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For quite a while we have been working on replacing the traditional method of sending PDFs to authors, and receiving annotations. We believe there should be only one “format of record“, namely the XML. Continue reading
Automatically generated PDFs have always been around, but the quality has generally not matched those created by a skilled operator, using a dedicated pagination system. Well, our pagination “engine” is TeX, which can be triggered to run automatically, and on a server. Continue reading
Some 10 years ago, we started a programme to create a graphical front end for LaTeX￼. This was a tall order, but version 1 was announced at the TeX Users Group meeting in Portland, Oregon. Creating LaTeX￼ “class files” is a very specialized task. Continue reading
When uploading PDFs of publications on their web sites, publishers have several dilemmas:
- Do they embed vivid, RGB images, best for online use, or CMYK, which are optimized for printing? Continue reading
River Valley Technologies celebrates 25 years in publishing.
The innovative new journal, PeerJ, has won the the 2013 ALPSP publishing innovation award! River Valley Technologies are proud to have played a small part, by designing the PDF file for the journal. We worked closely with the PeerJ team to create a design that is comfortable to read both on paper and on screen, and is also suited for near automated typesetting, directly from XML files.
As part of ongoing programme of sponsoring conferences on publishing, we are happy to be sponsors for the STM annual conference in Frankfurt, just before the book fair. As part of the sponsorship we’ll be recording and publishing online all presentations on our TV site.
River Valley will have a stand at the London Book Fair, 16–18 April 2012. Please pop by and hear about:
- True XML-first workflow for complex documents;
- A peer review system built on WordPress;
As the world wide web expands, the problem of identifying authors and contributors gets more serious. The first name and family name and even affiliation are not enough. This is why we have chosen to sponsor a conference in Lithuania next week. As part of the sponsorship we will be recording all presentations and hosting them on our .tv site.
The science of color is fundamental to publishing. We are therefore proud to be sponsors of the Nineteenth Color and Imaging Conference starting Wednesday 9 November. As usual, recordings of the conference will be available for free viewing on our TV site.