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LITA e-publishing program at ALA

Kimberly Douglas of Cal Tech sends the following note:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From kdouglas@library.caltech.edu Tue Jun 15 17:37:52 1999
From: Kimberly Douglas <kdouglas@library.caltech.edu>
Subject: Ben Trafford, Member of XML Plenary, to speak at ALA 6/28 (not li
	sted in program)
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 14:36:52 -0700

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to: pacs-l, etextctr, diglibns.

LITA Electronic Journals Electronic Publishing Interest Group
Monday, June 28th 8:30-11 a.m. New Orleans, 
Sheraton Hotel on Canal St. 
The Aurora Rm.

"Formats for Electronic Publishing: Decisions and Trends"

Electronic journals appear in many different formats - pdf and other types
of page images as well as HTML and SGML. Publishers and aggregators will
talk about their decisions to use a particular format and we'll consider
the coming impact of XML and other new Web standards.

Speakers (Not listed in the Program):

Ben Trafford <bent@exemplary.net> 
General Manager
Exemplary Technologies, Inc.
URL www.exemplary.net

As a member of the XML Plenary (the advisory group to the body that makes
all the future decisions about XML), Ben Trafford is an Invited Expert at
the W3C and co-editor of the W3C's XML Linking Language. He co-authors the
Open eBook specification, and is a member of the Open eBook Organizational
Group and the EBX Working Group. He founded Exemplary Technologies, a
provider of e-book tools and functions as the General Manager.  At this
session Ben Trafford will describe briefly what XML is and how it differs
from other electronic formats and why it is of such interest to the
information industry. He will comment on what the commercial or W3C
community is planning to do, what objectives, benefits and what its
strategy is for integrating newer formats - particularly given the reality
of existing market penetration of html and other formats.

Each speaker below will present what strategies and decisions they are 
making to make use of XML capabilities. 

Chris Beckett <chris.beckett@catchword.co.uk>
Director of Sales and Marketing
CatchWord Ltd 
URL: www.catchword.co.uk

Bette Brunelle <betteb@ovid.com>
Director, Database Technology
Ovid Technologies Inc.
URL: http://www.ovid.com/

Cindy Edgington Miller <cindy@endinfosys.com>
Director of Product Strategy
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
URL: http://www.endinfosys.com/
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Christine Ruotolo and Stephen Ramsey <etext@virginia.edu>
Associate and Assistant Directors
Electronic Text Center
URL: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498