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Typefi Standards Symposium 2021: A deep dive into Standards Publishing

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Standards Symposium 2021, a free virtual event for standards publishing organisations around the world!

If you’re looking to invigorate your standards publishing processes and learn from world-leading experts, take a look at the presentation recordings below.

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Panel: What’s Next in Standards and Standards Publishing

Kylie Rodier, Digital Publishing Manager (ISO Central Secretariat), ISO
Anja Bielfeld, IT Business Analyst, IEC

Learn about new initiatives and activities currently underway at IEC and ISO, including XML-based authoring, collaboration on a shared XML schema, and machine-readability in the context of standards.

From Microsoft Word to NISO STS

Robin Dunford, Senior Solutions Consultant, Inera

With Inera eXtyles, publishers of complex and structured content (journals, books, reports, and standards) can automate time-consuming editorial tasks and easily convert Word to XML. This session demonstrates how you can use eXtyles STS to create validated NISO STS XML files directly from Microsoft Word.

Typefi Standards Cloud

Caleb Clauset, VP Product, Typefi
Dilum Samarajeewa, Product Owner, Standards Cloud, Typefi

See a short demo of Standards Cloud, a free, fully web-based platform that enables National Standards Bodies to produce high-quality standard adoptions using the same technology and source XML that ISO uses—no technical or typesetting expertise needed!

NISO STS: Past, Present, Future

Bruce Rosenblum, Co-Chair, NISO STS Working Group

The Standards Tag Suite (ANSI/NISO Z39.102-2017), or NISO STS, provides a common format for standards bodies, organisations, publishers, and archives to publish and exchange standards documents. In this session, Bruce shares a history and overview of NISO STS Version 1.0, and what you can expect to see in a future Version 1.1.

Publishing Accessible Standards

Damian Gibbs, Solutions Consultant, Typefi

20 May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day—what better time to discuss how publishing content in accessible formats makes it more usable for everyone! This session focuses on the principles of accessibility in publishing, and practical steps you can take to create accessible standards.

Automating Standards Publishing

Guy van der Kolk, Product Owner, Content and Accessibility, Typefi

Publish your XML standards in PDF, HTML, EPUB, Microsoft Word, and more with Typefi! This demonstration shows how Typefi’s automated publishing platform produces multiple outputs, rendering typical content elements such as tables, figures, and math.

Multiplatform Standards and Guidelines Publishing at NIST

Kathryn Miller, Publishing Services Librarian, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a nonregulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST Technical Series standards and guidelines are highly utilised by the U.S. Federal Government, academia, and industry practitioners; however, most of the 19,000 publications are only available as PDFs.

In 2019, the NIST Research Library began a pilot to publish a sample of high impact computer security publications in multiple formats for accessibility, reusability, discoverability, and ability to store in repositories. This case study explores how the NIST team is now using NISO STS to provide the structure needed to convert Microsoft Word documents to XML, and creating PDF, HTML, EPUB, and DAISY XML versions of the publications.

The Future of Documents

Jan Benedictus, CEO, Fonto

The Future of Documents is shaped by a fundamental change in how information is shared and agreements are secured. This future sees a shift from traditional ‘e-paper’, formatted and optimised for reading by humans, towards semantically tagged information in an open digital format.

Strategically, NISO STS has prepared standards creation very well for this Future of Documents. Jan reflects on Fonto’s experience with SDOs and what this means for authors, editors and reviewers of standards, as well as consumers of them.

Continuing Adventures in Standards XML Publishing

Patrick Gibbons, Senior Solutions Manager, IEEE Standards Association

The IEEE Standards Association is well known for being a globally open and inclusive environment for consensus-building, and for producing widely-respected and adopted technology standards that are used around the world.

In this case study, Patrick gives an overview of how IEEE SA met the challenges of implementing an XML publishing system and shares some of the continuing challenges they face.