XML & SGML
Book Publishers Mull XML
"The book publishing industry is slowly adopting XML, said executives from vendors serving the industry."
eFirst XML for Scholarly Articles
eFirst XML is specifically designed to allow journal articles to be optimized for presentation both on the Web and in print using a single storage format by supporting references to multiple graphic and multimedia files.
Electronic Book Exchange
An organization of companies, organizations, and individuals developing a standard for protecting copyright in electronic books and for distributing electronic books among publishers, distributors, retailers, libraries, and consumers.
Modules for an XML Schema in the book-on-demand process
"In this paper we discuss an XML Schema design approach for developing Book-on-Demand applications. We consider the Book-on-Demand (BoD) process and discuss an implementation of it as an XML application. Our starting point is an analysis of the BoD process."
NISO Digital Talking Books
"Currently, talking books for the visually impaired are distributed on audio cassettes. The next-generation technology for this application will be digitally-based, bringing many improvements in sound quality, document navigation, and searching. "
ONIX is the international standard for representing and communicating book industry product information in electronic form.
Open Digital Rights Language
The ODRL is a vocabulary for the expression of terms and conditions over digital content including permissions, constraints, obligations, and agreements with rights holders.
Open eBook Initiative
A non-profit trade organization whose mission is to promote the development of a thriving epublishing market. "OEB is based on XML because of its generality and simplicity, and because it increases the likelihood that documents will survive longer."
Publishers Join Printers In XML Effort
Several leading printing and publishing companies have jointly agreed to test electronic formats for communications between publishers and printers.
SGML and PDF--Why We Need Both
Each of those technologies is very powerful in its own way; but ultimately, many publishers will use both in order to achieve the most streamlined workflow and make the best use of their intellectual property.
SGML and XML for Book and Journal Publishers
A brief introduction to SGML for publishers, with a brief comparison of SGML, XML and HTML, and an explanation of why publishers should be interested in SGML.
IBM offers information on converting XML to HTML, PDF, and SVG formats.
XML and PDF in digital printing
In the world of trade book publishing where PDF workflows are just beginning to be accepted, XML workflows are still largely unknown. This discussion will highlight one approach to merging the two types of workflow to create a highly successful digital printing and eBook distribution operation.