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Adobe to Launch iPad Friendly Publishing Suite

Adobe Systems has launched a new version of its digital publishing suite for individuals: the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition. Essentially it enables freelance designers and small design firms to publish interactive content created with Adobe InDesign CS5.5 software on Apple iPad. Adobe’s Single Edition provides an end-to-end workflow for designers to publish a single-issue application for sale or distribution through the Apple App Store. Designers can now use their existing skills and workflows to create an application for the iPad, saving on development costs while allowing them to maintain creative control. Moreover, Single Edition allows users to publish single-issue content such as a brochure, highly-visual book, annual report or personal design portfolio as an application for the iPad. As an extension of the Digital Publishing Suite line, Single Edition enables users to utilise Creative Suite 5.5 workflows to create an application for the iPad.

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Google opens ebook store in the UK

Google has opened its ebook store in the UK having signed deals with major UK publishers. According to the company it has signed deals with Hachette, Random House, Penguin and other publishers, and claims the service will offer hundreds of thousands of titles for sale. The company said it would also offer more than two million free, public domain books. Google said readers could buy books from the Google eBookstore, purchase them from one of its bookseller partners or from the Android Market, with ebooks stored in an online library and accessible across devices from laptops and tablets to smartphones and ebook readers. Google Books apps are now available for the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android devices. However, Kindle owners will miss out on Google’s offering, with the Amazon device not supported.

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First Edition Design Publishing and Sony Ink Aggregator Agreement

First Edition Design eBook Publishing has entered into an eBook aggregator agreement with Sony. First Edition Design Publishing, based in Sarasota, Florida USA, will amass eBooks and submit them to Sony for distribution to Sony’s end-users. First Edition Design eBook Publishing converts publisher’s and independent author’s files, formats them to the necessary type and size for various e-readers and submits them submits them to their national and international distribution associates. First Edition Design eBook Publishing is also a licensed and approved aggregator for Apple, Amazon, Google and Nielsen, a worldwide supplier of eBooks to libraries, schools, colleges, universities and booksellers. Additionally, as master distributors, First Edition Design eBook Publishing sends eBooks to Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Diesel and numerous other online retailers.

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Kindle Fire available for Gilbane Conference attendees

There are lots of educational reasons to join us at Gilbane Boston, but now there is also a way to learn first hand about e-book readers and tablets! ConferencePlus attendees receive a new Kindle Fire.

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3M Cloud Library Makes Login Simple with 3M Cloud-ID

The recently launched 3M Cloud Library now uses the 3M Cloud-ID, for its login process. The 3M Cloud-ID uses a patron’s existing library barcode and PIN to authenticate the patron and allow checkout of eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library, as opposed to using a library ID/PIN for authentication and a separate third party ID/PIN as used by existing eLending providers. 3M Cloud-ID streamlines the user experience by leveraging the credentials a patron already has from the library, making it simple for library patrons to navigate the system, typically with minimal to no assistance from library staff. The 3M Cloud Library offers a growing catalog of material, with new publishing agreements signed with ABC-CLIO, Baker Publishing Group, John Wiley & Sons, Quayside Publishing Group (Fair Winds Press, Quarry Books, Zenith Press and other imprints), Skyhorse Publishing and Workman Publishing. To date, more than 40 publishers have joined the system including HarperCollins, IPG and Random House, bringing the total 3M Cloud Library offering to more than 100,000 titles. The 3M Cloud Library has also added four new beta sites in recent months, with library staff soon to begin training on the system.

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eFileCabinet Takes Its Document Management Software to the Cloud

eFileCabinet, Inc., a global provider of enterprise content management solutions (ECM), announced the release of eFileCabinet Online, a Cloud-based version of its document management solution. Document management seekers can now select how they would like the product delivered: client/server based or the new Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
Like eFileCabinet Desktop, the document management solution parallels the physical file cabinet in digital format and provides users with a central repository to capture, manage, protect and share their business files. Since eFileCabinet Online is a SaaS model, users are not tethered to their local network and can access all of their files anywhere they have an Internet connection.

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Oracle Finalizes JavaFX 2.0

Sun Microsystems produced the first go-round of JavaFX late in 2008, it aimed to build a new declarative language for describing the front-end UI of an app. What developers needed at that time was a simpler, programmatic way to approach the contents of UIs. Oracle has remade Sun’s JavaFX distributed apps platform into a version 2.0 with fundamental differences. The most prominent addition is a new Oracle language called FXML, different from the JavaFX Script in its handling of UI elements, but whose distinctions against XAML seem almost artificial. One of the advantages of FXML is that it is based on XML and is familiar to most developers, especially Web developers and developers using other RIA platforms. Another is that FXML is not a compiled language; you do not need to recompile the code to see the changes you make. A third advantage is that FXML makes it easier to see the structure of your application’s scene graph. In version 2.0, Oracle has cast out the declarative-like portion of JavaFX Script (which lives on in an open source project called Visage), replacing it with FXML and adapting the remaining elements of JavaFX to load that FXML as separate resources.

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Content Strategy for Marketing: Influencing + Evaluating Results (without Breaking Your Budget)

Today we highlight Workshop E: Content Strategy for Marketing: Influencing + Evaluating Results (without Breaking Your Budget) taking place at Gilbane Boston, November 29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Westin Waterfront.

Digital marketing is quickly becoming THE marketing. What drives digital marketing? Content. If you’re not ready, you’re not alone. This intermediate workshop will help you form a strategy and then act on it. You’ll apply lessons learned with exercises inspired by Colleen’s years in the trenches and her best-selling book, Clout. By the end of the 3-hour session, you will

  • Understand the role of content in attracting, converting, supporting, and engaging customers.
  • Know eight principles of influence based on psychology and rhetoric.
  • Learn techniques for applying each principle to web content.
  • Ask the right evaluation questions and answer them with the right evaluation methods.
  • Learn tips and tricks for getting the most value out of your content.

You’ll also receive a hard copy of Clout: The Art and Science of Influential Web Content.


Colleen Jones, Principal, Content Science, and Author, Clout: The Art + Science of Influential Web Content

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SpringCM Latest Release of Cloud ECM Platform Features New Capabilities for SharePoint and Collaboration

SpringCM announced the latest release of its cloud enterprise content management platform. Highlights of the release: New collaboration features help teams managing tasks and content to stay on the same page, including project activity streams; notifications when projects are started and tasks are assigned; New SharePoint Web Parts make it easier to provide relevant content from SpringCM right within department or project SharePoint sites; Support for Microsoft’s cloud service, SharePoint Online for Office 365; and customers can view the contracts through the SpringCM interface while executives can access the contracts through SpringCM Mobile for iPad.

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Gilbane Boston 2011 Announces Sponsors and New Keynote Format for 8th Annual Web & Enterprise Content Management Conference

Annual Conference Helps Attendees Evaluate the Latest Solutions to Reach and Engage Customers and Foster Collaboration with Customers and Partners

Boston, MA – September 27, 2011 – The eighth annual Gilbane Conference Boston ( to take place November 29 – December 1, 2011, at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA today announced that EndPlay will be the Diamond sponsor of the upcoming conference and Alfresco, CIGNEX and Liferay are this year’s Platinum sponsors. Atex, CrownPeak, OpenText, Percussion, SDL, Sitecore and Telerik are all Gold sponsors. For more information about these companies go to (

Gilbane Boston also announed today the Opening Keynote presenters and a  new rapid-fire format. Keynote presentations, moderated by Frank Gilbane – President, Outsell’s Gilbane Services & Conference Chair will be limited to 10-15 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A. The new format is designed to inspire, provoke, and provide perspective on the big issues, trends, and shifting foundation of technologies, digital strategies, and channels for communication and engagement. Panelists include Christos M. Cotsakos, Ph.D. – Founding Chairman, CEO & President, EndPlay, Inc.; Christer Johnson – Partner, North American BAO Advanced Analytics Leader, IBM Global Business Services; Georgiana Cohen  – Manager, Web Content and Strategy, Tufts University and Co-founder, Meet Content; and Maureen Chew – Chief Applications Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

“In today’s business environment, every organization has one thing in common: the need to engage with multiple customer and partner communities,” said Frank Gilbane, conference chair and moderator of the keynote session. “This year’s keynote and new format share the timely theme of connecting with global customers and colleagues with marketing, product and enterprise content using web and social technologies.”

In addition, the event features six in-depth pre-conference workshops, a main conference program providing in-depth coverage of trends and technologies organized in four tracks: Customers & Engagement, Colleagues & Collaboration, Content Technology, and Cross-Media Publishing, a Technology Showcase made up of the leading vendors offering the latest tools and solutions and many networking opportunities.

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About Outsell’s Gilbane Services
Outsell’s Gilbane Services provides analyst & consulting services focused on content technologies. Whether it involves web content management, digital marketing, multilingual content, enterprise search, enterprise social media, publishing, XML, or related technologies, we can help you make vendor-neutral well-informed decisions. We work with the entire community of stakeholders including investors, enterprise buyers of IT, technology suppliers, and other consultant and analyst firms. We have organized over 70 educational conferences in North America and Europe. Information about our widely-read newsletter, consulting & advisory services, reports, white papers, case studies and analyst blogs is available at,

About Lighthouse Seminars
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. This includes content management of all types, digital asset management, enterprise content management, web content management, enterprise search, web and cross-media publishing.


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