nextPub®: Bringing Magazines to Digital Distribution Channels

Dianne Kennedy (IDEAlliance), Peter Meirs (Time Inc.), John Dougherty (Hearst Corporation)
Make, Manage Astor Ballroom

In this panel session, you will gain an understanding of the challenges of tablet publishing today, share the nextPub publisher’s vision for the future and gain a overview of the new, XML-based nextPub Specification that builds on PRISM, EPUB3, and HTML5 to establish a rich, high-functional source format from which content can transformed for distribution to the rapidly evolving device environment via EPUB3 for eReaders, aps and in a dynamic online mode via emerging browser technologies.

Speakers:

• Peter Meirs, VP Production Technologies, Time, Inc., Chairman nextPub Working Group

• John Dougherty , Hearst Corporation, Chair nextPub Use Case Team

• Dianne Kennedy, VP Emerging Technologies, IDEAlliance, Editor nextPub Specification

2011 was the year of the tablet. On the heels of the iPad, came the Galaxy, Xoom, TouchPad and PlayBook. For magazines and other design- and feature-rich publications, the tablet tsunami signaled an exciting new era of interactive, innovative publications with promising new revenue opportunities. In this panel session, you will gain an understanding of the challenges of tablet publishing, share the magazine publisher’s vision for the future and gain a overview of the new, XML-based nextPub Specification that builds on PRISM, EPUB3, and HTML5 to establish a rich, high-functional source format from which content can transformed for distribution to the rapidly evolving device environment.

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Dianne Kennedy

IDEAlliance

Dianne Kennedy is the Vice President of Emerging Technologies for IDEAlliance. Ms. Kennedy oversees and guides the development of emerging technology specifications and best practices to support platform agnostic, cross media publishing. Her responsibilities include nextPub, PRISM, XMPInterop and other IDEAlliance eMedia technical initiatives. Ms Kennedy is the Director for the IDEAlliance eMedia Professional Certification Program and develops other emerging technology training programs. She participates in the Ghent Work Group and the International Digital Publishing Forum.

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Peter Meirs

Time Inc.

Peter Meirs is the Vice President of Production Technologies for Time Inc. and an affiliate of the MIT Media Lab.

Peter’s role is to oversee technologies and information systems that support the production and distribution of Time Inc. magazines. These groups include the Time Inc. digital archive group (E-MaG), the Digital Development Group, the OMS Print group (magazine planning), Time Inc. paper and production information systems (TimeXchange) and production systems development. Peter is also a founding member of the PRISM XML standard working group and he co-leads efforts on the emerging nextPub XML specification. Since joining Time Inc. in 1992, Peter has overseen its digital advertising and transmission systems, directed TIME Magazine Editorial Operations and managed Time Inc.’s conversion to a fully digital production workflow. Peter is a frequent speaker at industry events on the subject of digital publishing technologies.

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John Dougherty

Hearst Corporation

John Dougherty is Director of Content Management at Hearst Corporation. He has overseen diverse technology efforts in cooperation with editorial and production teams for publications such as Elle, Woman’s Day and Car and Driver. That has included implementation of editorial workflow systems for print and tablet publications, issue planning, digital asset management, XML schemas, taxonomy management, prepress production, color management, ad and image portals, and creative software.

John has been part of a number of industry-wide initiatives, especially those pertaining to metadata, such as nextPub and PRISM. He has led or served on a number of working groups pertaining to multi-platform publishing, photo management, and usage rights.

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • COPIA
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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