We are excited to have brought new publishers onto the platform and strengthened some key relationships in 2016 so far.
Berghahn Books moved their 38 journals from Ingenta to PubFactory. Their new PubFactory site was launched this past March 2016 after a rapid 12 week development cycle which left everyone a little breathless! Next up, we are looking forward to adding books to the platform in early 2017.
Berghahn’s PubFactory powered site site can be seen here: http://www.berghahnjournals.com/
Peter Lang launched their 60,000 books on PubFactory this past June 2016. Peter Lang’s new PubFactory platform includes a comprehensive Klopotek integration. It also includes both the enhanced access controls and custom form builder functionality.
Take a look here: https://www.peterlang.com/
And of course, we are well underway on developing a new version of Brill’s online hosting platform which will consolidate all books, journals and most reference works on the PubFactory platform. There are many exciting developments coming from this project which we will share as it progresses.
OUP has published a number of new sites on the platform, including two new university presses on University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), Cornell and New York University, several new reference encyclopedias, and has continuously invested in PubFactory platform development.
De Gruyter has enhanced their platform in a number of ways including launching a responsive mobile site design. In addition, De Gruyter has begun leveraging the A/B Testing framework that we added to PubFactory to collect data on a variety of potential layout changes to their pages, capture impact on usage and user behaviors, and ultimately drive a data-driven decision making process.
PubFactory Librarian Advisory Meeting
During the Charleston Library Conference, PubFactory will host and facilitate a Librarian Advisory Meeting to capture feedback from prominent librarians on their (good, bad, indifferent) experiences with online publishing platforms, in particular around Search and UX. The primary objective is to sync up with librarians on behalf of PubFactory publishers and include them in the strategic platform development planning process.
So please send along any questions you’d like us to pose during the Librarian Advisory Group! We will collect all feedback and share with you post-conference.
We have been having some discussions and monitoring the industry response to IPv6. To-date, the general consensus is most people are working to anticipate how IPv6 will impact their business, but there is no compelling reason to implement support for it currently. We would love to hear from you on this topic.
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We were thrilled to collaborate with Vivian Berghahn (MD at Berghahn Books) on the SSP webinar: Content versus the Container: How Online Delivery is changing the process of acquiring and managing content. The webinar was well attended and received. We will send along the access information when it becomes available for viewing in early November.
In November, we are hosting a related panel at the Charleston conference, Content as a Community Asset: What Happens When It Loses Its Traditional Container? Ove Kahler (Director Product Management & Global Distribution at Brill), PubFactory’s Tom Beyer will be joined by Wendy Queen from Project Muse and Ronda Rowe from the University of Texas at Austin. If you are going to be at the Charleston conference, join us for a great discussion!
If you were at ALPSP in September, we hope you caught José Fossi (VP of Client Services at OReilly Media) on the Digital Business Models panel. If not, the video is available for what turned out to be a really interesting conversation exploring current and future opportunities that publishers have to drive sales, marketing, and editorial growth through their online publishing platforms.