January/February 2004 Issue


News Features

The entertainment industry has been plagued with problems since the advent of digital distribution, but there are industry leaders trying to propose a new way of doing things; the founder of the Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG), Leonardo Chiariglione, founded a new organization, the Digital Media Project (DMP), to do just that.
By - Posted Jan 30, 2004
In April of 2003, EContent reported on the strides Mirror Image had taken in moving beyond content delivery, Web computing, and streaming, towards offering a complete end-to-end package to its Global 2000 customers. January brings a major announcement as the company unveils its new positioning as an “adaptive network for smart content,” whereby it bundles content management and content delivery solutions and makes aggressive moves into application and transaction support.
By - Posted Feb 06, 2004
Imagine a digital content-commerce environment where buying and selling the rights to a game, song, or ring tone is as easy as buying a newspaper. That is exactly the goal of Navio, a digital commerce service provider that launched a brandable version of its primary customer interface this month.
By - Posted Jan 30, 2004
For most Americans, knowledge of nautical weather patterns is cursory or anecdotal at best, but for those whose livelihoods and lives depend on understanding the ocean’s every move, technological advances have made the waters of the Gulf of Maine safer and more predictable than ever.
By - Posted Feb 09, 2004

Featured Stories

Take a look at three content management scenarios in vertical markets that each has unique needs in order to help make a decision about the content management solution that will be right for your organization.
By - Posted Feb 02, 2004
It’s easy to understand that when multiple users try to create, share, analyze, and store data, problems can surely escalate. Hence the evolution of content analysis tools, designed to meet the challenges of handling and understanding the use of information found not only on public Web sites, but also company intranets, extranets, and portals.
By - Posted Feb 09, 2004
For better or worse, publishers choosing an ejournal hosting provider today have many options and capabilities to choose from that weren’t available in the first generation. The rapidly changing landscape also means that publishers should reassess their ejournal delivery method to evaluate new opportunities every two to three years. The need to address rising user expectations, continual technological developments, and powerful new standards means every econtent provider in the library market can gain insights directed to journal publishers.
By , - Posted Feb 03, 2004

Columns

I want to reflect on three presentations given at the 2003 KM World & Intranets Conference, and the issues they raised for intranet managers: usability, live intranet demos, and content integration.
By - Posted Jan 27, 2004
Think for a moment about how much information we maintain solely in electronic format, with no acid-free paper backup. In our haste to digitize the content of our lives, we may be losing the ability to reconstruct it later.
By - Posted Feb 02, 2004
Psst! Wanna make some quick cash? Here, take these search engine text ads and run them next to some of your own relevant content.
By - Posted Jan 01, 2004
For decades, the econtent world had been rather unaffected by changes in laws and regulations—at least in the U.S. Mostly, it’s been business as usual… but not any more.
By - Posted Jan 27, 2004
Without a doubt, librarians (and libraries) represent more than a place to look for information. In fact, that part of their role—at least in initial forays and for superficial inquiry—has been rapidly subsumed by the Web.
By - Posted Feb 02, 2004

Faces of EContent

"it has been amazing to me how radically the Internet has changed Presidential politics."
By - Posted Jan 01, 2004