Content and Digital Asset Management

Everything Is Miscellaneous: Why Publishing Needs Tagging
November 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Walk into a bookstore, and chances are you’ll see books divided into sections by genre. Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery, and so on. It’s the most common system of categorizing books, conversationally and from the data-management perspective of the book world. Genre is also incredibly limiting at times. There are dozens upon dozens of subgenres across…

B&N Launches Nook Audiobook Apps for iPhone, iPad
November 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Remember the audiobook service Barnes & Noble launched last year? Me neither, but it's back in the news again today. After a year of waiting, B&N has released Nook Audiobooks apps for the iPhone and iPad. They're also finally launching a website where you can buy the audiobooks:

Press Release: Springer Nature and UNSILO Release Pioneering New Interactive Related Content Service on SpringerLink
October 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

NEW YORK—October 26, 2015—Springer Nature announces the launch of an interactive Related Content service on the SpringerLink platform. The service will make it faster and easier for researchers to discover relevant scientific content and is powered by UNSILO, a Semantic Discovery Engine that captures trending ideas and novel scientific concepts as they emerge. The new…

Press Release: Inkling Partners with SPi Global to Build Digital Content Experience
October 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm

MANILA, Philippines—October 12, 2015—SPi Global, one of the world’s leading content and knowledge solutions provider, has expanded its digital technology enrichment portfolio to include Inkling. As a certified and preferred partner to Inkling, SPi expands its digital and interactive media solutions towards cloud-based infrastructure with structured authoring and integrated tools/workflow. The professionally designed content will…

Press Release: Sheridan Expands its Print Management System to Accommodate Self‐Service POD Orders
September 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

HUNT VALLEY, Md.—September 28, 2015—Sheridan has expanded its automated print management system, Sheridan Select, to include a self‐service component granting publishers the ability to upload a book or journal title and place a print‐on‐demand (POD) order within a single transaction. Upon logging in to the Sheridan Select portal and initiating a POD order, publishers are…

Why Copyright Is Key to Future Publishing Innovation
April 22, 2015

At the London Book Fair on Thursday, Copyright Clearance Center presented, The Copyright Conundrum, a special talk led by Victoriano Colodron, senior director of international relations at CCC. The presentation outlined the paradox many publishers face: copyright is key to conducting the business of book publishing, but the digital revolution has made sharing -- regardless of copyright restrictions -- as easy as a single keystroke.

Stop The Presses: Disney Tells Court About The Importance Of The Public Domain
March 20, 2015

It's not often you see Disney out there defending the public domain -- and the importance of keeping it vibrant and supported by new things. However, that seems to be (sort of) what Disney is, in fact, arguing in a Supreme Court case known as Kimble v. Marvel. There are, of course, a bunch of caveats here. First, it's a patent case, not a copyright case. Second, it's Marvel, not technically "Disney," but Marvel is wholly owned by Disney.