Free MIT Press Webinar: Building an Ebook Site with Tizra

Exploiting Tizra's iPhone compatibility is one topic on the webinar agenda.

When MIT Press launched CISnet just over a year ago, they were trying something radical: Creating a custom ebook site without investing in custom software and without expensive content conversion. The result was in the words of revered computer science professor Hal Abelson, "a treasure." Now MIT Press has very kindly agreed to share some of what they've learned from their experience developing CISnet on the Tizra platform, and some of their ideas for future expansion.

Join MIT Press Editorial Director Gita Manaktala, and Digital Publishing Manager Jake Furbush for a free webinar…

Tuesday, October 27 at 3pm EDT

Space is limited. Reserve your seat now! We look forward to a fascinating discussion.

Association of Research Libraries Goes Live with Tizra

After extensive internal testing, the Association of Research Libraries has begun offering recent issues of its flagship publication on a public test site hosted by Tizra.

The organization announced recently that Research Library Issues is now available in full-text searchable form at…

http://publications.arl.org

We're thrilled about this, not only because because it's a vote of confidence from a high profile organization, but also because ARL's membership includes some of the most prestigious research institutions in the world (including the libraries of MIT and Indiana University, whose presses are already using Tizra).

In addition to greater production efficiency and flexibility, ARL's use of Tizra stems from a desire to provide members with capabilities including…

  • Better full-text search.
  • More targeted references via social software and other links.
  • Better compatibility with web enabled mobile devices like the iPhone.

We are proud to count ARL—and RLI readers—among the users of Tizra!