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In Conversation with Dr. Alicia M. Salaz


A year ago, Carnegie Mellon’s library, where Dr. Salaz is an Associate Dean, faced major upheaval. Today, she speaks to Exact Editions about their pandemic response, the importance of cross-disciplinary teams, and what she’s bringing with her as the University of Oregon’s new vice-provost.

Dr. Alicia M. Salaz

The outbreak of the pandemic was especially difficult for academic institutions. As Associate Dean for Research & Academic Services at Carnegie Mellon University, you moved quickly to ensure access to resources, creating a Keep Reading

Exact Editions: Preserving & Distributing Digital Publications During A Pandemic #WDPD2020

During a year like no other, digital preservation has become more important than ever for publishers. Storing valuable back catalogues in archives and having easy access to tools that permit online distribution has been especially pertinent in 2020 after the widespread uncertainly faced by the print publishing industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fact that Exact Editions facilitates the online preservation of magazines and books in exactly the same visual format in which they were first produced has meant that … Keep Reading

Digital Publishing — It’s a Loyalty Thing

Apple News+ was in the headlines last week for all the wrong reasons, despite an impressive showcase that made the platform look fluid, visually stunning and functional, issues have started to surface. Find further details in What’s New in Publishing’s article.

It’s back to the drawing board for the Apple News team, but will those changes be enough to convince people to change their reading habits so fundamentally? Apple is effectively trying to wow users with value by providing access … Keep Reading

The Digital Publishing Gold Rush

I write this post as Exact Editions have added a score of new titles to the platform in the last six months. This acceleration on content acquisition got me thinking about the battle for ‘real estate’ in the digital publishing world. With several established online magazine platforms on the market, it has now become a competition to convince publishers to come aboard. There is a kind of Noah’s Ark situation going on, with magazines scrambling to find a vessel as … Keep Reading

Why Digital Subscriptions work

One of the consequences of the development of cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud is that highly reliable, global, scaleable and affordable computing solutions are available to relatively small outfits. These developments make it very practical to provide new specialised services and solutions to existing players. Frederic Filloux has been one of the steadiest commentators on digital news developments since the launch of the iPhone. In his latest posts he maintains that it continues … Keep Reading

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