[jats-list] JATS-Con Pre-Conference Tutorials, Monday, March 31, 2014

Subject: [jats-list] JATS-Con Pre-Conference Tutorials, Monday, March 31, 2014
From: "Beck, Jeff (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]" <beck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:25:33 +0000
JATS-Con 2013, scheduled for October 2013 and postponed due to the US
Government shutdown, will be held on April 1 & 2 of 2014 in the Lister Hill
Auditorium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD (see

We will be having two pre-conference tutorials on Monday, March 31. Please
note that the afternoon topic has changed from the fall. If you were
registered for a tutorial in the fall and still wish to attend, please
reregister (http://jats.nlm.nih.gov/jats-con/forms/JATStutorial.html).

PMC Tools and Data Workshop
This half-day morning tutorial will provide an overview of the various tools
provided by PMC as well as a more hands-on and in-depth exploration of the
tools-both the what and the why. If you've ever wondered why a particular
style rule exists or what happens if you ignore a style checker warning, come
find out, and bring your data! Participants are encouraged to bring examples
of data to work through with PMC staff. We'll run data through the tools,
explore the error and warning messages, and talk about the why, not just the

Introduction to the Book Interchange Tag Suite
The Book Interchange Tag Suite is an XML model for STM books that is based on
the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS; ANSI/NISO Z39-96-2012). The intent of the
BITS is to provide a common format in which publishers and archives can
exchange book content, including book parts such as chapters. The Suite
provides a set of XML schema modules that define elements and attributes for
describing the textual and graphical content of books and book components as
well as a package for book part interchange.

This half-day detailed "Introduction to the Book Interchange Tag Suite" will
cover the major differences between JATS and BITS and discuss the
book-specific features of the BITS.

Tutorial details with a link to the registration page are here:

You can register for the conference now, too:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

See you in the Spring!

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