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XML in Printing and Publishing
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The Twenty-five Percent, by James E. Harvey for CIP4 Organization, February 2007 — This 4-page paper discusses the correlation between investment in technology and profitability for printers. Investment in technology is one of two key distinctions found by PIA/GATF Chief Economist Ron Davis between printers that are profitable and printers that are not profitable. This is true regardless of the size of the printer or they type of printing they specialize in.
XML in Printing and Publishing
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The Printer's Customer: Where Automation Begins, by James E. Harvey for CIP4 Organization, March, 2007 — This 3-page paper explores total automation of digital printing, the role of the customer is such automated printing environments and creating "immediacy" with print production that rivals or exceeds that possible with electronic forms of media.
XML in Printing and Publishing
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JDF for the Rest of Us, by James E. Harvey for CIP4 Organization, August, 2005 — This paper reviews some of the award-winning case studies from the CIP4 International Print Production Innovations Awards (See and discusses what printers who are not among the industries giants can do today to automate their production and improve profitability.
XML in Printing and Publishing
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Printing Electronics: Applications of Nanotechnology & Microtechnology in Printing and the Graphic Arts, by James E. Harvey for Quion Publishing, April, 2004 — This 46-page booklet published by Quoin Communications is based upon a paper presented to TAGA in a seminar on April of 2003 catalogs advances in printing electronics and displays up to that time and proposes that displays and electronics could be printed on press by printers. Discussion among peers following the original presentation lead to the formation of Quantum Paper LLC, under the leadership of William J. Ray, which subsequently incorporated and is now part of Applied Printed Electronics Holdings, Inc. This paper makes the first public mention of Quantum Paper (See

XML in Printing and Publishing
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JDF: Smart Flexible Workflows, by James E. Harvey for CIP4 Organization, May, 2004 — This 10-page paper appeared in may variations in 2004. It is a very complete paper on JDF that includes the history of JDF and CIP4, the basic overview of how JDF and JMF works, some user implementation information and ROI information.

XML in Printing and Publishing
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The Maturation of JDF, by James E. Harvey for TAGA 2004, April, 2004 — This extensive and technical paper looks at the changes made between version 1.1a and 1.2 of JDF. JDF 1.2 was released in May of 2004 at drupa and this paper details minor, significant and major changes, including the addition of new process and resource elements and the extension of device capabilities.

XML in Printing and Publishing
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Process Automation in Printing and Publishing, by James E. Harvey for Vio Worldwide LTD, April, 2003 — This 24-page booklet discusses the process automation and JDF's role in process automation implementation programs and is written for production managers and IT personnel from publishers, printers, prepress services, advertising agencies and companies that buy print.

XML in Printing and Publishing
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XML in Printing and Publishing, by James E. Harvey, EPS Newsletter, Printing Industries of America, October, 2001 — This eight-page article covers the evolution of markup from SGML to XML, introduces XML schemas, and provides printers and publishers with an overview of industry schema and their potential role in the printing and publishing process.

Symbiotic Logic: The Merger of Descriptive and Functional Computer Languages, by James E. Harvey is an unpublished paper submitted to the GCA Board of Directors in the fall of 2000 — The paper follows the development of both the markup languages and object-oriented programming methodologies and suggests that the future of programming will allow end-users to create original programs through visual interfaces based upon these two supporting technologies.

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JDF: Where to Begin, by James E. Harvey, draft inaugural feature article for the Journal of Graphic Technology (Fall, 2002) — The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) association's version 1.1 of the Job Definition Format (JDF) specification is a significant development in the graphic arts industry. This 18-page paper features a survey of JDF enabled systems and software on the market and in development and provides implementation advice and strategy for both prospective users and developers. (Please note that the equipment survey has been updated. If you are looking for assistance with JDF implementation, please contact Media4theWorld.)

Manager’s Guide to CTP Implementation, edited by James E Harvey, and originally prepared for the 2000 CTP Forum Proceedings and published in numerous periodicals This document consists of advice to managers and users of CTP extracted from three year’s of meetings of Graphic Communication Association’s (GCA) Computer-to-Plate (CtP) Users’ Group.

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JDF 1.1 Preface and User Overview, by James E Harvey, an excerpt from the 549-page JDF 1.1 specification — as part of an assignment to edit and produce the JDF 1.1 specification, Media4theWorld's objective was to make this highly technical XML schema specification understandable to non-programmers in the printing and publishing markets. The preface and user and user overview were written to make JDF and its XML schema comprehensible. (You are invited to download the full specification from the documents section of

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Towards and Industry Architecture, by James E. Harvey, originally published in The Spectrum Letter, Fall 1999, GCA and widely circulated in electronic format, this seminal paper has been the inspiration of many of today's most significant industry initiatives. The confluence of technical and business advances in the printing and publishing industry is discussed and used to frame the justification and purpose of developing an industry architecture. The components of an industry architecture (i.e., model, data dictionary, identification of standard components, and architectural constructs) are presented in detail.

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Topic Maps & The Semantic Web, by James E. Harvey, an unpublished paper The Worldwide Web, based upon HTML, lacks sufficient metadata to portray information in relationship to its context. The amount of waste in terms of labor and time, and the weakness of search engines and HTML META tags are reviewed, as are the need to capture the taxonomies of human language and diction, collectively know as an “ontology,” in a manner that can be consumed and processed by computers. This concept is popularly known as the Semantic Web, as envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the Worldwide Web Consortium. The Semantic Web is briefly introduced and then the concept of Topic Maps is introduced. Topic Maps provide a Web-friendly method of marking up ontologies and the XML version of Topic Maps (XTM) is discussed in detail and an example is provided. The paper concludes with an example of XTM and a discussion of its strengths and weakness.

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