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For the past three years, my annual wrap-up of content management systems has mostly counted the exploding number of branded products, for sale and open source, on the world market—now nearing 3,000. This year, I want to focus on a handful that are doing things so well that they show the way to the future for all the others.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

What a difference a year makes. Since my column in last year’s EC100 issue, content applications of all types have been showing their 2.0 stripes, increasingly blurring the boundaries between web and print, and where their content resides. As “Web 2.0” has become part of our vocabulary, Content 2.0 parallels are blurring web-based and non-web-based content.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

Today in Arizona, pack mules will deliver mail to the Havasupai tribe. Their village, Supai, clings to the side of the Grand Canyon, and—as has been the case for a century—mules still provide the most efficient means of delivering the mail. This isn’t to imply that the Havasupai don’t get email. They are certainly online, as many of the packages delivered to them are products purchased through the web.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

A closer look at Adobe, which offers the premiere tools for desktop content creation across all platforms.

Posted Nov 14, 2007

A recent partnership launched between Near-Time, Inc. and Wiley Wrox Press has opened the door to interaction among P2P digital publishing communities.

Posted Nov 13, 2007

QuarkAlliance partner picturesafe and Quark Inc. announced an integration between the digital asset management system myCONTENT and the newly announced Quark Publishing System 7 (QPS).

Posted Nov 02, 2007

Hachette Book Group USA, a provider of books in print, online, audio, and print on demand formats, announced that it will produce its content in the new International Digital Publishing Forum's (IDPF) eBook format called ".epub."

Posted Oct 30, 2007

PROOF-it-ONLINE, a provider of web-based interactive approval management solutions to print and creative services companies, announced that the solutions used by companies to streamline the proof approval process, enhance communications, and increase revenues for the offline media audience, are now available for online content designers.

Posted Oct 19, 2007

OCLC, a library cooperative, has added new features and functionality to CONTENTdm, digital collection management software for libraries and other cultural heritage institutions.

Posted Oct 12, 2007

MPS Technologies unveiled BookStore Discovery, a tool designed to enable publishers to make their book content discoverable and accessible to the widest possible audience.

Posted Oct 09, 2007

eZ Systems is expanding its flagship product, eZ Publish, with a new extension, enhanced features, and compatibility with PHP 5.

Posted Oct 05, 2007

Author-it Software Corporation, a provider of software for authoring, content management, publishing, and localization, introduced Author-it 5.0, a content management system that includes interactive authoring memory.

Posted Oct 05, 2007

Legal electronic publisher, Justis Publishing Ltd released the latest addition to their portfolio of legal resources, new J-Link.

Posted Oct 02, 2007

MyiLibrary, a global provider of eBooks to libraries and part of Ingram Digital Group, announced the addition of 21 new publisher clients.

Posted Oct 02, 2007

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virtual Ubiquity and its online word processor, Buzzword.

Posted Oct 02, 2007

As people use search engines to find the information that interests them on the web and browse from one site to another via links, I'm struck by how arbitrary the fences that many organizations build around their content are. The various parts of a typical corporate site or online news portal need to be broken down for the sake of visitors and potential customers.

Posted Oct 02, 2007

Quantcast, an open internet ratings service, has launched a suite of media measurement services for publishers in its Quantified Publisher program.

Posted Sep 28, 2007

Texterity Inc. announced that it has received a U.S. patent for its technology, which transforms print magazines into digital format for access by internet readers using virtually any web browser.

Posted Sep 25, 2007

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation, a provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has announced the immediate availability of EndNote XI for Mac OS X.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

The digitization of content, from print to video to audio and beyond, has major implications for corporations and consumers. Never has content been more flexible and accessible, and never has the threat of misuse of copyright been greater. Yet despite the ever-shifting shape of copyright problems, solutions are emerging to help users comply.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

The most effective way to market products and services online is to develop thought leadership-based content that existing and potential customers will actually want to read.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

EContent magazine editor Michelle Manafy discusses the value of eBooks versus print with Christine Scheidegger, who led the Elsevier team which commissioned an independent study evaluating the value of eBooks relative to print books.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

ScholarOne, a Thomson business, has announced the release of Manuscript Central v4.0, an upgraded version of the manuscript submission and peer-review system.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

XyEnterprise has released ContentaView 3.3. Structured data, including S1000D and DITA, can be supported in this package. XyEnterprise has also announced the release of Contenta DITA 1.4.

Posted Aug 03, 2007

MetaPress helps SpringerLink provide a unified interface and one-stop shop for Springer’s massive and diverse content collection.

Posted Aug 02, 2007

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