Standardising Standards

Publishing with STS, eXtyles & Typefi

Webinar series: Standardising Standards

In October 2017, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the publication of the STS (Standards Tag Suite), an XML tag suite for the publication of standards.

STS builds upon JATS (Journal Article Tag Suite)—the existing, widely used standard for journal publishers—and a variant of JATS, ISOSTS, the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) version of STS created in 2011.

To celebrate the release of the new standard, Typefi and Inera will host a weekly webinar series on how you can best leverage STS. The eight 30-minute recordings will include:

  • Everything you need to know about the new publishing standard;
  • The advantages you will gain from using STS, Inera eXtyles and Typefi to transform your publishing processes;
  • Real-world case studies of how standards publishers have benefited from implementing XML-based publishing workflows (including ISOSTS) in the past;
  • And more!

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  • Don’t want to wait for the series? Contact us now to find out how you can publish your standards more effectively with STS, eXtyles and Typefi!

Webinar schedule

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30 October 2017 Introducing STS
Chandi Perera, CEO, Typefi
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO, Inera & Co-Chair of the NISO STS Working Group
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6 November 2017 Workflow choices: When and where do I introduce XML?
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO, Inera & Co-Chair of the NISO STS Working Group
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13 November 2017 Getting your content into STS
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO, Inera & Co-Chair of the NISO STS Working Group
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20 November 2017 Publishing standards using STS
Eric Damitz, Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi
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27 November 2017 Working with adoptions
Gabriel Powell, Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi
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4 December 2017 Increasing the value of your STS adoption
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11 December 2017 Case study: Implementing and leveraging an XML workflow at ISO
Laurent Galichet, Head of Publishing, Senior Leader, ISO
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18 December 2017 Case study: Publishing multilingual standards with XML
Antti Saari, Publishing Specialist, Standards Finland
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Chandi Perera, Typefi CEO

Chandi Perera

CEO, Typefi

Chandi joined Typefi in 2006, and has over two decades of publishing and media technology experience. He has acted as a technology consultant to corporations and government agencies around the world, and is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content management, publishing, media, XML, structured content and digital rights management.

Chandi is a board member of a number of industry bodies and has degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.

Bruce Rosenblum, Inera CEO

Bruce Rosenblum

CEO, Inera & Co-Chair of the NISO STS Working Group

Bruce has more than 35 years of experience designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He heads up software development activities at Inera, including the design and development of eXtyles and Edifix.

Bruce also consults on the design of electronic production workflows and application of XML in publishing. He developed the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema, co-authored the original NLM DTD, is an active member of the JATS and BITS working groups, and is co-chair of the NISO STS working group. He served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013.

His 16 years of joint work with CrossRef earned Inera and CrossRef the 2014 NEPCo Publishing Collaboration Award.

Eric Damitz

Eric Damitz

Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi

As a Senior Solutions Consultant, Eric works with customers to determine the best way to use Typefi for their particular needs, and then implements their solution. He started in publishing over 20 years ago as a TeX typesetter at a small development house, where he learned such valuable skills as opaquing film, making Dylux proofs, and pasting up forms with hot wax. He also learned desktop publishing, which was somewhat more useful. He moved to a large educational publishing company and spent 17 years as a production manager working with his colleagues to re-invent how publishing works—several times.

Eric’s particular skillset focuses on publishing automation, workflow improvement, and single-source publishing for both digital and print. He has a degree in Rhetoric (writing, not arguing) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gabriel Powell

Gabriel Powell

Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi

Gabriel has been teaching InDesign since 2003 and is the author of Instant InDesign, Creating eBooks with Adobe InDesign CS4 & CS5, and Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video.

As a Senior Solutions Consultant for Typefi Systems and and CTT+ Certified Trainer, Gabriel teaches InDesign, Typefi, and other applications to creative professionals around the globe. He specialises in automated XML publishing, template building, e-book publishing, and accessible publishing.

Laurent Galichet

Laurent Galichet

Head of Publishing, Senior Leader, ISO

Laurent joined the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in November 2011 to manage the XML conversion project of ISO’s legacy content, helping to develop ISO STS. In parallel, he also worked to implement the XML production chain now in use at ISO. As Manager of the Production Support team, he is responsible for ensuring the smooth production of ISO deliverables and that ISO’s publishing operations remain state of the art with innovations in new publishing technology and services.

Laurent previously held different roles within STM publishing, working for Thomson-Reuters, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, and the World Health Organization. Prior to his move to publishing, Laurent worked in the polymer industry and pharmaceutical industry as a chemist. He studied Chemical Engineering and Chemistry.

Antti Saari

Antti Saari

Publishing Specialist, Finnish Standards Association

Antti Saari has worked with standards in both drafting and editing stages since 2009. He started as an editor at Finnish Standards Association (SFS) in 2009, and worked a while in IT standardisation, before returning to the world of publishing to help SFS migrate from a FrameMaker-based process to automated XML publishing.

Antti is an active member of CEN’s XML task force and the NISO STS Working Group.

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