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As we consider strategies for development for mobile devices, we find ourselves considering whether to emphasize a mobile web or touch web approach or an app approach. This piece examines the advantages of taking a web-based approach, particularly for enterprise applications. But there might be some important reasons to take a touch web approac...
Ipad and Iphone users will now be able to read content purchased outside the App Store as this CNET piece explains. Apple has apparently given in to demands by publishers that they be able to sell content directly. This has some immediate implications for our thinking about the New Learning Times. But, of course, Apple could change its terms in the future.
Publishers seem to be stepping up their efforts to make textbook material available in digital format, particularly on tablet devices. A piece in the Chronicle discusses some of the options that students will be provided. One interesting option is selling individual chapters from large textbooks in an effort to make required reading more affordable. According...
Imagine a place so legendary that it is identified only by the name The Club. This is where our Birmingham journey took us for lunch with our EBSCO partners. As a special treat we were allowed to see the famous lighted floor that can be raised a full two feet for dancing. Unfortunately, the extensive footage of our dance moves was lost on the way back to NYC.
Running well ahead of schedule on the way to our first meeting, we took the time to visit The Birmingham Vulcan. After climbing the tower to the base of the statue, a climb much like our own Russell Hall trek, Brian and Jeff surveyed the city at our feet.
Our trip to discuss the future of TCR/NSSE publishing began with a firm commitment to taking an enterprising stance. Here Brian negotiates our transportation. Be sure to ask him about the shock-and-awe service we received!
For a glimpse into an effective use of so-called social media, check out The Shocking Success Of The New Yorker's Facebook 'Like' Campaign. But wait... then again, what does one do with 17,000 "Likes"? Web traffic that followed may have been the result of the "story about the story" -- or rather, "The New Yorker: It's Still Being Published?"
In case you missed it, this piece in the NY Times discusses the new options opened by HTML5 and the likelihood that the new standard will mark a resurgence of the web as an attractive publishing platform. And be sure to check out the HTML5 version of the Times itself. Publishing with the open web standards offers some substanti...
A piece in FastCompany raises the question of Could an Apple Magazine Template in iOS Change the Industry? This seems to be a question that is relevant to many of our projects. When should we provide the ease of templates or stock solutions, and when should we provide open flexibility for users?
Are academic journals about to be eclipsed by social media as an outlet for scholarly work? An article in the Chronicle reports on highlights of a new survey that suggests social scientists are using social media to facilitate scholarly exchange. There seem to be some big implications for academic journals and for libraries.