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XML for Standards Publishers: A NISO Connections Live Event

Monday, April 24, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mumford Room, Madison Building

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC


About This Event



It is entirely due to the generosity of our sponsors that there is no registration fee associated with this event. However, due to space limitations, we have already reached our maximum headcount. If you wish to be added to the Waitlist for this event, please contact Jill O'Neill directly (joneill (a) niso (dot) org). Please note we are not able to accept registrations at the door. 

Sponsoring Organizations:

  ASME, ASTM International, EasyDITA,  Edaptive TechnologiesFedlink, IEEE, Inera, Innodata, Mulberry Technologies, Typefi and XSB.

About This Event

Standards have been traditionally delivered as PDF documents. Yet in a world where standards are increasingly monetized through derivative products, exchanged between partners, and consumed on mobile devices, PDF does not provide the flexibility needed to meet current and future market demands.

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is hosting this event for standards publishers as an aid to the understanding of how XML provides the key to solve all of these issues, improve publishing processes, and bring business value to the organization.

Attendees at this symposium will learn how XML can:

* Facilitate interoperability between standards organizations
* Aid content reuse for additional products and revenue
* Reduce costs to publish with standards-based publishing systems
* Create multiple publication formats for different devices
* Support accessible publications for the visually impaired

Final Agenda 

9:00 - 9:30  Registration

9:30 – 9:45: Welcome
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

9:45 – 10:30 Implementing and Leveraging an XML Workflow at ISO
Laurent Galichet, Head of Publishing, Senior Leader, ISO

10:30 -11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Why XML and Why STS        

11:00: XML for Standards: Options and Opportunities
Tommie Usdin
, President, Mulberry Technologies

11:30 NISO STS: An XML Standard for Standards
Rob Wheeler, Director, Publishing Technology, ASME and Howard Gilson, Director of IT, ASTM International

12:00 Noon - 1:30pm – Lunch (Provided)

1:30 – 3:00pm Getting to XML
Moderator: Patrick Bosek, Director of Customer Success, Jorseck, LLC

1:30: Workflow Choices: When and Where Do I Introduce XML
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO, Inera

2:00: Incorporating XML into a Standards Environment: False Starts, Successes, and Challenges
Kim Breitfelder
, Director, Content Production & Management, IEEE

2:30: Putting Structured Documents to Work
Lesley West, Director, Product Development, ASTM International

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm  Enhanced XML Applications
Moderator: Megan Farrell, Director, Innodata

3:30pm: Leveraging XML to Enhance the Semantic Value of Standards
Rupert Hopkins, CEO, XSB

4:00pm: Using XML to Create Accessible Publications
Chandi Perera, CEO, Typefi

4:30pm: Q&A Wrap-Up and Discussion Session - All Presenters
Moderated by Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

5:00pm: Adjourn

5:15pm -- 6:45pm  Networking Reception (Location TBA)





Due to space limitations, we have already reached our maximum headcount. If you wish to be added to the Wait list, please contact Jill O'Neill directly (joneill (at) niso (dot) org). Please note that we cannot accept registrations at the door. 

Directions to Venue

James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540