E-Discovering Reference

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

With the advent of the internet and growing popularity of Wikipedia, traditional library reference tools have experienced a decline in use.  As a result, many reference publishers began producing electronic books or converting traditional print multi-volume titles to online databases.  While this has been a valiant effort, much of the content still goes undiscovered due […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Discovery · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries

Aiding eBook Discovery using Smarter Metadata

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Today in The Scholarly Kitchen, Alix Vance, Founder of Architrave Consulting, posted a really informative article on the discovery of eBooks and eJournal content from gateway sites. She stated, “Publishers often discuss distinctions between e-book and e-journal business and access models, but the truly complex differences in e-books and e-journals reside beneath the surface, in […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Discovery

Publishers – Lead Your Content to the Money

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Great article in Scholarly Kitchen today by Alix Vance of Architrave Consulting.  Alix discusses the strategy of publishers selling direct to consumer markets, offering targeted, convenient, and seamless access.  Here’s a snapshot from the article: The longstanding business equation in B2B publishing has been: Quality Content + Brand Recognition + Operational Efficiency + Institutional Usage […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Marketing · Publishing

Delivering Reference Content via Mobile Devices

June 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Alix Vance of Architrave Consulting sent me a link to a presentation she did last month at the SSP conference.  Her presentation focuses on delivering reference content via mobile devices.  It’s quite interesting, have a look.

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Tags: Discovery · Mobile Devices · Reference Publishing

Take Scholarly Content Mobile

April 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

I read a very interesting post in the Scholarly Kitchen blog about going mobile.  Alix Vance wrote, “There is increasing evidence to suggest that mobile device use may outstrip personal computer use in the global community in the next 10 years and that the expansion of mobile content delivery tools may be at the center of a new generation […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Marketing · Mobile Devices