By Tom Beyer, Director of Platform Services In 2018, we collaborated with Manchester University Press (MUP) on a hosting platform that would bring all of their books and journals online. Manchester is the largest research university in the UK, and the Press is one of the largest University Presses in the UK, publishing 200 new… Read More Manchester University Press fields an OA compliance curveball with the support of PubFactory’s SiteGen module
The beginning of 2017 has been fast-paced and productive for PubFactory with the development and delivery of numerous platform enhancements, several new partnerships with industry service providers, participation in global publishing conferences, and much more.… Read More PubFactory Spring 2017 Spotlight
2016 has been quite the year! A year that, in general, I think we are all glad to put behind us, but one that was incredibly productive for the PubFactory team. Over the course of 2016, we made substantive changes in the way we work, grew our publisher client community, and released important enhancements across… Read More PubFactory – Winter 2017 Briefing
Two months ago, I was slated to participate in a conference panel on metadata but unfortunately had to cancel. But very fortunately, Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), filled in for me at the last moment. You can take a look at his slides here. The following is a brief… Read More Metadata: Why is it so essential?
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
There is a specific problem we run into again and again whenever we deal with searching a sufficiently diverse set of content. We call it the dictionary problem because it’s particularly endemic to dictionaries, but it’s a general problem that tends to prioritize minimal entries that mention a subject over larger entries that are about… Read More The “dictionary problem” in search ranking