Over the last year, Microsoft has really engaged with the STM publishing community and has been maintaining a steady dialog on how they can help publishers start to use OOML and the OpenXML (DOCX) format.
I had the honor of moderating a seminar session at the SSP Annual Meeting on May 28th entitled, “The View from the New Office: Opportunities and Issues Incorporating Office 2007 Into Scholarly Publishing.” Here are my observations from “Nascent: Nature’s Blog on Web Technology and Science.”
On another note, it may not be as cool as SSP, but the Web 2.0 Expo often brings along some mind-blowing thinkers and cool new software and services. I went to this event on the West Coast in ’07, and it was well worth the trip. Now that it’s a local event for East Coast publishers, how can you pass it up? Sign up here early.