Attend BookExpo America!

It’s that time of year again!

BookExpo America (BEA) is one of the premier publishing conferences in the world and the largest gathering of book trade professionals in the United States. Pace continues its tradition of providing a limited number of BEA admission tickets for MS in Publishing students! This is an amazing opportunity to visit one of the most important publishing conferences of the year, for free!  


The 2013 BEA will take place Thursday, May 30th–Saturday, June 1st 2013.  The Publishing department will have nine tickets for students to the event.  Anyone interested can sign up by emailing the Publishing Office at  Remember- Ticket distribution is on a first come, first serve basis!


Click here to check out BEA’s website for further information.

BISG Volunteer Opportunity

 eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards

A W3C Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform


Dates: Mon, Feb 11th from 1 PM to 6 PM  &  Tues, Feb 12th from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Location: Marriott Hotel – 1535 Broadway, New York 10036 USA


The workshop will be collocated with the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference.  The goal of the workshop – organized in partnership with W3C, IDPF, and BISG – is to “bring together major players of the e-book market, including publishers, standardization organizations, booksellers, accessibility organizations, etc, in an effort to bring e-book publishing to its full potential through standardization.”


The planning committee has organized 5 discussion sessions around important e-book standardization issues, including:

  • Text Presentation (CSS, Fonts)
  • EPUB & Open Web Platforms
  • Accessibility
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Metadata


The committee is currently scouting volunteers volunteers to take minutes during each session on an open, collaborative online platform, in real-time as the workshop progresses.  Up to 7 volunteers can be accepted.


This is an excellent opportunity for Pace MS in Publishing students with a strong interest in eBooks to meet and learn from leading industry professionals as they discuss current standards issues and opportunities in eBook publishing today.


Description of Volunteer Responsibilities:

The scribe will take notes during the presentation and the discussions that follow. They should also scribe the wrap-up sessions. We will ask the attendees going to the microphone to clearly say their name and company name before raising a question or proposal.


The scribe will also take notes using an online platform called IRC.  This can be done:

 1.  with a IRC client (there is a large number of these some are free)


Available ports (choose one): 6667, 6665, 21

We will have to decide on a channel, something like #ebook.


2.  using the Web interface:

One only needs to type in Nickname and the name of the channel to join. The scribe will type in the input field. Anyone connected to the channel can add, correct, and collaborate to the minutes.

The agent provides a few useful Editing Commands, an easy way to correct simple mistakes or add clarifications Refer to section “Commands.”


If interested, please email Professor Jane Denning ( your resume by Friday, January 25th.

TOC NY Conference Volunteer Opportunity



For Pace MS in Publishing Students!


Pace student volunteers are needed for O’Reilly’s TOC NY conference which will take place on Tuesday, February 12th through Thursday, February 14th.


Three volunteers are needed for Tuesday, 2/12, Author Revolution Day (and additional workshops) and six volunteers are needed for Wednesday, 2/13, and for Thursday, 2/14 (the main TOC events-click on above link to view the schedule).


The conference takes place at the Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway.


One role the students will play is to serve as the host for each of the breakout session rooms. This means that means that you would be in that room throughout the breakout sessions,introduce the next speaker and help make sure each session ends on time. There will also be some other tasks assigned to volunteers which will be assigned before the conference begins


There will be numerous volunteers so that students will have time to attend sessions during the conference


Student volunteers will be able to attend all the Keynote Addresses ( and will not have any room responsibilities during those times.


Full complementary conference passes will be provided for all of the Pace MS in Publishing volunteers (a three day pass costs $1395).


If interested please send your resume to Professor Jane Denning ( no later than Friday, January 25th.


This is an excellent opportunity to learn and network and I hope that many of you will consider volunteering!