[oXygen-user] No Framework for NLM?

Eliot Kimber
Wed Sep 29 17:26:31 CDT 2010

On 9/29/10 4:46 PM, "Wendell Piez" <> wrote:
> So a journal publisher may start with NLM as an interchange format
> for materials submitting to Pubmed Central. But then they discover
> that investments made there can pay off further back in the document
> workflow. There are already some early movers using NLM variants
> behind production systems (some of them not small). This means there
> is opportunity for editing applications in this space, if not for
> much authoring as such (conversion vendors and applications will
> still have a role as long as word processors don't go away), then at
> least for copy editing and document QA.
> While in comparison to, say, DITA (which serves the needs of a
> different sort of document production), the uptake of the NLM JATS
> ("Journal Article Tag Set") will be slow, there's also no reason to
> think it won't also be steady and, eventually, strong.

Not if I have anything to do with it :-)

That is, I would much rather define a STM vocabulary set for DITA that
includes OOTB to-NLM transforms than encourage any of my clients to author
in NLM directly. 

Just saying.



Eliot Kimber
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