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NLM Journal Article Tag Suite Conference To Be Held September 26-27, 2011


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be holding its second Journal Article Tag Suite Conference (JATS-Con) on September 26-27, 2011, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

The conference is intended for users of NLM's Journal Article Tag Suite, a set of standards to publish, author, archive or exchange journal articles and other documents. Originally developed as the data structure for journals participating in NLM's PubMed Central archive, the Tag Suite has achieved strong acceptance among publishers and authors and has been adopted by the Portico and Highwire Press archives, the British Library, and the Library of Congress for electronic journal articles. The Tag Suite will soon be standardized as National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Z39.96.

JATS-Con will be held in the Natcher Conference Center at NIH and will be videocast. The peer-reviewed conference will include a broad range of information on the Tag Suite, from the technical to publishing theory, and will feature speakers from NLM, the Library of Congress, and many others. To register for the free conference or to watch the videocast see the JATS-Con website at //; the agenda, proceedings from the 2011 and 2010 conference, and information for visitors are also available on the website.