XML 101

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Moderator: Laura Cerruti, Acquisitions Editor and Editorial Director for Digital Publishing, Books Division, University of California Press

Panelists: Kathryn Henniss, Production Systems Manager, Highwire Press; William E. Kasdorf, Vice President, Apex Publishing; Linda Secondari, Creative Director, Manufacturing and Technology, Columbia University Press

Description: This panel laid out the XML landscape for the publishing professional and non-techie. What is XML? Why should I care? What is the point of introducing XML into the publishing workflow? What strategies are there for tagging documents in XML? Where in the process of creating the book or journal or online product should XML be introduced? What are some presses doing? How should I choose a strategy? And when? Members on the panel discussed XML in the context of a major digital reference project, XML-platforms, after-the-fact encoding as a process, integrating XML into the publishing workflow, and XML in a vendor's workflow.

Please post outlines, notes, and/or links to presentation materials below.

Presentation Materials

Linda Secondari, Presentation (PDF) [1]

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