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The current mainstream publishing process, scholarly as well as trade, has been significantly influenced by the endless possibilities offered by computers, Internet, World Wide Web and its suite of technologies. ePublishing offers a way to bring a new equilibrium to the scholarly publication ecosystem. Electronic-first as opposed to the traditional paper-first systems has been emerging aggressively, and of course technology offers the way forward. SGML, RDF, XHTML, XML, XSLT, Metadata standards… all go together to revolutionise the movement. Recent developments such as the OpenURL Framework, CrossRef, DOI, ePub… mostly remarkable efforts from publishers and the scholarly world, offer a variety of opportunities for ePublishing. The Internet has also revolutionized businesses across the globe by streamlining their supply chains, thereby achieving instant (value added) information access and substantial cost reduction. Yet the situation is complex as a result of the proliferation of formats, media, and channels of distribution, changes in copyright laws and intellectual property practices, and changes in the economics of publishing. To cope with the complexity, game-changing devices such as Tablets, Slates, iPads and eReaders are flooding the market and it is time to look at how these gadgets are changing the book industry, for better or worse. The main objective of today’s business is to develop a working strategy for developing "agile" systems that are quick and flexible, to respond to the changing needs of the end user.
Furthermore, there is a fast growing interest displayed across the world on open publishing initiatives and open access initiatives towards free and unrestricted online availability of the scholarly literature, taking advantage of the latest technology, especially the Internet. The ‘open access’ philosophy promotes and ensures the free availability of scholarly content on the public Internet, and it is all set to reverse and entrust the ‘publishing control’ back to the creators of the thought content.
However, the contention that “printed books and journals will soon be replaced by electronic documents that are malleable, mutable and mobile” is a matter of debate involving the interaction of psychological, sociological, economic, political, and cultural factors that influence the consumption of information at large.
This programme is designed to:
- Provide a vivid and candid perspective of the already perfected, and fast upcoming revolution in the Entertainment / Trade / Academic / Scholarly publishing industry;
- Identify the key strengths and opportunities in the new technology environment that shall help achieve organizational transformation, and in strengthening the publishing enterprise’s productivity, efficiency and the future;
- Impart the knowledge and skills (conceptual as well as technical components) required for strategy formulation for leveraging information technology for the publishing community and the information intermediaries, so as to equip them to face the challenges proactively and to position themselves at the cutting edge of technology, profession and business;
- Portray the potential of Web Technologies and the Internet Information Infrastructure for scholarly communication and scholarly publishing.
- Changed Business Process Engineering and the upcoming publishing models;
- Re-engineering and re-positioning in the Publishing Industry;
- Business strategy for ePublishing & eMarketing;
- Disintermediation trends and the Diminishing supply chains of information;
- ePublishing in the trade, scholarly communication, eCommerce, digital libraries and distance learning;
- Information objects in the digital landscape;
- New services for the Web, The Semantic Web, Multimedia and Multimodal Web;
- Perfected as well as the upcoming Architectures, Standards, Protocols, Resources and Formats;
- Old Actors - New Roles: Scholars, Publishers, Information Professionals, Journalists and Teachers;
- New scholarly publishing paradigm - Open Access Publishing and Open Access Archiving – Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and other major initiatives;
- Open Access Archives: Institutional Repositories, Author Archives and the Open Archives Initiative;
- Metadata - its importance and interoperability;
- Accessibility, Copyright and Digital Rights Management;
- Security, and reliability/quality assurance on the information sources;
- Change Management Imperatives and Organizational Transformation Strategies.
The pedagogy will be a mix of Lectures, Discussions, Case studies, Live Demos and Hands-on Sessions. Each participant shall also be provided with a CD-ROM comprising of the faculty presentations, and other related reading material.
The program would be of interest to publishers and the publishing Industry; information vendors and suppliers; content buyers and content sellers; researchers, managers, developers, and users; and information science/technology professionals.
VENUE AND DATE
The 3-Day programme will be conducted at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, during 21-23 May 2012.
Residential: Rs. 35,000 + Service Tax 12.36%
Non-Residential: Rs. 30,000 + Service Tax 12.36%
International Participants : USD 1000
May 18, 2012.
Dr. M.G. Sreekumar