Re: [jats-list] Seeking Feedback from BITS Users

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Seeking Feedback from BITS Users
From: "Info info@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:30:05 -0000
Dear Jeff,

I have a question.

There is a previewer in PMC for JATS, Is any preview tool defined for BITS in
PMC or any thought for future for this tool for addition on PMC. I work for S.
Korea. Can I introduce S. Korean publishers for starting BITS in South Korea.



From: Jennifer Flint jen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:40 AM
To: jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [jats-list] Seeking Feedback from BITS Users


I know this is a very late response, but I have been working with BITS now for
two years and can provide the following feedback:

1. The organization I work for uses <book> and retains all related parts
within a single XML file.

2. Book parts are all contained within a single XML file in our workflow.

3. We are using the <toc> structure extensively (for List of Tables, List of
Figures and Table of Contents) and we do make thorough use of index. We like
the use of <nav-pointer> and use these point to a <target> within the XML in
both cases.

4. We have used Q&A with one of our handbooks that contains exercises. We are
pleased with the functionality of these tags.

5. We are pleased with the BITS DTD. The flexibility of the DTD has been a
blessing for us since our linguistic content can be very complicated. Our only
difficulty is with content that ends up tagged differently from book to book.
For instance, some tagging vendors always use <index-group> (even if there is
only one index) while others only use <index> without the group. Since both
are permitted, we work to control this at the XSL level, and we've managed
well thus far.

One thing that has come up repeatedly for us is the issue of <page-start> and
<page-end> tags for a printed page. I know that in the XML world we are
supposed to pretend that paginated layouts don't exist, but we use the XML as
the source for our PDFs, so we want a way to identify where the content of
each PDF page begins and ends within the XML (since index entries are
sometimes not referencing a specific <target>, but rather an idea expressed on
page 203. I know that <milestone-start> and <milestone-end> are available, but
those don't feel semantically correct.

If you are looking for any additional targeted feedback, I would be happy to
provide it. I work with JATS/BITS on a daily basis and am happy to help out!



On Wed, Oct 25, 2017, at 21:22, Beck, Jeff (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]
<mailto:beck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> beck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Hello BITS users,

We released BITS 2.0 in February 2016, and we would like to get some feedback
on how the book-specific structures are being used. If you use BITS, could you
take the time to answer these questions? You can forward your answers to me at
<mailto:jbeck@xxxxxxx> jbeck@xxxxxxx, and I will collect them for the BITS
Working Group.

1.	Are you using <book> or <book-part-wrapper> as your top level? If
<book-part-wrapper>, is it working well for you?

2.	Are you managing your books with multiple files and combining them with
Include? Is that working well for you?

3.	Are you using BITSb Table of Contents and Index features? Are they
working well for you?

4.	Are you using the Q&A structures? Are they working well for you?

5.	What could we improve in BITS to make it work better for you and your

Thank you

Jeff Beck

 <mailto:jbeck@xxxxxxx> jbeck@xxxxxxx


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