JATS-Con Pre-Conference Tutorials — March 31, 2014
Please note: The afternoon session is different from the one origially scheduled for JATS-Con in October 2013. If you wish to participate in either or both of the tutorials, please register, even if you had been registered in the fall.
We will have a tutorial day at JATS-Con this year with two half-day tutorials. In the morning we will have PMC Tools and Data Workshop presented by PMC staff, and in the afternoon we will have Introduction to the Book Interchange Tag Suite presented by Mulberry Technologies.
As with the conference, there is no fee; however, registration is required. The group size will be limited to 25. You may register for one or both of the tutorials.
Tutorial Day Schedule
|9:00–12:30||PMC Tools and Data Workshop|
|12:30–1:30||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:30–5:00||Introduction to the Book Interchange Tag Suite|
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
PMC Tools and Data Workshop
This half-day 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 what.
In order to work with the public PMC tools, participants should bring a Windows or Macintosh computer with WiFi and the ability to read files from a USB stick.
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. Among the topic covered will be:
- books, book parts, and collections. BITS provides mechanisms for encoding complete books, portions of books such as chapters, and collections of books such as monographic series. The metadata for each identifies the document at the appropriate level, and metadata is used to define collections of book parts and of books.
- XInclude in BITS. Books are often too large to manage comfortably as single files. XInclude is an XML mechanism that allows large documents to be managed as a set of relatively small files and yet processed as one large logical entity.
- Table of Contents. Books and parts of books often have complex Tables of Contents which may or may not be simple compilations of headings of the structures in the material. BITS allows Table of Contents as tagged structures and allows Table of Contents information to occur throughout the material for compilation on display.
- Indexes. BITS enables two methods for tagging index information. Indexes can be tagged as structures that point into the document, or index information can be embedded in the document and compiled on display.
- Moving JATS articles into BITS. BITS is designed to make it as easy as possible to move a stand-alone JATS-encoded journal article into a book. For example, if a set of journal articles are collected as chapters of a book.
WiFi will be available.
Building and room details will be sent to confirmed registrants. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
JATS-Con is hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine on the National Institutes of Health Campus in Bethesda, MD. See www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm for information on visiting the NIH Campus. Please note that as of October 1, 2008, the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on the NIH Campus.