The Columbia guide to digital publishing / edited by William E. Kasdorf.

What is metadata? When do you need to archive digital content? How does electronic publication affect copyrights? How can XML and PDF improve your workflow and your publications? There is a digital dimension to virtually all publishing today. Beyond the obvious electronic media -- the music and movi...

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Other Authors: Kasdorf, William E.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Publishing in today's digital era / William E. Kasdorf. Digital publishing is both a given and a goal : The real revolutions have already happened
  • Various publishers, various solutions : Magazines and catalogs: where graphics became digital ; Textbooks: a tough translation to electronic publishing ; Scholarly monographs: saved by print-on-demand and e-books ; Trade books: the rights battleground ; Reference: where metadata matters most ; Newspapers: putting it all together
  • What next? : Some givens ; Some works in progress ; Some future prospects
  • Dive in!
  • 2. The technical infrastructure / Chris Biemesderfer. Overview
  • The basics of computer architecture : The anthropomorphized computer ; A few basic terms and definitions
  • The processing environment : Operating systems ; Application software
  • Display : Terms and definitions ; Overview of display technology
  • Data storage : Storage devices ; Disk storage ; Tape storage
  • Data communications : Local device communication ; Network communications ; Linking computers: LANs and WANs ; Communication rules: protocols
  • 3. Markup: XML & related technologies / William E. Kasdorf. Overview : What is markup? ; A brief history of structured markup standards ; Open standards
  • XML: the extensible markup language : Overview ; Using SML for structured markup ; Defining the appearance of SML documents ; Transforming XML documents ; Linking in XML ; Metadata
  • Communication, cooperation, collaboration
  • 4. Organizing, editing, & linking content / John Strange. Overview: the transition from traditional to digital publishing
  • Structuring content : XML in the digital production process ; Choosing a DTD
  • The impact of digital publishing on traditional publishing models : Case study: journal publishing in the digital world
  • Information about content: metadata : What is metadata and why is it important? ; Defining metadata ; Structuring metadata
  • Linking : Intradocument links ; Interdocument links ; Extradocument links ; Extradocument links: recommendations ; Reference linking
  • Conclusion.
  • 5. Data capture & conversion / Mark Gross. Overview: Entering a world of structure : A step-by-step approach
  • Untangling content from structure : Why is it important? ; Implicit vs. explicit information
  • Where does your data come from? : Legacy content ; Planning for future content ; Issues surrounding other data sources
  • The conversion process : Phase one: Concept and planning ; Phase two: Proof of concept ; Phase three: Analysis, design, and engineering ; Phase four: Production ; Where do you go from here?
  • Analysis issues : Text and characters ; Tagging of paragraphs and heads ; Cross-references and linking ; Lists ; Tables ; Graphics ; Indexes ; Bibliographic information ; Footnotes ; Math
  • Summing up
  • 6. Composition, design, & graphics / Thad McIlroy. Overview
  • Text, graphics, and page layout: the three elements of a page
  • Design vs. production
  • Three key technologies
  • PostScript: the language of print publishing : Competition ; Technical aspects ; PostScript versions ; Type in PostScript
  • PDF: Adobe's portable document format
  • Typography : PostScript ; Managing fonts ; Font troubleshooting ; Font embedding ; Controlling type ; Special typographic situations
  • Graphic types and file formats : Graphic types vs. file formats ; Graphic types ; File formats ; File compression ; Cross-platform file issues ; Imaging and halftones
  • Color : Thinking about color ; Color systems and color gamuts ; Color reproduction in print ; Proofing ; Color management systems
  • Page production : Desktop publishing ; Other page production systems
  • Image capture and image processing : Scanning ; Digital cameras ; CCDs ; Choosing a scan resolution ; Adobe Photoshop ; Clip art and digital photo libraries
  • Workflow : Component files ; Consolidated files ; Editability ; Obstacles to workflow automation ; Workflow automation ; Workflow design ; Networking ; Trapping ; Trim, imposition, and binding ; Preflight ; PDF and prepress workflows ; Digital asset management (DAM) ; The future of print workflows ; Print buying on the Web
  • Printing processes : Offset printing ; Letterpress ; Flexography ; Gravure ; Screen printing ; Digital printing
  • Working with printers
  • Resources : File formats ; Imaging ; Understanding color management.
  • 7. Accessibility / Frederick Bowes, III. Overview : Inaccessibility is costly in the information age ; The climate is changing ; Configurable content conquers most ; Digital technologies now make configurable content a practical paradigm ; Digital does not mean accessible
  • A closer look : What are "accessible" or "alternate" formats? ; Wo where are we now? ; What is involved in making a digital work fully accessible? ; Some key problems in dealing with accessibility today ; What are current drivers for change? ; Strategic considerations relating to alternative formats ; Strategic perspectives ; Summary suggestions
  • Closing summary
  • Resources and documents : Legislation: federal ; Legislation: states ; Standards ; Making accessible documents ; Other resources
  • 8. Digital printing / George Alexander. Overview
  • Digital imprinting technologies : Input: scanning, PostScript, PDF, and other options ; Imaging technologies for digital printing ; Other factors affecting choices in digital printing
  • Uses of digital printing : Digital printing vs. offset printing ; Printing on demand ; Short-run printing ; Personalized and custom documents ; The role of the Web
  • Available printing systems : Sheetfed printers ; Roll-fed digital printing ; Cluster approaches
  • Sales channels for digital book printing : Book and journal manufacturers ; Book wholesalers and distributors ; Vanity presses and self-publishing services ; Copy shops ; Digital printing in the bookstore
  • 9. Multimedia publishing / Florian Brody. Overview
  • What is multimedia? : A brief definition
  • Deciding on multimedia : Decision criteria ; Expanding the medium: the benefit for the publisher ; Some background on multimedia ; On-line multimedia ; Multimedia in digital publishing today ; Less is more: the power of text ; Risks and threats of multimedia
  • Multimedia experience
  • The business of multimedia
  • Multimedia technology : Delivery platforms ; Multimedia types ; Media formats ; Authoring tools and their multimedia capabilities ; Multimedia in e-books ; Multimedia authoring software ; Integration and user control ; Hyperlinks and nonlinear texts ; Standardization
  • Rights issues : Usage rights model ; Integration of multiple media means multiple industries ; Digital rights management
  • Conclusion.
  • 10. Content management & web publishing / Bill Trippe, Mark Walter. Introduction to content management : What is content management? ; Why content management systems are needed
  • Types of content management systems : Web-centric content management systems ; XML-based content management systems ; Genre-specific content management systems
  • Benefits of content management systems : Organizing files ; Separate form from content ; Automate mundane tasks ; Making it easier to increase sophistication
  • Issues to consider in content management : Workflow ; Views of the repository ; Version control and library services ; Scheduling: publication and kill dates ; Templates and stylesheets ; Text-authoring interfaces ; Personalization ; Syndication
  • Evaluating a content management system : Factors to consider in evaluating content management systems ; Proprietary CMS development issues ; "Your mileage may vary": opting for open source ; Commercial content management systems: additional factors for consideration ; Post-implementation issues
  • 11. Electronic books & the Open eBook Publication Structure / Allen Renear, Dorothea Salo. Introduction
  • OEBPS in a nutshell : Basic description of OEBPS ; Some very important facts about OEBPS
  • Electronic books in general : E-books: brief history and future of the idea ; Terminology and scope: what is an e-book? ; Advantages of electronic books
  • Thinking clearly about e-books : Navigating the hype ; Why we know that electronic books will happen ; What we don't know about how they will happen
  • The format problem : Introduction ; Categories of formats ; Formats up- and downstream in e-book production ; Format-related challenges ; Solving the format problem
  • The OeBF Open eBook Publication Structure : History ; Purpose and nature of OEBPS ; Terminology ; The OEBPS processing model ; The component standards ; The package ; Toward OEBPS
  • In conclusion
  • Some advice for e-book publishers : What you must know ; What you must do
  • For more information.
  • 12. Archiving / Heather Malloy. The importance of archiving : Commercial needs ; Long-term preservation and access
  • Other concerns for archiving : Are commercial needs and scholarly preservation mutually exclusive? ; Publishers and libraries cooperating ; Should everything be archived?
  • Where to implement the archive : Third-party vendors ; Noncommercial repositories ; In-house digital archive ; Combining options
  • Technology issues : The problem of obsolescence ; Format vs. content ; Formats ; Storage media ; Metadata
  • Issues in development and implementation : Cost ; Quality control ; Workflow ; Content management ; Copyright and DRM
  • Conclusion
  • Resources : On-line references ; Organizations and committees
  • 13. The legal framework: copyright & trademark / William S. Strong. Copyright : Overview ; Criteria for copyrightability ; Who is the copyright owner? ; Copyright registration ; The rights of a copyright owner ; Dealing in rights: assignments and licenses ; Fair use ; Protecting copyrights against infringement
  • Trademark law : The strength of the mark ; Avoiding trademark conflicts ; Establishing the mark
  • Other laws : Libel ; Rights of privacy and publicity
  • Lawsuits: is there nationwide jurisdiction? ; Contracting with customers : Licensing the individual reader ; Licensing the user organization
  • 14. International issues / Robert E. Baensch. Overview
  • Internet users worldwide : Europe ; Asia ; South America
  • The STM industry leaders
  • Establishing the Web site : Information distribution ; An interactive communications channel ; New sales and distribution channels ; E-commerce ; Market research
  • Understanding the global environment
  • Geographic and country priorities
  • English and other languages : Foreign language use in Europe ; Other barriers to global use
  • New economics of information services : Consolidation of publishers and their customers
  • Worldwide on-line advertising
  • Marketing on the Internet : Brazil ; China ; Japan ; Poland ; South Africa ; South Korea
  • International information sources : Financial and economic information for international markets ; Regional or country information ; International business resources
  • Internet publishing law : Copyright ; Trademark
  • Conclusion
  • 15. Digital rights management / Paul Hilts. Overview: What is DRM? : Controlling access to content ; Approximating physical distribution models ; Inventing new distribution models
  • Rights-based business models : Pre-digital rights management ; DRM-enabled business models
  • DRM technology : Reference architecture ; DRM functions: identification, encryption
  • DRM standards : XrML: the eXtensible rights Markup Language ; DOI: the digital object identifier ; ICE: information and content exchange ; Other DRM standards
  • Legal developments: important legislation : Milestones ; Legislating DRM? ; Current cases
  • Vendors: DRM solutions for publishers : Adobe ; Microsoft ; Notes on other systems and vendors
  • The state of the market : Likely market development scenario
  • DRM implementation issues : Is encryption necessary? ; Consider watermarking ; Seeking a vendor: validation criteria.