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LShift presents at Royal Academy

LShift presented one of its research projects to an audience at the Royal Academy
last month.

“Typesetr” goes straight to the root of the problem of automating the process of
converting raw copy to carefully crafted templates and out to production-ready print
PDFs. Ingesting multiple input file types (from Google Docs to Microsoft Word) the
system allows users to apply rich templates and add complex metadata for the
intended platforms (PDF, e-book, mobi and more).

The RA event was hosted by the Technology Strategy Board and several organisations
who had participated in its grant awards (including LShift) presented the results
of their work in the “Increasing the Value of Metadata” stream.

LShift’s Keith Fisher presented and joined a panel Q&A session where several
representatives from academic institutions were keen to know more about Typesetr’s
applicability to and use within the academic publishing sphere. Let’s just say,
“More to follow…”


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