Controlled Vocabulary

IDPF/W3C Merger Seen as Threat to Industry

An Open Letter from Fran Toolan about the IDPF/W3C merger Friends, I am writing to you today to update you on an important issue that has the potential to undermine the success of the eBook industry. As many of you already know, the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is finalizing its plans to “merge” with

Controlled Vocabulary Punctuated by Barbarians

We have been working with a medical colleague in Brussels to develop controlled vocabulary for a suite of medical instruments, to facilitate the gathering and interpretation of patient data in multiple languages. This nonprofit volunteer organization focuses on saving lives, improving the quality of medical care across cultures. How perfect a petri dish is trilingual

ABA to BEA and Beyond

Published in the IPNE Newsletter – June 2010 Back when BookExpo America (BEA) was the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Convention and Trade Exhibit, this was the biggest, most lavish book conference in the country, where the publishers introduced their fall lists to the bookstores. Filled with marketing hype, lavish parties by wholesalers and distributors like Ingram and B&T, private