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


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: http://www.niso.org/about/roster/#library_standards_alliance). 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: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/webinars/device/


Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization





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