Safari Books Acquires PubFactory Interface from RDW Group

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Interesting news from Safari Books and RDW Group regarding the acquisition of the PubFactory technology interface.  I have featured the PubFactory interface and it’s development team in previous posts and interviews (Tom Beyer and Marc Segers).  I’m happy to see it is growing.  Here is the official press release on the acquisition by Safari.  Below […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Press Releases · Reference News · Vendor News

Reference Interface Development, an interview with Marc Segers of iFactory

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I spoke with Marc Segers from iFactory about the trends in online reference platforms and what the future might bring.  Marc offered some great insight, particularly in the areas of content integrations, discoverability, and mobile access.  I hope you will take a listen.  Follow-up questions can be sent to Marc at marcs@ifactory.com. Marc’s interview […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Mobile Devices · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

SAGE Research Methods Online – Free access to beta until Jan. 2011

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO): the essential tool for researchers has been release in beta.  SRMO provides advanced search and discovery tools to support researchers and students as they explore relevant content across the social and behavioral sciences, covering quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. It was designed by iFactory. “SRMO combines world-leading content from a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

PubFactory

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

During the TOC Conference I got a demo of iFactory’s new platform, PubFactory from Tom Beyer, Director of Publishing at iFactory. PubFactory is an online publishing platform for publishers or libraries that is xml based, and supports ePub, DocBook, TEI, and NLM Journal formats.  They also support ONIX and RDF for metadata and PDF (metadata […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Oxford University Press chooses PubFactory for Oxford Dictionaries Online

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Excited to see that OUP is working with iFactory, and their new platform, PubFactory.  I haven’t seen PubFactory since beta, so I’m anxious to try it out.  Am hoping to get a grand tour via webinar this month, so look for an informal PubFactory review on NSR soon.   Here’s the press release: iFactory chosen for […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Interactive Online Reference – Survey Results & Charleston Presentation

November 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Last month I posted a link to a survey about interactive online reference features.  The survey was used to gauge the interest in 30 different interface features, ranging from video and sound to course packs, Web 2.0 features, and sharing materials.  The results of the survey were used during a presentation at the Charleston Conference […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Survey – online reference databases

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

NSR Readers, I’m writing to ask for 10 minutes of your time to complete a survey about online reference databases.  I’m trying to gauge interest in a variety of features offered in online reference databases (think GVRL, Credo, SRO, ORO, ABC-CLIO, etc).  My results will be used in a presentation I am co-presenting at the […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

New Interview with Tom Beyer, iFactory

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

iFactory is an web development company in Boston.  They have developed Sage Reference Online, Rosen’s Teen Health & Wellness, and several Oxford University Press products.  NSR got to talk with Tom Beyer, Director of Publishing at iFactory about eBook interfaces and the future of eBooks.  Tom and 15 other interviews are listed on the NSR interviews page.

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Reference Publishing

Reference Publishers Debate Single Platform

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the Friday of the ALAMW Conference, the Independent Reference Publishers Group met for a panel presentation/discussion on using one single platform to host all reference content.  It was an interesting discussion.  I’ve summarized the panel in my notes below. Independent Reference Publishers Group Meeting Friday, January 23, 2009 Representatives from the following organizations were […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing