Big data publishing: too good to be true

Cross-referencing and analysing huge amounts of data and reporting on your findings is what we understand to be big data publishing. It’s the new buzzword in publishing because it has the potential to open up new opportunities for making money with content. But big data analysis is extremely difficult and expensive.

How online publishers implement a paywall determines its success

Metered or paywall-limited access to online and digital publications is the buzz these days, but it takes more than a pay button to make it work. Press+ is one of the platforms that got a bit of coverage lately. A platform that has had some success in the Eastern part of the EU is Piano Media. Piano Media has recently started to penetrate the Western part of the EU so it’s interesting to see what makes their offering successful.

Big Data in publishing: pitfalls

A group of 80 journalists across multiple EU-countries decided to go on a Big Data analysis adventure. They wanted to expose tax fraudsters in the EU. The results were so-and-so. It shows that Big Data needs Big Brains and a new kind of self-discipline.

Combine DAM benefits with strong publishing capabilities and you’ll get PublishingNOW! – a report

Van Gennep, a Dutch developer of publishing systems, made a name and a reputation for itself with its editorial flat plans, which have been copied by others but never with the same feature richness. Flat plans are still an integral part of Van Gennep’s current flagship product: PublishingNOW!, but the unique feature that sets PublishingNOW! apart from everything else out there is its DAM foundation., the most important step towards the semantic web launched a year ago as an initiative by the three largest search engines. It’s meant to make search results more informative. It can boost your site’s SEO – its visibility and search ranking – and it contributes in no small way to a semantic web. But nobody is using it. Why not?

Content crucial to business success, more so than technology

Businesses depend on content for their success. The Internet has been responsible for a shift of focus from technology to content creation and management. At the same time, Internet technology has enabled individuals to create ‘wealth’ by becoming content creators and curators.

A combination of making things simple and low quality standards are killing the content creation market

When Apple released Final Cut Pro X, there was a storm of protest coming from professional videographers. Whenever something is made extremely easy, the market for that something is bound to collapse. That is the problem with publishing, regardless of niche — book, magazine, newspaper publishing.

How do you keep track of in parallel published versions, editions, and languages?

Variants, versions, or editions for different markets are made possible by the Layers feature in Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress. However, they can quickly become a management nightmare when different variants need to be updated. How do you make sure your variants all stay in sync and what is needed to keep it that way?

Managing metadata: a tutorial

Metadata is structured information that is created specifically to describe another resource. In this piece I’m taking you through the many uses of metadata, which can make managing digital publishing more efficient and effective.

XML is at the core of Dynamic Publishing

In Atomik Dynamic Publisher, users can create their content in any application that can export to one or more of the many supported file formats. In Quark’s dynamic publishing concept, users can best create their XML files with Word and XML Author, and obtain DITA certification right away.