• eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG)

    Online Conference, October 20 and 21, 2020

    The 16th Annual eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG 2020) was held online in the afternoon of October 20 and the morning of October 21. You can still register to access video of the event!

    It seems fitting that XUG 2020 coincided with the 20th anniversary of eXtyles, so that we could share news, challenges, and ideas with even more of our customers in this online space.

    The one-day meeting was spread across two half-day blocks. See the XUG agenda below for links to the slide presentations, or register to access on-demand video of the sessions.

Day 1: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern)

  • Welcome | The Year in eXtyles (and What's on the Horizon)

    An overview of recent Inera and eXtyles developments and where we’re headed [slides]

    Elizabeth Blake, Inera

    1:00 pm

  • Concurrent Session 1

    2:00 pm

  • Managing an XML Workflow Across the Landscape

    Best practices for managing a geographically distributed team of eXtyles users [slides]

    Bobbie Jo Hanks & Anna Glover, US Geological Survey

  • 5 Ways to Avoid eXtyles XML Export Errors

    Not all XML export errors are created equal! This session will introduce you to the most frequent causes of XML strife. [slides]

    Joni Dames, Inera

  • Social Break

    2:30 pm

  • All in the Details: New eXtyles Features and Developments

    A deep dive and demos on new eXtyles functionality, including preprint and data citations [slides]

    Jennifer Seifert & Robin Dunford, Inera

    3:00 pm

  • Flash talks: Around the World with eXtyles

    Short-form customer talks showcasing many uses of eXtyles

    Customer presentations

    4:00 pm

  • Reception: Celebrating 20 years of eXtyles

    Sit back, relax, and get ready for #eXtyles20th trivia!



    4:30 pm

Day 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern)

  • Breakfast Social

    8:30 am

  • Scaling Up: Managing a Surge in Submissions

    Publishing in Place During a Pandemic: Riding the Monster Wave [slides]

    How JAMA Handled a Surge of Submissions During a Public Health Emergency [slides]


    Byron Breedlove, Emerging Infectious Diseases, & Jacob Kendall-Taylor, JAMA

    9:00 am

  • eXtyles ... and Beyond! A Sneak Peek at Future Developments

    End-to-End Workflow Automation from Atypon [slides]
    The Latest Features from Edifix [slides]

    Veronica Showers, Atypon, & Bill Fox, Inera

    10:00 am

  • Concurrent Session 2

    10:30 am


    Lessons learned from ISO’s experience in shifting to a new DTD [slides]

    Serge Juillerat, ISO

  • 5 Ways eXtyles Helps You Create Accessible Content

    Accessible content doesn’t just happen! In this session, learn how eXtyles can help you build in accessibility from the start. [slides] [additional resources]

    Sylvia Izzo Hunter & the Inera team

  • Social break

    11:00 am

  • Industry Updates & Meeting Wrap-Up

    Everything you didn’t know you needed to know about what’s going on in scholarly communications today [slides]

    Bruce Rosenblum, Inera

    11:30 am

Previous XUG Meetings

Presentations from earlier eXtyles User Group Meetings are archived here.