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What Einstein Taught Us About Searching Inside Publications

When the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein went live on Tizra a few years ago, it was a huge step forward. Suddenly, anyone anywhere could search and access the output of one of the 20th Century’s great minds…from love letters to breakthrough articles that changed how we think about the nature of time and space. But the project also showed the limits of traditional tools for searching within large, complex publications. These limits sparked a collaboration with Princeton University Press and Einstein Papers Project editors, which this year resulted in a dynamic new search interface, which we’ll be demonstrating in a Webcast Friday, December 15 at 1pm ET. The interface not only makes it easier for Einstein researchers to home in on relevant content on both mobile devices and desktops, it points the way toward faster, better searching within a wide range of publication types, from reference books to periodicals, technical documentation and standards to textbooks. Click To Register for…

Take-Aways From The Digital Einstein Papers Project - a Tizra Webinar

Learn How Princeton University Press + Tizra Collaborated to Create a Revolutionary, Researcher-Friendly UI For Complex Online Publications! 

Join us Friday, December 15 at 1pm ET for a quick, behind-the-scenes webinar tour of Tizra's new search technology developed for the Digital Einstein Papers and learn... 
How hybrid search technology helps users find relevant content faster. Deep search tools that uncover the value within large, complex publications. How to manage the metadata within your publications. 
This webcast focuses on THE DIGITAL EINSTEIN PAPERS – a collaborative project powered by the Tizra platform that enables readers to experience the writings of Albert Einstein in unprecedented ways. 

A newly developed search tool improves discoverability by allowing users to perform hybrid searches of full-text and structured metadata across volumes containing thousands of articles, letters, lectures and other writings, with easy navigation between original German texts and Englis…

Webinar Sneak Preview: Strategic SEO - Increasing Your Organization's Visibility

Q+A with SEO expert Pam Long of True DigitalWe caught up with Pam Long and asked her to answer just a few SEO-related questions in advance of her upcoming webinar - Strategic SEO: Increasing Your Organization's Visibility. In this session, Pam will focus on the SEO challenges faced by association and mission-based publishers and organizations, and the Q+A below is just a small taste of the information she has to share, and she'll be taking your questions throughout the webinar!
To register for this free webinar which takes place on Thursday, October 12 from 1pm ET - 2pm ET, click here.
1. What's the biggest SEO challenge facing association/mission-based publishers? You need to face the reality that there are organizations out there that have been generating content with the intent of being found far longer than many associations have had digital content available at all. You’re competing against the likes of Google Books and Amazon, who are very, very good at discoverability,…

Webinar October 12 - Strategic SEO: Increasing Your Organization's Visibility

Join us on Thursday, October 12 for a free webinar that will help you control access to your valuable digital content, while optimizing discoverability.

Your content is a valuable resource, not just for your existing customers, clients or members, but for reaching new audiences and increasing visibility for your organization. The key? Strategic SEO!
In this session, Pam Long of True Digital will share insights on:
Looking at content in a new lightGatekeeping in the age of GoogleOptimizing content for visibility
Date: Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDTPrice: FREETo Register: Click Here
Pam Long, Senior Digital Strategist, True DigitalDepending on who you ask, Pam is either a technical person who speaks marketing or a marketing person who speaks ‘geek’. It’s a combination of strengths that has served her well in her 15-year career in ad agencies and interactive shops, where she has worked with clients in the building products, manufacturing and non-profit sectors. At True, …

Free Webinar 9/28: "The 5 Top Issues Facing Association Publishing Management and how to Tackle Them!"

Did You Know?The average American spends nearly 3 hours a day on their smartphone? And that just ten apps control 98% of that time.Amazon now controls over 50% of all books sales and 85%+ of ebook sales.The resurgence of print is "wishful thinking rather than an understanding of what’s actually happening".Publishers should raise prices: there 's far more flexibility than publishers think.The merger of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) with the W3C will enable DRM-protected books in browsers. These are just a few of the many insights you'll learn from digital publishing expert Thad McIlroy in Tizra's free webinar this Thursday. Thad has been on the cutting edge of technology trends for decades, authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, served as Program Director for the Seybold Seminars and written hundreds of articles and posts on subjects ranging from XML to metadata to marketing and publishing automation. The 5 Top Issues Facing Associati…

Announcing the Tizra Publishing Webinar Series 2017

This September Tizra is launching a new educational program for its association publishing clients and others interested in digital publication best practices. The free series of three monthly webinars led by publishing expert Thad McIlroy is directed to help you become a more effective publishing manager by examining best practices and new trends in online publishing.
The first webinar in the series is "The 5 Top Issues Facing Association Publishing Management and How ToTackle Them!" and it takes place on Thursday, September 28 from 1pm - 2pm ET. Registration is free.
Description: It’s never been a better time to be an association publisher. The tools, technologies and formats bring information and knowledge to members in record time and in multiple formats. There are challenges, but, as the saying goes, challenge brings opportunity. When Tizra talks with association publishing managers these are the top issues we hear about: 1. Enabling discovery via search and enhanced metada…

Books That Are Websites - Worth More Than a Thought

At the Bookseller's FutureBook blog, Molly Flatt does an excellent job of summing up the incredible advantages and opportunities that browser-based books offer over books as apps and ebooks.
The post is definitely worth a read. In it, Flatt argues that books as apps lead to an unpleasant experience for readers, due to both the barrier of entry of downloading and the inconvenience and disruption of leaving the "walled garden" each time one clicks on a link.
Tizra's publisher clients would most likely agree with Flatt that apps are equally if not more painful for publishers: "From a publisher’s point of view, producing and distributing content via an app is a total pain - from creating complex InDesign files to working with frustrating external shopfronts such as the Apple Store. And it’s useless for SEO." 
Noting the advances by leaps and bounds that web design has made in recent years, Flatt states plainly that the web now "better caters for long-form sto…

ACCESSE17 Conference Takeaways: Publications a recurring theme

The annual CESSE conference (Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives) has historically been focused on high-level strategy, so when we headed up to Quebec City for this year’s I wasn’t sure I’d be hearing a lot about publications.
But I was surprised at how many discussions—both in the sessions, and in the hallways—revolved around issues that publications really are central to.  The issues themselves are nothing new… Recruiting, engaging and retaining membersBuilding organizational branding and identityFinding effective value propositions for members and prospects at all points in their careersAnd of course, adding revenue streams What’s new is that we’re seeing more and better ways of using publication content to address them.  
For example, associations can recruit, engage and retain members by meeting readers where they are, making it easier to find publication content in Google and social media, and reducing the barriers to sampling, with metered paywalls, rather …

Association Publishers: Workers want your specialized professional development resources - are they optimized for discoverability?

A post over at the No Shelf Required portal highlighting a new whitepaper from Oxford University Press recently caught our eye. Navigating Researchexamines "how users seek contextual information and guidance for areas of scholarship as they conduct research, and how reference resources can support their work.” Key findings of the paper, include, among others (bolding ours): recognition of ‘reference’ as a specific category is declining and users are not likely to identify ‘reference resources as those belonging to a distinct categoryresearch needs of today’s researchers are moving away from basic factual information and terminology (for which free online sources are used)resources offering guidance to a field of study retain appeal as a ‘bridge between introductory materials and specialized research publications'”resources offering guidance to a field of study are also used to support work in interdisciplinary fieldsuse of reference sources relies on their visibility and discov…

Tizra On the Road: ACCESSE17

ACCESSE17 - the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives - takes place in Qu├ębec City July 25 - 27, and Tizra will be there!
Well, our own Abe Dane will be there, facilitating a new session during Thursday’s breakfast called the Reciprocity Roundtable. Abe will be leading a discussion on the category of “relevance” - as in an association’s relevance to members, their professional development and career advancement.
Roundtable attendees can expect to learn the power and practice of reciprocity; find solutions to issues while focusing on contributing to others; build relationships and trust with colleagues; and learn about and help one another.
All that and breakfast, too!