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

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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 »

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

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This Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 – I will contribute to a content curation panel at the Charleston Library Conference along with Will Schweitzer, Director, Product Development at the American 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… Read more »

Safari Publisher Spotlight: The Perseus Books Group

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One of the strongest features of Safari is the array and range of publishing partners who provide valuable content to our library. A partner that strongly exemplifies this breadth and depth is The Perseus Books Group which is composed of a series of imprints including Basic Books, Da Capo Press, Weinstein Books, Running Press, Seal Press,and… Read more »

Blogging for Business: You Are No Longer Just You

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By Jimmy Guterman Jimmy Guterman is editorial director of Collective Next and a curator of TEDxBoston. Previously, he served as a senior editor of Harvard Business Review. Many of us started blogging to express ourselves and publicize some aspect of our personal interests. Maybe for you it was reviews of the latest tech gadgets; observations… Read more »

NaNoGenMo 2014: A procedurally generated mysterious codex

Posted by & filed under book design, css, design, digitization, ebooks, html5, publishing, python, Tech.

  This is the second year of Darius Kazemi’s NaNoGenMo project: write code that generates a “novel.” NaNoGenMo is, obviously, a playful turn on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) — as is Safari’s blog-post-a-day-in-November. The “novel” is defined however you want. It could be 50,000 repetitions of the word “meow”. It could literally grab a… Read more »

Safari aggregations and content categorization

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Update:  Due to changes in the way we are creating our aggregations pages, some of the pages mentioned in this post no longer exist. Look out for a new post describing how we’re updating the Safari Topics Pages. Safari now has upwards of 25,000 books and 2,400 videos available to our members, a fact that we… Read more »

What publishing needs from the web (and how you can help)

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For a few months now I’ve served as co-chair of “DPUB”, the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group, (with Markus Gylling, who somehow has time to be a wonderful CTO of two different standards organizations). DPUB acts as a channel for those of us in digital publishing to influence the development of web standards like HTML5… Read more »

Safari’s looking for a Website Product Manager. Could it be you?

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Our website is getting a facelift. Are you up for the challenge? Safari Books Online is looking for a highly entrepreneurial product manager with strong marketing, analytical, collaborative, and problem-solving skills to lead our company website redevelopment project. As the Website Product Manager, you will own the company marketing website as a multimillion dollar business,… Read more »