Fwd: Participate in Next W3C Conversations on Digital Publishing

From: Emmanuelle Bermes <manue@figoblog.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:07:09 +0200

This is my position paper for :
Publishing and the Open Web Platform
   16-17 September 2013
   Paris, France
   Hosted by the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI)

As a librarian having worked 8 years within the national library of France
(and in particular in the standardization unit) my primary focus is on
metadata. I've been working on using semantic Web technologies in libraries
and other cultural institutions for several years. I've been a co-chair of
the Library Linked Data W3C incubator group (2010-2011).
Today I work at the Centre Pompidou, major cultural center and museum in
Paris, as head of Multimedia services. I'm thus in charge of the digital
Centre Pompidou, our Website, which is a semantic Web platform for digital
content. But also, my unit is part of the Publishing department, and as
such, I'm in charge of e-publishing projects (smartphone / tablet
applications and e-books).

e-Publishing is still a major challenge, and often a no-go, for art
publishers. Applications are very expensive to produce and the business
model is still immature, especially in France where e-books adoption is
slower than in the US. e-book readers still lack the requirements that
would make it possible to create valuable art e-books. As a consequence,
art books are high quality publications which remain difficult to translate
into digital form without loosing part of their value.
Still, the Centre Pompidou is willing to experiment with the development of
digital publishing in several forms. We are looking for a suitable model
that would make it possible to merge our production workflow between the
website, applications and e-books. We want to tackle quality issues in this
regard, to make our digital art books valuable items, and also business
model issues - we need to keep the production costs as low as possible. So
this is the reason why we are particularly interested in the development of
the Open Web platform.

In addition, from a personal point of view I'm also interested in the
development of metadata in ePub standards and the possible links between
ePub and the semantic Web.

Best regards,

Emmanuelle BERMES,
Head of multimedia services,
Centre Pompidou.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: 2013/4/12
Subject: Participate in Next W3C Conversations on Digital Publishing
To: manue.fig@gmail.com
Cc: w3t-archive@w3.org

Dear Emmanuelle,

Following the successful W3C eBooks Workshop in New York City
(February 2013) in which you or other colleagues from Centre Pompidou
we are pleased to tell you about several new opportunities related
to digital publishing:

1. Conversations with the W3C CSS Working Group

   At the eBooks Workshop in NYC, we agreed to schedule a follow-up
   call with members of the W3C CSS Working Group and the digital
   publishing community. Here is a summary of that initial discussion:

   We now plan to schedule a second call on CSS. If this is of
   interest to you, please let us know and we will provide more
   information about the date and time.

2. W3C Interest Group on Digital Publishing (Draft Charter)

   W3C's Members are currently reviewing a draft charter to begin new
   work on Digital Publishing later this year.  Because of your
   participation in the first eBooks Workshop, we invite you to review
   and provide feedback to us on the scope of the proposed charter by
   19 April 2013.  Please send your comments to:

   Once the charter is approved by the W3C membership, we encourage
   you to join W3C and participate in this important work.

3. Series of Digital Publishing Workshops

   We are pleased to announce the second and third W3C Workshops on
   Digital Publishing in 2013:

   eBooks & i18n: Richer Internationalization for eBooks
   4 June 2013
   Tokyo, Japan
   Hosted by Keio University

   Participants in this Workshop will investigate international
   functionality that needs to be added to the Open Web Platform for
   Digital Publishing. The goal is to make the various eBook reading
   platforms suitable the printing and typesetting traditions of
   different cultures. If you would like to attend, please submit your
   relevant position paper by 30 April 2013 to:

   Publishing and the Open Web Platform
   16-17 September 2013
   Paris, France
   Hosted by the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI)

   The third Digital Publishing Workshop looks at the "back-end"
   processing to make the Open Web Platform suitable for commercial
   publishing, especially in print, all the way from authoring
   through to delivering the printed product and beyond.  If you
   would like to attend, please submit your relevant position paper
   by 1 July 2013 to: <team-workflow-review@w3.org>

The goal of these workshops is to help to prioritize W3C's agenda as
it relates to Digital Publishing.  In these workshops, and in the new
Digital Publishing Interest Group, requirements and use cases of the
Digital Publishing community will be collected and documented, to be
used by the Working Groups that develop Open Web Platform standards.

For information about greater involvement in W3C, including Membership
and sponsorship of these events please contact J. Alan Bird

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the W3C
staff at <team-dig-publishing@w3.org>.

Thank you again for your continued interest and support.


Ivan Herman
W3C Digital Publishing Task Force
Received on Friday, 28 June 2013 17:07:37 UTC