The Pretty Nostalgic Compendium and Vintagexplorer join Exact Editions

Exact Editions are delighted to reveal two new additions to the webstore and iTunes, The Pretty Nostalgic Compendium and Vintagexplorer.

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The Pretty Nostalgic Compendium is a beautifully designed and illustrated publication which focuses on lifestyle, taking inspiration from the past to inform a sustainable way of living. Articles cover interiors, cooking, crafts and curiosities, demonstrating extensive social and domestic history research.

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Vintagexplorer is another high-quality magazine featuring stunning photography and with a focus on design which “stands the test of time”. It covers all the biggest vintage events throughout the country and is published every two months.

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The resurgence in such titles shows a burgeoning interest in Vintage. Subscribers may also be interested in The Lady, Selvedge and The Green Parent. Head over to the Exact Editions webstore to explore more titles!



KALEIDOSCOPE launches app with Exact Editions

KALEIDOSCOPE, the international, high-quality art and culture magazine, has launched its app and desktop edition with Exact Editions.


The title is published quarterly and has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to contemporary art and culture. The magazine is giving away free access to the magazine to all attending Art Basel Hong Kong using our exclusive ByPlace technology.


If you can’t quite make it to HK today, you can subscribe through iTunes or the Exact Editions webstore. A subscription will include access to KALEIDOSCOPE’s new Asia edition!


The Musical Times goes digital!


The world’s oldest continuously published classical music journal is now available as an app and desktop edition! The Musical Times, which first appeared in 1844, is devoted to western classical music, covering new and old with regular contributions from established authors, performers and scholars.


Published four times a year, The Musical Times can now be found in the Apple Newsstand and the Exact Editions webstore where quarterly and annual subscriptions are on sale. As with all Exact Editions apps, ByPlace™ functionality is available, along with the comprehensive search, social media sharing and bookmarking content for offline reading.


Falconers swoops into the Apple Newsstand!

The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine is the latest in our expanding collection of titles, available through the Exact Editions webstore and the Apple Newsstand – and boy, is it a hoot!


The magazine provides readers with news, features and a good all-round coverage of sport and professional falconry. Editor Peter Eldrett has been a practicing falconer for many years and enjoys flying his birds at every opportunity.

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With annual subscriptions at £13.99 and quarterlies at £3.99, you’re hardly being hawked! So, hop over to iTunes and subscribe!


Survey results determine that Magazine Apps are crucial to Librarians

A comprehensive study of worldwide mobile device acquisition revealed that over the past decade “the rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history”*.

As a digital publishing company specialising in mobile apps, Exact Editions wanted to better understand the function of mobile technology in libraries today and their place in the future. A survey was conducted in January 2015 to a number of librarians worldwide. It quickly became evident that librarians globally are already recognising the sudden increase in students adopting mobile devices for academic purposes. Among our survey 68% of librarians revealed that students frequently used mobile devices to access e-resources in their libraries currently, while all of them answered that this will most definitely increase in the future.

The popularity of mobile technology in libraries is as a result of the increase in students using mobile devices as a source of information. By removing multiple methods of access, Exact Editions have ensured that connection to the apps is as simple as possible through immediate IP authentication. This eradicates the need for lengthy logins requiring a username and password. Most importantly, complete access is enabled when students are off campus through remote/EZ proxy access and Shibboleth for UK institutions.

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 17.02.19Cross platform compatibility is a crucial requirement for libraries. Over half of the librarians surveyed estimated that the use of tablets and phones will become more prevalent than desktop resources, while all of them recognised the essential requirement in offering multi platform resources. Indeed with this, students have seamless access and the capacity to read an article on a variety of platforms from online on a desktop, or once the title has downloaded, offline on a mobile device; through apps the students have a 24/7 mobile library. Moreover, the magazines available via Exact Editions are accessible on both Android and iOS devices, again ensuring accessibility is at the forefront of our apps.



During our research the concept of layout was another important concern for librarians. A high 91% of librarians agreed that the publication should maintain the original look of the printed copy. This not only ensures that the content retains an aesthetic quality, but also provides contextual background, a pivotal necessity for much research. Additionally with mobile apps, the ease at which users are able to scroll quickly through the publications pages ensures reading is far more organic. Discovery remains effortless through the provision of ‘stacks’ that provide a fluid channel in which to flick between issues, thus making reading all the more engaging, easy and enjoyable.

The rapid rise in the popularity of mobile technology along with the potent results of the survey, underlines the growing need for information to be available via app technology in libraries.