May 16, 2024 | 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. | Ski-U-Mah Room

Title:Hands-On Automated Typesetting: Create a Book with Ketty

Presenter: Dione Mentis, COO and Senior Architect, Coko


Join us for an innovative workshop that introduces Ketty and Paged.js, tools that revolutionize book publishing by enabling streamlined, standards-driven content creation adaptable across digital and print mediums. This workshop is tailored for university faculty and staff eager to produce high-quality books efficiently.

In this session, we’ll simulate taking a book from concept to completion. You will gain hands-on experience with the entire production cycle—from inputting raw text to generating a ready-to-publish formatted book. Our facilitator will guide you through each step, demonstrating how automated typesetting can enhance your publishing efforts and achieve professional results.

Participants will explore Ketty’s browser-based editor, which allows authors to create richly formatted narrative stored as structured HTML. This structured content seamlessly integrates with Paged.js, an open-source typesetting engine that produces elegant, paginated outputs for both screen and print. The process ensures that accessibility is a priority, supporting transcripts, logical reading order, and semantic enrichment to adapt content dynamically.

By harnessing these advanced tools, this workshop offers a new paradigm in publishing that emphasizes openness, customizability, and efficient web standards to lower overheads, accelerate production timelines, and ensure high-quality, adaptable books ready for a multi-modal future.


  • Participants must bring their own laptops with the ability to connect to the internet.
  • This session is specifically designed for university faculty and staff