Multi-Format Publishing: Structure, Metadata and XML

The growth of digital platforms requires presentation-neutral versions of documents that can be published in multiple formats from print to web, e-book to tablet app. This one day course, based on modules taught on MA Publishing at LCC, will cover formats such as XML, e-Pub, PDF and HTML5...

Taught by: David Penfold.

Description

The growth of digital platforms requires presentation-neutral versions of documents that can be published in multiple formats from print to web, e-book to tablet app. This one day course, based on modules taught on MA Publishing at LCC, will cover formats such as XML, e-Pub, PDF and HTML5. Whilst not a hands-on course there will be exercises to build up your confidence in discussing these issues with technical staff.

The course will start with a brief historical introduction and a presentation of the current industry environment. This will be followed by an explanation of structured documents, illuminated through case studies and industry examples, to show how and when different formats are used.

Topics Covered

  • The importance of structured documents
  • The role of metadata
  • XML
  • e-Pub
  • PDF
  • HTML5

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of structured documents and metadata in today’s publishing environment
  • Understand file formats including XML, e-Pub, PDF and HTML5
  • Confidently discuss structured documents and related topics with technical staff

Who Should Attend
Those working on or managing documentation that is likely to be published in a variety of formats on a variety of platforms.

Level
Beginner: You should have some understanding of the publishing processes and platforms.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to improve your copy with Confident Copywriting or Proofreading and Copy Editing: BSI Standards.

Tutor information

David Penfold has worked in publishing for 40 years in various roles, including proofreading and copy-editing. In recent years he has been Deputy Course Director of the Publishing MA at the London College of Communication. He is also the Convener of the ISO Working Group developing an international proofreading standard.

Materials

Please bring a pen and notepad plus a USB stick to save your work.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
14/12/2016 - 14/12/2016Wednesday11:00 - 17:001 Day£380Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket