eBooks ... By the Numbers
November 1, 2010

PDA has been increasingly adopted by libraries, and more digital distribution services are offering this as a purchase option.

Elsevier Is in the App Game With 'Top Doc'
July 15, 2010

Elsevier is the latest book publisher to experiment with apps. Partnering with video game developer and publisher Legacy Interactive, the scientific, technical and medical publisher has released an iPhone application called Top Doc, which features medical content and quizzes designed to enable medical students, residents and junior faculty to practice and improve their visual diagnosis skills.

XML Is Here to Stay, Part Deux (Attack of the Small Publisher)
July 2, 2010

In my last post,  I wrote about—heck, I guaranteed—that XML wasn’t going anywhere. I’m usually not such a big trash talker, but I firmly believe this—mostly because you can use XML to future-proof content, as well as the fact that putting any structured tagging in your content could be leveraged, even if XML goes away. Which it won’t (I know, nice English).

Aptara and VitalSource Make Publishers’ Digital Content Accessible to Readers with Disabilities
May 28, 2010

Falls Church, Va.-based digital publishing solutions provider Aptara has partnered with VitalSource, an Ingram Content Company, to make publishers’ content accessible to readers with disabilities. By providing content development and conversion services that now include tagging specifically for Section 508 of the Federal Accessibility Guidelines, Aptara’s publishing customers can utilize VitalSource’s new Bookshelf e-textbook platform.