas, etc.
  • How? XML and ePUB Workflows and Case Studies
  • The nitty-gritty: Hands-on XML Encoding Using TEI Lite
    Participants are asked to bring a laptop computer if they wish to try hands-on encoding.

AAUP Members: $175
Space is limited and restricted to AAUP members only. Please send no more than 2 individuals per press.