Monday, December 30, 2013

NISO Webinar: From Device to Device: Adaptive Interfaces for Content > January 8 2014 > 1:00 - 2:30 PM (ET)

About the Webinar

Content providers and libraries are struggling with the bests way to make their e-content adapt to the wide diversity of devices—including desktops, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. For decades, the PDF document format has been the fallback for digital content display, despite its shortcomings. But new developments and standards from file formats to improved cascading style sheets, adaptive layouts, graphics scaling, and device recognition are encouraging the move away from PDF, but many challenges remain. When is reflowable text or fixed layout the best approach? Can a user have a common experience regardless of device being used or should the goal be to provide the best experience for the particular device? How can authors and publishers ensure that specialized content such as graphics and tables are not lost or garbled when presented to a smaller screen? Is there an efficient way to produce and distribute content without re-creating it for every different potential device and format? Is it possible to create device-agnostic content?

Understanding these issues is critical both for publishers who need to efficiently distribute content and for libraries who will be purchasing this content and ensuring their patrons, with their variety of devices, can access the electronic content they need. This webinar will describe some advances in adaptive publication design and provide a basis for what you can expect for making content device agnostic.



Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

Jean Kaplansky - Digital Content Solutions Architect, Aptara

Jean Kaplansky is a Digital Content Solutions Architect at Aptara, which provides digital publishing solutions to content providers for capitalizing on new digital and mobile mediums. Jean is an avid reader and early adopter of eBooks and eBook-related technology, going back to 1996. Her publishing production past includes work as an XML Architect for Cengage Learning, a Systems Analyst for Pfizer Global Research and Development, and an XML Consultant at Arbortext. Jean is an Invited Expert to the W3C's Digital Publishing Interest Group and currently sits on the IDPF Indexing, Open Annotation, and EDUPUB working groups in addition to the BISG Content Structure Committee. Follow her occasional tweets at @JeanKaplansky.

Toby Plewak - Product Strategist, Publishing Technology

Toby Plewak is Product Strategist for Publishing Technology’s pub2web platform.

Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $95.00
  • Non-Member
    • $125.00 (US and Canada)
    • $149.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00
Registration closes on January 8, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (ET) 

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