Exact Editions — Library Blog

Welcome to the inaugural blog post in a new library-focused series by Exact Editions. The frequent posts will be covering any Exact Editions news relevant to librarians, including; technical developments, new content releases and thought pieces on issues within the library community.

The Library Advisory Board

Exact Editions are a provider of digital magazine and book subscriptions to academic, public and corporates libraries around the world. Operating within such a dynamic field requires an in-depth knowledge of the industry in order to best serve the library community. At Exact Editions, we figured that the best way to understand the fast moving library landscape both on a technological level and on a business level, was to ask the librarians. So we enlisted the wise counsel of several leading librarians and industry professionals to create the Library Advisory Board. The board is made up of nine members, who will be consulted on a bi-annual basis to provide their thoughts on two of three specific topics.

The Members

Bill Maltarich, Collection Management Librarian at NYU

Ian Robson, Head of Collection Development at University of Waterloo

Liisa Mobley, Electronic Resources Unit Supervisor at Cornell University

Peter Brantley, Director of Online Strategy at University of California, Davis

Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections at University of Utah

Gary Price, Editor at Infodocket

Hazel Woodward, Director at Information Power

Jill O’Neill, Educational Programs Manager at NISO

Judy Luther, President at Informed Strategies

The Story So Far

Exact Editions share the same objective as libraries and librarians; to preserve and distribute written material with the intention of educating future generations. The aim of the Library Advisory Board is to use the expertise of the members to assist Exact Editions in making informed decisions regarding policy changes. Through this relationship we hope to augment our pre-existing knowledge of the industry, with a particular focus on technology, accessibility, preservation and future challenges. Questions will be asked on a bi-annual basis, and will focus on issues particularly potent for Exact Editions at that period of time. We hope that the process will be mutually beneficial for both parties, as librarians will be able to vocalise their needs and contribute to a service which is ultimately designed for them, and Exact Editions will benefit from the advice offered by individuals working inside the industry.

Feedback from our first round of questions has been incredibly useful, and we are already working on implementing suggestions concerning discovery and visibility of resources. Exact Editions titles are now mostly integrated into the major discovery tools commonly used by librarians, making us easier to find. In an effort to assist the decision making process regarding new purchases, we are offering 30-day trial subscriptions for all of the titles on our website, to allow librarians to explore the platform and magazine content before committing resources.

You can expect blog posts in the near future about our progress regarding MARC Records, Perpetual Access and Exact Editions usage statistics becoming Counter compliant. Furthermore, we have a wave of new content across a vast range of specialised subject areas in the pipeline, which will be of interest to libraries looking to improve their online resource offerings.

Finally, Exact Editions would like to say that we are very grateful for the contribution of time and effort by the Library Advisory Board members. We are always searching for ways to improve our services and to have direct contact with professionals in the library community is extremely helpful.



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!


Smallish online now!


Exact Editions are pleased to announce a new offering in the shape of luxury parenting magazine Smallish. This new magazine is now available as both desktop edition and app, and you can choose between quarterly or annual subscriptions.

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Whilst Smallish covers family life, health and education, the magazine also features fashion, travel and entertainment; “an inspiring read for discerning mothers who want more from a parenting magazine”!


App for LittleONE Magazine

LittleONE magazine, a quarterly publication all about parenting, is now available on the Apple Newsstand.


The title offers advice and inspiration to parents through interviews and features with other parents, as well as celebrating all aspects of parenthood, from pregnancy to dressing your child. The magazine is highly illustrated, and includes ideas on interiors, crafts and birthday parties.



As with all Exact Editions apps, ByPlace™ functionality is available, along with the comprehensive search, social media sharing and bookmarking content for offline reading. Head over to the app store to subscribe now!


The Philosophers’ Magazine app now available!

You can now read The Philosophers’ Magazine on the go! The shiny new app is available on the Apple Newsstand.


Published four times a year, The Philosophers’ Magazine contains essays, features, debates, interviews, columns, news and reviews put together by professional philosophers.


Subscriptions are available in iTunes or the Exact Editions webstore.