SSP web seminar: Digital Art for Publishers (Shana Kimball) Bob Persing 15 Jan 2008 14:20 UTC

From: Shana Kimball (
Subject: SSP announcement for Serialist
Date: 1/14/08 10:06 AM

Register for the February 12 SSP Web Seminar!
Digital Art for Publishers: Strategies for Success
*Tuesday, February 12, 2008 – 3:00-4.30 pm EST
Online using WebEx

As photographic and electronic technology has advanced, the tools for
creating and reproducing illustrations for scholarly publication have
become easier to use and more widely accessible. Generating digital art
of an appropriate quality for publication, however, can be complex for
authors, and the results of their work often cause frustration for
publishers, whose own staff may not have all the technical skills needed
to recognize and correct potential problems with submitted art files.
The end result: increased publishing expenses, production delays, and
poor-quality published images.

Join your publishing colleagues in this 90-minute Web seminar to discuss
the perils and pitfalls of computer-based art and design for scholarly
publication. Three production experts from leading academic publishers
and printers (representing both the STM and humanities sectors) will
share their tips for handling digital art and describe ways of avoiding
some common problems. Ethical as well as technical issues will be
covered. An emphasis will be placed on author guidelines, and some
examples of good practice will be shared and discussed.

Conducted over the WebEx platform, SSP Web seminars allow busy
publishers to participate from the comfort and convenience of their own
offices. All participants need is an Internet connection, a computer (PC
or Mac), and a telephone. One site registration allows any number of
participants in your office to participate using a single computer.

Moderators: Madeleine Donachie, Managing Editor, American Journal of
Archaeology, Charles Watkinson, Director of Publications, American
School of Classical Studies at Athens, SSP Education Committee, Members

* Jon DeLaConcepcion, Manager, Electronic Imaging Center, Allen Press
* Eric Pesanelli, Editorial Art Manager, American Physiological Society
* Jill Shimabukuro, Design Manager/Associate Design + Production
Director, University of Chicago Press

Check out the full details at
_> and sign up today. As always, SSP members receive a discounted
registration fee of $215. Non-members: $255.

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