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Ben Trafford, Member of XML Plenary, to speak at ALA 6/28 (not , listed in program) (Kimberly Douglas) Stephen Clark 16 Jun 1999 14:45 UTC

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Subject: Ben Trafford, Member of XML Plenary,              to speak at ALA 6/28 (not li sted in program)

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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
coming impact of XML and other new Web standards.

Speakers (Not listed in the Program):

Ben Trafford <>
General Manager
Exemplary Technologies, Inc.

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
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 <>
Director of Sales and Marketing
CatchWord Ltd

Bette Brunelle <>
Director, Database Technology
Ovid Technologies Inc.

Cindy Edgington Miller <>
Director of Product Strategy
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Christine Ruotolo and Stephen Ramsey <>
Associate and Assistant Directors
Electronic Text Center
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498