Rolling with the Times: PubFactory Team at 2016 Charleston Library Conference

Lots of exciting things happened at this year’s 2016 Charleston Library Conference:  “Roll with the Times, or the Times Roll Over You”. Not the least of which were two PubFactory organized events.  Fitting with the theme, we hosted a Librarian Advisory Group meeting to support our publishers in making UI and UX decisions for their… Read More Rolling with the Times: PubFactory Team at 2016 Charleston Library Conference

PubFactory Developments – Looking Back on 2015 and Ahead to 2016

 As we move rapidly into 2016, we take a retrospective look at 2015. It was an important year for Safari and our PubFactory platform. Strategically significant milestones for us as a company and the strength of our technology included: Growing the volume of content on PubFactory to more than 30M unique publications, including articles, books,… Read More PubFactory Developments – Looking Back on 2015 and Ahead to 2016

MVP: Placing the User at the Heart of Your Business Strategy

Each year publishers spend countless hours crafting lengthy Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that exhaustively detail their ideal online publishing platform. There is a sense that before a platform migration can occur every aspect of the functions, features, and capabilities must be identified and explicitly defined. Yet in other market segments the approach to revising business… Read More MVP: Placing the User at the Heart of Your Business Strategy

The Content Curation Challenge: Bringing Users to the “Right” Content…and More of It

I will contribute to a content curation panel at the Charleston Library Conference along with Will Schweitzer, Director, Product Development at theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Michael Levine-Clark, Interim Dean and Director, University of Denver Libraries. The focus of the panel is to examine the challenge and value of content curation… Read More The Content Curation Challenge: Bringing Users to the “Right” Content…and More of It

Beyond agile – Continuous delivery is the new frontier in fast, cost effective and lower risk innovation

Prior to joining Safari, Michelle was Director of Sales at Atypon Systems Inc. She has more than 9 years of experience in sales, marketing, and editorial roles at both publishing organizations and technology service providers. Michelle is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and volunteers for the Association of… Read More Beyond agile – Continuous delivery is the new frontier in fast, cost effective and lower risk innovation

The Safari PubFactory platform for academic search and reference: a review of 2014

Safari isn’t just a single product providing books, videos, and training courses to business professionals. We also have a robust client services group that serves the academic publishing market. The team and talent at our PubFactory division operate some of the flagship products in online search and reference. Providing great academic and scholarly content has… Read More The Safari PubFactory platform for academic search and reference: a review of 2014