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106 QUAKER LANE, VILLANOVA, PA 19085

(610) 525-1803 | jabin@jabin.com

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Summary

Senior Digital Publishing Executive with a unique blend of technical, management and communication skills.  More than 20 years of demonstrable experience in digital publishing.

  • Frequent public speaker on digital publishing, XML (eXtensible Markup Language), and related technologies
  • Deep experience in publishing technologies, markup languages and content management.
  • Co-Founder, Philadelphia XML Users Group
  • NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Board Member, 2015-2016. Treasurer, 2017-2018
  • Strong reputation and contacts within the digital publishing community

Professional Experience

ITHAKA/JSTOR, Princeton, NJ                                                         December 2010-present

Vice President of Content Management

  • Lead production teams responsible for loading content to JSTOR (an academic database with 6 million monthly users) and Portico (a community-supported archive of more than 500,000 digital journals and books)
  • Lead technology team supporting the Content Management systems and workflows supporting production teams
  • Serve on leadership team that guides the strategic direction of non-profit organization whose mission is to work with the global higher education community to advance and preserve knowledge, and to improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies
  • Led development of a semantic index (JSTOR Thesaurus) to assist users in finding relevant content in a vast archive of scholarly content

 

WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH, Philadelphia, PA                    May 2009-December 2010

Director of Strategic Content

  • Developed and led initiative to use digital production best practices to support all aspects of digital book publishing programs
  • Developed an “XML first” workflow and content management system

 

SCOPE eKNOWLEDGE CENTER, Villanova, PA                    October 2008-May 2009

Vice President of STM Sales

  • Responsible for representing Scope’s eKnowledge services in North America with an emphasis on the STM publishing community
  • Led strategic development of services around semantic indexing targeted to the STM publishing community

 

SILVERCHAIR, Inc., Charlottesville, VA                                           February 2006-Present

Vice President for Product Development (Feb. 2006-October 2007)

Vice President of Marketing (October 2007 to present)

  • Worked in a strategic leadership role to help customers evaluate their content assets, advise on relevant technologies, and collaboratively determine product and process development opportunities.
  • Led Silverchair’s strategy development for delivering content into digital healthcare workflow tools.

 

Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA                                                                        October 2000-January 2006

Executive Director, Electronic Production

Led US-based Electronic Production operations for health sciences division of global publisher

Managed teams that support the content and application management of such platforms as MD Consult, Mosby’s Drug Consult, and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) production system

Helped define company’s content structures and standards in XML and related content standards

  • Completed re-organization and improved service levels of multimedia production group from a two-location, two-process paradigm to a seamless department with one process in multiple locations
  • Helped organize Elsevier DTDs (Document Type Definitions) into a modular framework from which multiple DTDs could be authored, creating cost savings and lowering maintenance effort
  • Managed transition of processes of US Electronic Production group (Harcourt) to more closely align with the processes of the existing Elsevier infrastructure
  • Established company’s first handheld publishing capabilities, for Palm and PocketPC platforms

 

Unbound Medicine, Media, PA                                                                           May 2000-October 2000

Content Specialist

  • Oversaw all aspects of company’s use of XML and related standards
  • Wrote DTD for company’s first “Unbound” family of products
  • Served as content liaison between authors and company
  • Charged with building authoring system to allow authors to submit structured content for a variety of products

 

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA                                              August 1997–May 2000

Senior Manager, SGML/XML Group

  • Initiated and oversaw company's SGML/XML initiative, including education/marketing program on SGML for all employees
  • Conceptualized and led design of customized version of MS Word (internally called Edit2000) to enable SGML tagging by non-SGML editors
  • Managed SGML conversion project consisting of 151 medical and nursing journals for output on platforms such as Ovid and HighWire, and for internal use

 

Mosby, St. Louis, MO                                                                                       August 1995–August 1997

Database Publishing Editor; and Editor I

  • Managed all aspects of Mosby’s GenRx CD-ROM, including production, assistance with marketing strategies, and coordination of technical support
  • Designed and implemented Mosby's first "unlockable" CD-ROM product
  • Named Mosby "Star Performer" in September, 1996

 

Current Medicine, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                            1994-1995                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1994-1995

Editorial Assistant

  • Assisted in development of new projects, including Wooliscroft: Current Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Responsible for all administrative aspects of two projects; Mandell: Atlas of Infectious Diseases and Yanoff: Atlas of Ophthalmology

Education

Bachelor of Arts, History, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Masters in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley/Malvern, PA

 

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