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NISO Webinar: From Device to Device: Adaptive Interfaces for Content

January 8, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda & Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
    Can't make it on the webinar day? Register now and gain access to the archive for one year.
  • System Requirements:
    • NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event.
    • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.
    • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.
    • Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.

    About the Webinar

    Content providers and libraries are struggling with the best ways to make their e-content adapt to the wide diversity of devices—including desktops, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. For decades, the PDF document format has been the fallback for digital content display, despite its shortcomings. But new developments and standards from file formats to improved cascading style sheets, adaptive layouts, graphics scaling, and device recognition are encouraging the move away from PDF, but many challenges remain. When is reflowable text or fixed layout the best approach? Can a user have a common experience regardless of device being used or should the goal be to provide the best experience for the particular device? How can authors and publishers ensure that specialized content such as graphics and tables are not lost or garbled when presented to a smaller screen? Is there an efficient way to produce and distribute content without re-creating it for every different potential device and format? Is it possible to create device-agnostic content?

    Understanding these issues is critical both for publishers who need to efficiently distribute content and for libraries who will be purchasing this content and ensuring their patrons, with their variety of devices, can access the electronic content they need. This webinar will describe some advances in adaptive publication design and provide a basis for what you can expect for making content device agnostic.


    Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

    Toby Plewak - Product Strategist, Publishing Technology

    In his role as a Client Strategist at Publishing Technology, Toby Plewak provides strategic guidance for the future development and evolution of publishers' websites on the pub2web platform. Toby previously managed new product development efforts, including mobile projects, at the New England Journal of Medicine and then at The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Throughout his career, Toby has been helping print publishers extend their businesses and connect with customers online.

    Jean Kaplansky - Digital Content Solutions Architect, Aptara

    Jean Kaplansky is a Digital Content Solutions Architect at Aptara, which provides digital publishing solutions to content providers for capitalizing on new digital and mobile mediums. Jean is an avid reader and early adopter of eBooks and eBook-related technology, going back to 1996. Her publishing production past includes work as an XML Architect for Cengage Learning, a Systems Analyst for Pfizer Global Research and Development, and an XML Consultant at Arbortext. Jean is an Invited Expert to the W3C's Digital Publishing Interest Group and currently sits on the IDPF Indexing, Open Annotation, and EDUPUB working groups in addition to the BISG Content Structure Committee. Follow her occasional tweets at @JeanKaplansky.



    If paying by credit card, register online.

    If paying by check, please use this PDF form.

    Registration closes on January 8, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

    Registration Costs

    • NISO Member
      • $95.00 (US and Canada)
      • $109.00 (International)
    • NASIG Member
      • $95.00
    • Non-Member
      • $125.00 (US and Canada)
      • $149.00 (International)
    • Student
      • $49.00

    Additional Information

    • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on January 8, 2014. Cancellations made by January 1, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

    • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
    • If you have not received your Login Instruction email by 10AM (ET) on the Tuesday before the webinar, please contact the NISO office or email Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager at jwood@niso.org for immediate assistance.

    • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.

    • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.

    • Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free webinar connection as part of their membership and DO NOT need to register for the event for this free connection. Your webinar contact will receive the login instructions the Monday before the event. You may have as many people as you like from the member's library view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections beyond the free one, then you will need to enter a paid registration (at the member rate) for each additional connection required.

    • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.

    • Registrants and LSA member webinar contacts will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived webinar recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.