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?
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
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
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
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
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