Consultant wanted: The Open University

The Committee has received a message from the Open University (OU). As many UK-TUG members will know, the OU is a long standing centre of TeX use in the UK. They are now looking for a TeX consultant for their system.

A review of TeX at The Open University

The Open University wants expert advice and an outside view on how it should develop its system and workflow for the production of mathematics and physics course with heavy mathematical content.

The present system, established in 1992, uses a heavily customized version of LaTeX for both authoring and pagination to PDF. We now wish in addition to generate XML outputs for use on our virtual learning environment.

We are looking for an independent consultant to investigate, meet with stakeholders, and write a report with reasoned recommendations. Experience of TeX, of mathematical content and of XML is required.

We would like this review to take place in July 2009, but other dates are possible. To be considered for this work please email an expression of interest to G.E.Price (at) by 12 noon on Friday 15 May 2009. Further information is available and will be sent to those who express interest.