STILL TIME TO REGISTER: NISO January 8 Webinar: From Device to Device: Adaptive Interfaces for Content

Cynthia Hodgson chodgson at NISO.ORG
Mon Jan 6 10:02:29 EST 2014

There's still time to register for NISO's January webinar on Wednesday.


Webinar:  From Device to Device: Adaptive Interfaces for Content
Date:  January 8, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Event webpage:



Content providers and libraries are struggling with the bests way 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. NISO's January 8 webinar will
describe some advances in adaptive publication design and provide a basis
for what you can expect for making content device agnostic.


Jean Kaplansky - Digital Content Solutions Architect, Aptara, which provides
digital publishing solutions to content providers for capitalizing on new
digital and mobile mediums

Toby Plewak - Product Strategist for Publishing Technology's pub2web
platform, a custom hosting solution that supports and delivers published


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on January 8, 2014 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available
for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance
(LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not
need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive
the login information. Members are listed here:
<> ). All
webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded
version for one year. 

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:


Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

chodgson at





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