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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite is a publicly-available XML journal article tag set that was created to provide a common format for publishers and archives to store and exchange journal content. The Suite provides a set of XML elements and attributes that describe the textual and graphical content of journal articles (in any discipline, not necessarily medicine) as well as some non-article material such as letters, editorials, columns and features, and book and product reviews. Versions of the three public tag sets built from the Tag Suite are being used by PubMed Central, the Portico Archive, the Library of Congress, and the British National Library, as well as numerous society publishers, commercial web-hosting and aggregator services, and large-scale commercial publishers.


Mulberry is offering two full-day classes centered around the current release of the Tag Suite, to introduce new users to the tag sets, answer questions about the changes in the latest release, and clear up any confusion about the XML models, old or new.

NLM Tag Suite 3.0 and Documents

This “document-centric” class will focus on how journal articles can be tagged using all three of the journal tag sets: Archiving, Publishing, and Authoring. Emphasis will be on the user/tagger view of the tag sets, and the tools available to people creating content in, or converting content to, XML according to these tag sets. The class will review the tag set documents and other resources that may be valuable to people working with content in these tag sets. Changes in the tag sets from previous versions to version 3.0 will be discussed, including how to manage backwards-incompatible changes in the tag sets.

Customizing the 3.0 Tag Sets

This “model-centric” class is intended for people who who make customized versions of the Tag Sets. We will review how the Tag Sets are shaped, what sorts of changes to the models are expected and facilitated, and how changes can be most easily implemented. This class will include an interactive demonstration of tag set customization. In addition, we will review how the changes to the tag set from previous version to version 3.0 may affect existing customizations of the tag sets.



Registration fees are payable on or before the first day of participation by check, MasterCard, Visa, or government purchase order in US Dollars to Mulberry Technologies, Inc. Fees cover course participation and materials, refreshments, and lunch. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. The fee per person for one class is $300, for both classes is $500.


Classes and the Symposium will be held in Mulberry's Rockville, Maryland, offices. For details and directions see: Our Contact Page or call +1 301 315 9631.

Classes will begin at 9:30 am and end at approximately 5:00 pm.


Register by telephone by calling Mulberry Technologies, Inc., at +1 301 315-9631 or send email to