With eXtyles, we saw a quick and substantial return on our investment. We’ve not only saved time and improved the quality of our publications; we’ve also significantly cut our production costs.

Anne Vinnicombe

Vice President of Production and Electronic Publishing at Thieme Publishers New York

Setting aside the fact that eXtyles admirably performs as advertised, what I appreciate about the Inera team is that they come through on their promises: deliverables arrive when expected and run as expected. This sets them aside from many other software vendors.

Barry Bergin

Production Manager at American Concrete Institute

Now that production sees how well the eXtyles conversion works, they wish they had done this years ago!

Jim Bender

XML IT Specialist at the United States Government Printing Office

We're definitely loving the advantage we're getting just straightening out references.

Larry Klein

Production Manager at the American Society for Microbiology

We don’t like to think back to the days when we didn’t have eXtyles for Optics Express production. We’re having great success with the software.

M. Scott Dineen

Director of Editorial Services at the Optical Society of America

Our return on investment in eXtyles is Inera’s commitment to the quality and adaptability of its product, the expertise of its staff, and the sincerity with which that staff interacts with its customers.

Peter Olson

Senior Copyediting Coordinator at Dartmouth Journal Services

eXtyles is the only tool we never consider changing or removing from our workflow.

Rob O'Donnell

Electronic Publishing and Production Director at Rockefeller University Press

It's a pleasure to promote eXtyles, as it really does magic in our documents.

Serge Juillerat

System Specialist at the International Organization for Standardization

People in our production working with eXtyles see something magical.

Sergey Strelkov

Deputy Head of Computer Support, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

eXtyles User Group Meeting 2017

The eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) 2017 was held on November 2 and 3 at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge. Read a summary of the meeting, or click on the links below to access the slide presentations.

Thursday, November 2

9:00 a.m.            

Breakfast and Registration

Terrace Room
9:00 a.m. First-Time XUG Attendee Welcome and Orientation


George Washington Ballroom
9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Bruce Rosenblum and Irina Golfman, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
9:40 a.m.

Inera Highlights and eXtyles Enhancements
Elizabeth Blake, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
10:00 a.m. Metadata: How Much More Complicated Can It Get?
Terry Ehling, MIT Press
Gabriel Harp, Cell Press
Rob O'Donnell, Rockefeller University Press
Chuck Koscher, Crossref

George Washington Ballroom
11:15 a.m.

Morning Break

Terrace Room
11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session: Meeting attendees discuss topics in electronic publishing workflows
Customer roundtables, moderated by Inera staff

George Washington Ballroom and Terrace Room
12:30 p.m.


Terrace Room
1:45 p.m.

Breakout Session Follow-up
Group overview of roundtable discussions

George Washington Ballroom
2:45 p.m.

eXtyles New Feature Demonstrations
Elizabeth Blake and Robin Dunford, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Terrace Room
4:00 p.m.

Turning the Ship: Implementing eXtyles in a Large, Multi-Workflow Organization
Marceline Murawski and Nathan Yates, RTI International

George Washington Ballroom
4:30 p.m.

Industry Updates
Bruce Rosenblum, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
4:50 p.m.

Meeting Wrap-up

George Washington Ballroom
5:00–6:30 p.m.      

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres hosted by Inera

Terrace Room


Friday, November 3 (click for full course descriptions)


Breakfast and Registration

Terrace Room
9:00 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.         
eXtyles Export Workshop

Jenny Seifert, Inera (with the Inera Support Team)

Minuteman Room
9:00 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Word (and Excel!) Tips for Editors

Elizabeth Blake and Bruce Rosenblum, Inera 

Cape Cod Room

Lunch and Registration

Terrace Room
XPath: The Secret to Success with XSLT, XQuery,   
and Schematron

Debbie Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies

Minuteman Room
Just Enough JATS, BITS, and STS

Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies

Cape Cod Room


Guest Presentation Abstracts

Panel discussion: “Metadata: How Much More Complicated Can It Get?”

Terry Ehling (MIT Press)

Gabriel Harp (Cell Press)

Rob O'Donnell (Rockefeller University Press)

Chuck Koscher (Crossref)

With every passing month, it seems a new initiative appears that finds publishers collecting more and more metadata. As metadata requirements grow, so does the complexity of integrating all of these bits and pieces into your publishing workflow. This panel of experts will discuss the landscape, real-world implementations (e.g., CRediT, ORCID), and the new Metadata 2020 initiative.

Customer presentation: “Turning the Ship: Implementing eXtyles in a Large, Multi-Workflow Organization”

Marceline Murawski and Nathan Yates (RTI International)

Marceline and Nathan will discuss creative approaches to implementing eXtyles for more than 50 users in an organization with complex and varied workflows. As Marceline notes, “This ongoing tale of intrigue includes development of eXtyles champions to infiltrate the ranks of users, plots to implement project-based pilot tests, and tales of influencing use through friendly small-group training.”


Previous XUG Meetings

Presentations from previous eXtyles User Group Meetings are available here.