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…”