TeX Hour: Thu 10 Nov: arXiv access and the TeX Macro Store: 6:30 - 7:30pm BST (UK time)

Jonathan Fine jfine2358 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 20:52:15 CET 2022


Tomorrow's TeX Hour is "arXiv access and the TeX Macro Store". It has two
related topics.

First up is Shamsi Brinn. She will give a brief presentation on arXiv’s
goal, and user research collected so far, around making the scientific
research papers they host (90% of which come in as LaTeX) accessible to all
regardless of disability. arXiv is the world’s first and largest preprint
server, making STEM research available to everyone without paywalls. Shamsi
is the UX Manager at arXiv and is leading the user research that will guide
their accessibility efforts.

Second up is Jonathan Fine. The LaTeX submissions to the arXiv depend on
author and publisher (the arXiv) having sufficiently identical LaTeX
installations. It would of course be most helpful if authors and the arXiv
had sufficiently identical LaTeX to accessible output (such as XML/HTML)
installations. This of course relates to modernising CTAN and TeXLive
infrastructure. There's no need for curation to change.

Jonathan will give us a sneak preview of recent work in this area. The
technical details are at:

There's also a Git repository, which on Github is opaque (as its use of Git
is unusual):

Date: Thursday 10 November, 6:30 to 7:30pm (UK time).
Meeting URL: https://texhour.github.io/about/

wishing you happy TeXing

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