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Platform Strategies 2022
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Announcing Platform Strategies 2022

Silverchair is delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 Platform Strategies Webinar Series. Platform Strategies explores the technologies and strategies that support professional and scholarly knowledge. Since the inception of these events, we’ve created spaces to engage with our community, your peers, and thought...
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SSP 2022: Reconnecting IRL with our Community

Over the last 2+ years, we’ve been privileged to learn just how resilient Silverchair’s communities are. Our team members, clients, and industry colleagues stayed connected through video calls, fun virtual events, and more, and we were heartened to see our culture stay strong despite the...
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Industry Security PSA: New unauthorized content access broker identified

The most effective method for combatting malicious content theft is to encourage discussion and raise awareness within the academic and publishing communities, which is why we share this information here. A new Sci-Hub-like content theft website (lib.mayiso.com) has come to the attention of the Silverchair...
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SWAN

Spotlight: The Silverchair Women & Allies Network

Several years ago, after-work gatherings of several Silverchair women started to morph into standing get-togethers prompting insightful discussions, shared laughs, and a platform for stronger working relationships. That group has since been formalized into an employee resource group (ERG) called SWAN (Silverchair Women & Allies...
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The American Diabetes Association Launches on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Arlington, VA) April 28, 2022 – Silverchair and the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) announced the launch of ADA’s Professional Publications site on the Silverchair Platform, opening up new ways to publish, package, monetize, and promote their content. The migration to the Silverchair...
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Wellness at Silverchair

Silverchair is committed to supporting our team members not just as employees through professional development and role support, but as whole people. This mindset is built into everything our company does; here are a few examples of what that looks like: The Wellness Corner: Our...
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AAOS & Silverchair
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Silverchair Supports AAOS in Launching the Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge Program

First-of-its kind technology platform enables dynamic and engaging curriculum to standardize the baseline knowledge for orthopaedic resident training (Charlottesville, VA) April 5, 2022 – Silverchair, the leading technology partner to scholarly and professional publishers, announced the recent launch of the new Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge...
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The American Association of Immunologists and Silverchair Advance Immunology Research

(Charlottesville, VA and Rockville, MD) March 17, 2022 – Silverchair and The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) announced an agreement to migrate AAI publications to the Silverchair Platform. Founded in 1913, the AAI is dedicated to advancing the field of immunology and owns and publishes...
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Devops spotlight

Spotlight: DevOps at Silverchair

DevOps (short for “Developer Operations”) is at its essence about empowering developers and development teams. At Silverchair, we feel that everyone should see “DevOps” less as a team, and more as the set of tools and infrastructure that helps them release clean, carefully reviewed, and...
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Hybrid work

Silverchair’s Hybrid Work Environment

Since the pandemic, Silverchair has implemented a fully hybrid working model. This allows Silverchairians to come into the office or work from home, depending on their own need and preferences. Silverchair is proud to offer absolute flexibility to our people—fully embracing remote work while also...
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AACR
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AACR Launches New Publications Portal for Cancer Research

 (Charlottesville, VA and Philadelphia, PA) February 16, 2022 – Silverchair and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced the launch of AACR’s publications on the Silverchair Platform. The AACR publishes ten journals that cover the full spectrum of cancer research. The AACR’s journals cover...
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Leveraging Content in 2022

Publishers sit on a treasure trove of content and data, which means no shortage of product and audience opportunities, but also means no shortage of complexity. As organizations adjust to the changes in access brought on by the pandemic, they’re also considering how things like...
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Future of Publishing Technology
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The Future of Publishing Technology

In a new report, Silverchair’s Chief Product & Customer Success Officer Will Schweitzer examines six broad trends in publishing technology. Then, a panel of 14  publishing executives and consultants weigh in on key trends and their predictions for 2022 and beyond. Topics include: Top 2022...
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Silverchair Spotlight: Walker Swain, Business Development Manager

Silverchair has recently expanded its Sales team with the addition of Walker Swain, Business Development Manager. Walker is excited to get to know the industry and members of our community, so we asked him to share a little more about his background and path to...
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Silverchair’s Office: Our (Physical) Workplace of the Future

Silverchair is proud to offer absolute flexibility to our people – fully embracing remote work while also offering a comfortable and beautiful coworking space in historic downtown Charlottesville. (Read more about the building’s history here and why we love Cville here.)  Founded in 1993, Silverchair...
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Silverchair & The American Medical Association: A Case Study on the Retained Development Team Model

Silverchair serves a range of scholarly and professional publishers, from independent association publishers with a single journal, to aggregators who in turn serve hundreds of societies. For this reason, Silverchair offers a variety of development team models to best suit each individual client. One of...
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2021 Growth at Silverchair: Content views +9%, Traffic +11%, more than 4.5 million content items loaded in Zipline (+45%), more than 345k products created in ProductBuilder (+49%), New clients & launches: AAP, AOTA, AACR, Karger, ADA, MLA, MIT Press, ARP

2021 Silverchair Retrospective

If the theme of 2020 was pivoting and planning, 2021 moved beyond adapting to the changes brought on by the pandemic and other factors and on to growing and thriving within them. As we reflect on the year, this theme is evident in the way...
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All Your Content in One Place (But Not All at Once)

It used to be that when approaching any significant change regarding a publisher’s content—whether it be metadata clean-up, format conversion to a newer standard, or migrating to a new platform—the project was conceived as an all-or-nothing undertaking that would often take years of time and...
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People at Silverchair

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Silverchair

Silverchair’s mission is to change the world for the better by empowering creators and users of scholarly and professional knowledge to maximize their positive impact on humanity. As a company that aims to innovate to improve the creation, distribution, and impact of scientific knowledge, our commitment to diversity and inclusion...
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Remote & Hybrid Work Reading List

Since the start of the pandemic, when our office-centered workforce went fully remote overnight, Silverchair has been continuously engaged in learning, listening, and actively evolving our remote and hybrid work practices. Throughout this process, we’ve shared out what we’ve learned, what we’re doing, and ways...
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Promoting Organizational Health through Explicit Hybrid Work Norms

Earlier this year we published our best thinking on “How to make video meetings less terrible.” Since then, we have deepened our understanding of the work norms our people need to maintain health and balance as we continue to evolve our hybrid workplace. Let Meetings...
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The American Academy of Pediatrics Launches Unified Publications Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Itasca, IL) November 11, 2021 – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Silverchair announced today the launch of AAP’s new unified publications site on the Silverchair Platform. The AAP is the leading publisher of professional, research, and clinical resources for pediatricians...
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Working at Silverchair: Corporate Perks

When we talk about the “perks” of working at Silverchair, it usually centers on our culture. The Silverchair culture is very important to us and is something we actively cultivate and maintain through things like regular gatherings (biweekly virtual company meetings, monthly AMAs with our...
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Silverchair Universe Spotlight: PSI

The Silverchair Universe is a framework of complementary products and services that publishers may choose to integrate with the Silverchair Platform. Universe partners are best-in-class vendors that provide everything from video hosting to machine learning, continuing education, and open science solutions. One of our valued...
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An Executive’s Guide to Kickstarting Digital Transformation

Silverchair’s sister company, Hum, recently release a new whitepaper, “An Executive’s Guide to Kickstarting Digital Transformation.” The report promotes a process of incremental, iterative change, an idea that those of us working in Agile software development are very familiar with. For publishers, this looks like...
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Guest Post: So, what do I do with all these videos now?!

This guest blog is written by Jessica Lawrence-Hurt, Chief Marketing Officer at Cadmore Media, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. If you’re like many associations and societies, you now find yourself with hundreds, if not thousands, of videos on your hands: nearly two years...
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The American Registry of Pathology Selects Silverchair to Host Its Digital Library

(Charlottesville, VA and Arlington, VA) October 14, 2021 – Silverchair and the American Registry of Pathology Press announced today a new partnership to develop and host the digital version of the American Registry of Pathology’s library. ARP publishes the Atlases of Tumor and Non-tumor Pathology,...
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How Publishers Can Use AI to Capitalize on Trending News Topics

This guest blog is from Yewno Inc., a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. How do publishers, specifically publishers of scholarly content, link their more in-depth content to trending topics in mainstream news in order to maximize sales and marketing opportunities? Until recently, this would have been possible...
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The American Journal of Occupational Therapy Launches with an Upgraded Interface & Modern User Experience

(Charlottesville, VA and North Bethesda, MD) September 23, 2021 – Silverchair and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced today the launch of the significantly upgraded American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) on the Silverchair Platform. Hosted on the Silverchair Platform since 2013, AJOT is...
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MLA and Silverchair
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MLA Handbook Plus Launches as a Digital Resource on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and New York, NY) September 21, 2021 – The Modern Language Association and Silverchair announced today the launch of MLA Handbook Plus, a digital-subscription version of the flagship MLA Handbook and other resources, on the Silverchair Platform. The MLA Handbook has been in...
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Silverchair partners American Medical Association and Rockefeller University Press join GetFTR

View the original release on the GetFTR website here. The American Medical Association and Rockefeller University Press have today announced their partnership with Get Full Text Research (GetFTR), a free-to-use solution for Discovery Services, Reference Managers, and other integrators that supports researchers by streamlining how...
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Do research-paper recommendations work?

This guest blog is written by Michael Upshall, Head of Sales & Business Development at UNSILO, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. Most content-based websites contain recommendations. Whether you are using Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, or Google Scholar, most sites provide some kind of  link...
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Working at Silverchair: Why we love being headquartered in Cville

Since our founding in 1993, Silverchair has been headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Over the years, we expanded to include several remote employees and recently shifted to a full hybrid work model, and yet, our physical location in Charlottesville continues to influence and contribute to our...
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Telling your data story: getting started with data points & sources

Scholarly publishers are sitting on a wealth of content and user data from myriad sources. As organizations strive to reap the value from the insights these data sources provide, the first step is knowing what data you have, where it is located, and what questions...
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National Intern Day: Marketing Corner

In honor of National Intern Day (July 29th) Silverchair’s Forge Summer Intern, Mary Larkin Douthitt, joined Director of Marketing Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen to talk all things marketing, since Mary Larkin is also a Marketing Director at Forge. Forge is a local non-profit that runs a...
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KARGER
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Karger Publishers Selects Silverchair to Connect and Advance Health Sciences

Silverchair and Karger Publishers have announced an agreement to host Karger’s extensive portfolio of health sciences content on the Silverchair Platform. Karger Publishers is a globally active independent publisher dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community, clinicians, and patients. The Karger publishing...
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Get to Know the Team: What we love about Silverchair

As Silverchair clients know, in each of our sprintly (every 3 weeks) platform release notes emails, we feature a spotlight on a Silverchair staff member. These spotlights include the “in a nutshell” version of what they do at Silverchair, a tip or trick for clients,...
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Silverchair Analytics Launches, Providing Flexible, Real-Time Insights to all Silverchair Publishers

(Charlottesville, VA) July 14, 2020 – Silverchair today announced the launch of Silverchair Analytics, the platform’s new streaming analytics and data analysis solution. Silverchair Analytics offers access to real-time data captured from publisher sites, traditional canned reports, and the ability to create customized reports to...
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2021 Publisher Working Groups

As part of Silverchair’s ongoing dedication to partnership, we convene specialized Publisher Working Groups for 4-6 month periods, centered on topics surfaced at our annual Silverchair Forum client events, shared areas of interest between multiple publishers, focus areas of recently released or developing platform projects,...
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Getting the most mileage from your content
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Report: Getting the Most Mileage from Your Content

The changes brought by the events of 2020 have led publishers to examine and think creatively about their value proposition and how they can monetize their content and data assets. How can the data, content, and audiences publishers already have be used in different ways?...
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May 2021 - Platform Strategies Webinar Series

Getting Back to “Business as Usual” – A Framework

In May, Silverchair hosted Lauren Kane (Chief Strategy Officer of Morressier) and Will Schweitzer (Chief Product and Customer Success Officer of Silverchair) for the first event in the 2021 Platform Strategies Webinar Series: “What Now? Making the most of pandemic pilots & pivots.” Below, we...
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MIT Press and Silverchair
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The MIT Press Journals Join MIT Press Direct on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Cambridge, MA) May 25, 2021 – Silverchair and the MIT Press announce the launch of 39 of the Press’s journals on the Silverchair Platform. These journals join the thousands of MIT Press eBooks on the press’s institutional content platform MIT Press Direct,...
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The Modern Language Association Selects Silverchair

(Charlottesville, VA and New York, NY) May 24, 2021 – Silverchair announced today a new partnership with the Modern Language Association (MLA) to host MLA Handbook Plus, a digital-subscription version of the flagship MLA Handbook and other resources, on the Silverchair Platform. The MLA Handbook...
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Silverchair’s Workplace of the Future Comes Into Sharper Focus

In April, Silverchair released our second Workplace of the Future survey to ask more of the questions we need answered in order to fine-tune our evolving hybrid work model. We compiled some insightful data from our survey in January, but we wanted to capture the nuance of how our people and...
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The American Diabetes Association Selects Silverchair as a Unified Content Hosting Partner

(Charlottesville, VA and Arlington, VA) May 19, 2021 – Silverchair and the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) announced a new partnership today to migrate the ADA’s content to the Silverchair Platform, opening up new ways to publish, package, monetize, and promote their content. The migration to...
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Silverchair Joins GetFTR

May 18, 2021 – Silverchair, the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, has adopted GetFTR (Get Full Text Research) technology, supporting a more streamlined and smarter way for researchers to discover and access content. “Our aim is to serve our community through...
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2020 Publisher Working Groups: University Presses

Last year, as part of our commitment to partnership, Silverchair assembled specialized Publisher Working Groups. The working groups are time-bound and focus on topics surfaced at Silverchair Forum events, shared areas of interest between multiple publishers, and/or industry initiatives and market trends. These working groups...
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2020 Publisher Working Groups: Curation & Commerce

Last year, as part of our commitment to partnership, Silverchair assembled specialized Publisher Working Groups. The working groups are time-bound and focus on topics surfaced at Silverchair Forum events, shared areas of interest between multiple publishers, and/or industry initiatives and market trends. These working groups...
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Now hosting: “Persephone Ascending,” A Multi-site Group Show of Virginia Women Artists

Silverchair is proud to be hosting local artist Barbara MacCallum as part of Persephone Ascending, a multi-site show of Virginia women artists. Persephone Ascending is on view for the month of May in Studio IX, Chroma/Vault Virginia, and in a number of commercial windows on...
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Earth Day and the Earth Sciences: Connecting Geology and Sustainability

This guest post is authored by Phoebe McMellon, CEO of GeoScienceWorld For well over a year, the world’s attention has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis unlike anything we have ever experienced. However, on this Earth Day, we are reminded of the longstanding...
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Company of Biologists
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The Company of Biologists Launches New Journal Sites on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Cambridge, UK) April 19, 2021 – The Company of Biologists has migrated its leading journals to the Silverchair Platform, improving user experience and maximizing the discoverability of their content for the biological community: https://journals.biologists.com/. The Silverchair Platform now hosts The Company of...
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2020 Publisher Working Groups: Future First-Class Objects

Last year, as part of our commitment to partnership, Silverchair assembled specialized Publisher Working Groups. The working groups are time-bound and focus on topics surfaced at Silverchair Forum events, shared areas of interest between multiple publishers, and/or industry initiatives and market trends. These working groups...
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Announcing the 2021 Platform Strategies Webinar Series

As with everything else last year, Silverchair’s 2020 Platform Strategies event was shifted to virtual, with three individual events spread across five months. While we missed the dinners and side conversations, the events were a great success, with more than 300 attendees and many engaged conversations. This...
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2020 Publisher Working Groups: Text and Data Mining

Last year, as part of our commitment to partnership, Silverchair assembled specialized Publisher Working Groups. The working groups are time-bound and focus on topics surfaced at Silverchair Forum events, shared areas of interest between multiple publishers, and/or industry initiatives and market trends. These working groups...
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Noise vs. Knowledge

This guest blog is written by Charles Thiede, CEO & Co-Founder of Zapnito, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. For all knowledge industries, social media has become unfeasible as a means to engage audiences and cultivate loyalty. Social channels have reached saturation point, and quality expertise...
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Silverchair and IFIS
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IFIS Launches IFIS Collections on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Wokingham, UK) March 31, 2021  –  Silverchair and IFIS announced today the launch of IFIS Collections on the Silverchair Platform. These human-curated, sector-specific databases are designed to aid information discovery for food researchers. They provide scientists with a simple and effective way...
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How to Make Video Meetings Less Terrible 

I have been hearing for months how exhausted everyone is by the endless parade of video meetings. There is good reason for this. Yet, even as the prospect of reopening becomes more realistic, it seems likely that much of our workplace collaboration will continue to occur in...
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AACR
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AACR Engages Silverchair to Expand the Reach & Impact of Cancer Research Publications

(Charlottesville, VA and Philadelphia, PA) March 23, 2021 – Silverchair announced today an agreement with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to migrate their content to the Silverchair Platform. Reflecting the various types of information needs of researchers, physician scientists, and clinicians, the AACR...
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Innovation to Revive a Declining Publishing Model

Last week, we introduced Hum, a new Silverchair sister company providing audience intelligence solutions for associations, societies, and publishers. Here, Silverchair CEO Thane Kerner adds context to Hum’s creation and its significance for our industry. In scholarly publishing, the last decade has explored a new...
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Introducing Silverchair’s Latest Venture: Hum

Silverchair’s Innovation and New Product Development group has been hard at work coming up with new ideas for solutions to the big challenges faced by member organization and research publishers. In particular, we have been focusing on the opportunities that these trusted intermediaries have to...
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Employee Appreciation Day 2021

In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, Silverchair’s executive team shared the messages below with our team.  (Tim Barton, President) The idea of ‘Employee Appreciation Day’ doesn’t quite sit right with me. It’s not because it’s a relatively new concept (although it is, beginning life in...
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Knowledge Graphs and Academic Publishing: Providing a Framework and Context for Your Content

This guest blog is written by Ruth Pickering, COO of Yewno Inc., a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. Knowledge is essential to human culture. Systems of belief, understanding of oneself, one’s group, and information about the world is encoded in language and transmitted across generations. Over...
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Content Diversity & Platform Development: Strategies for Supporting New Formats

The following is based on a recent presentation given during the NISO webinar “Content Presentation: Diversity of Formats.” Silverchair hosts journals, books, proceedings, and many other content types, in addition to custom-built learning and testing tools, so content diversity is a perennial part of our...
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Here to Stay: Planning for the Remote Hybrid Future

My first introduction to remote work was in the early 2000s, when I started doing some HR consulting from my tiny apartment in DC. This was still during the time when you could literally hear your Internet connecting. We did not do video calls; any...
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Content Clarity: Audit, Analysis, and Insight Into Your Content Library

This guest blog is written by Marianne Calilhanna and Brian Trombley of Data Conversion Laboratory, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. It’s difficult to get an exact count of how many journal articles are published each year. Elsevier publishes more than 500,000 articles annually. PubMed comprises...
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The American Academy of Pediatrics Selects Silverchair to Host Its Publishing Platform

Silverchair expands their partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics to host their ebook, journal, and member news content.
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AOTA Renews Partnership with Silverchair

(Charlottesville, VA and North Bethesda, MD) January 25, 2021 – Silverchair and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced today the extension of their strategic product development partnership, as well as plans to significantly upgrade the flagship American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) publication on...
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The American Medical Association and Silverchair Expand Collaboration with AMA Guides® Launch

(Charlottesville, VA) January 19, 2021 – Silverchair announced today the launch of AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment® on the Silverchair Platform, an expansion of their collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA). AMA has collaborated with Silverchair since 2012, working closely with AMA...
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2020 in Hindsight: A Silverchair Retrospective

The success of Silverchair has always been based on the relationships we build, and for all the turmoil that 2020 brought, it also provided opportunities for us to deepen and expand the relationships with our community as we collectively worked to face new challenges. In...
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The Society of Petroleum Engineers Launches OnePetro® on the Silverchair Platform

Silverchair and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announce the launch of their multi-publisher online library, OnePetro®, on the Silverchair Platform.
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New Year’s Evolutions: Tips & Tricks for Publishers

It’s the start of a new year, and for many of us, simply getting through 2020 is enough of an achievement. But if you are ready to hit the ground running or simply want to find ways to work smarter, not harder, check out the...
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VIDEO BLOG: A behind-the-scenes interview about the new Silverchair Composer

Silverchair recently announced the launch of Composer, a new authoring product that extends first-class publication treatment to content such as blogs, commercial or sponsored content, journalistic features, marketing pieces, news, or white papers. In this interview, Silverchair’s Senior Marketing Manager Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen sits down...
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Community Spotlight: Giving Back in the Year of Pandemic

It’s the time of year when we turn attention to ways we can give back to our community and to those in need. This year has thrown into the spotlight more than ever the many individuals and organizations committed to helping others. Our industry opened...
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Silverchair Drives Innovation with the Announcement of Three Major Product Tools

Silverchair announces three major product developments that provide publishers with broader support for their content and deeper insights to meet business needs.
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Introducing Silverchair Composer

Silverchair announces the launch of Silverchair Composer, a market-leading new authoring product that allows publishers to bring even more of their content into a single user experience.
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Zero-party data: Capturing user attention and selling Products

The following is excerpted from the ConTech Week 2020 presentation of the same title.   What is Zero-Party data? “Data that a customer intentionally and proactively shares with a brand, which can include preference center data, purchase intentions, personal context, and how the individual wants...
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Fun Facts: Get to Know the Silverchair Team

As Silverchair clients know, in each of our sprintly (every 3 weeks) platform release notes emails, we feature a spotlight on a Silverchair staff member. These spotlights include the “in a nutshell” version of what they do at Silverchair, a tip or trick for clients,...
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Empathetic Leadership: How business leaders can build trust online

This guest blog is written by Christopher Sprenger, Head of Solutions at Zapnito, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experience, perspective, and feelings.  Empathetic leadership in the past may have been...
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Daniel Hook

AI vs IA: How Will Humans and Technologies Interplay in the Future of Scholarly Communication?

Excerpts from CEO of Digital Science Daniel Hook's presentation about the preconceived biases, history, and advancement of AI.
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The Importance of Original Content in Digital Marketing

Content marketing requires a focus on the creation of unique content. Use a duplicate content checker to check for duplicate content online.
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Efficient & Scalable: Three Areas to Focus on as You Adapt Your Publishing Business

At last year’s Platform Strategies meeting, Alison Mudditt, CEO of PLOS, joined us for a discussion around the infrastructure, technology, strategies, and relationships needed to adapt to open access market changes successfully. The excerpt below centers around a question as relevant now as it was then: What should publishers be doing to make our processes more efficient and scalable?
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Onward & Upward: SSP New Directions Seminar Recap

At the "2020 SSP Virtual Seminar: New Directions in Scholarly Publishing," we connected with colleagues, asked questions of industry experts, and joked about missing stale conference-hall coffee. Here, we share our notes and takeaways from the sessions.
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Lasting Effects – What the Pandemic Will & Won’t Change

Change and adaptation have been a near constant in 2020, but which changes will we carry forward, and which are we doing only out of necessity? Hear insights from our July Platform Strategies Webinar Series event.
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Client Spotlight: The American Medical Association / JAMA Network™

Silverchair works with some of the most prestigious names in scholarly and professional information, spanning the worlds of professional societies and associations, university presses, commercial publishing, and government agencies. These spotlights offer a chance to get to know our growing community better. Below, Paul Gee,...
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Unified Platforms and the rise of Contextual Advertising

This guest blog is written by Alexander Golubowitsch, Managing Director and Co-Founder at PubGrade, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. Despite fluctuations in popularity over the past five to ten years, the traditional digital banner advertisement is still the staple ad unit that can...
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Open for Business: Open Access, Open Science, and the Silverchair Platform 

At its most basic definition, a publishing platform is a container for content designed specifically to meet the needs of the ways that individuals access and interact with the contents of that container. As far as access is concerned, there are open containers, semi-permeable containers, and containers that come with a lock and...
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Client Spotlight: The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Silverchair works with some of the most prestigious names in scholarly and professional information, spanning the worlds of professional societies and associations, university presses, commercial publishing, and government agencies. These spotlights offer a chance to get to know our growing community better. Below, Michael Muscat,...
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How publishers can drive FAIR data excellence

This guest blog is written by Alan Hyndman, Marketing Director at Figshare, a partner in the Silverchair Universe Program. In the last decade, we’ve seen repeated reports highlighting a lack of reproducibility and replicability in published academic research results. This has led to institutional, publisher, and,...
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Charting the Future: Platform Development at Silverchair

The Silverchair Platform Development Plan (SPDP) is comprised of four categories, with new platform functionality or enhancements released every three weeks. Our development plan is accessible to all clients, maximizing both transparency and flexibility for our community.
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Coronavirus, text-to-speech, and the future of distance learning

This guest blog is written by Amy Foxwell of ReadSpeaker, a partner in the Silverchair Universe Program. In these months of upheaval, one wonders if life will be the same after the dust settles. While only the future will show us what is in store, education...
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The Future of AI: Innovation, Monetization, & the Rise of China

“I think the biggest global challenge for publishers is going to be the disruption that is coming from technology on all sides, both in terms of getting people to pay for content as that model changes, but also in terms of censorship and different types...
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Thinking Holistically About Content: Society Street Webinar Recap

In early July, Society Street hosted Paul Gee, Vice President of Product Management and Development for the JAMA Network, and Julie Gill, Vice President and General Manager for AMA Ed Hub, in a session titled “Thinking Holistically About Content: Working Together,” where they talked about...
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Silverchair Partners with IFIS to Support Research in the Sciences of Food & Health

(Charlottesville, VA and Wokingham, UK) July 20, 2020  –  Silverchair announced today a partnership with IFIS to host content from their renowned FSTA database. FSTA is the key resource for searching over sixty years of research in the sciences of food and health. This includes...
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From Our Shelves: A Silverchair Reading List

Summer is here and despite the fact that most of our “vacations” are taking us no further than our guest bedrooms, we’re making time to step away from work, rejuvenate, and enjoy some time off. As we do so, here are some recent staff book...
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AAOS & Silverchair
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Selects Silverchair to Host Resident Curriculum

(Charlottesville, VA and Rosemont, IL) June 24, 2020 – Silverchair and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced today an agreement to develop and host the AAOS Orthopaedic Resident Curriculum Platform. The AAOS Resident Curriculum is a standardized, personalized, and seamless product for resident...
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Using AI Tools for Recommendations

This guest blog is written by Michael Upshall, Head of Sales and Business Development for UNSILO, a CACTUS brand, and a partner in the Silverchair Universe Program. Recommender systems are not a new phenomenon. Retailers have known for many years, well before the arrival of...
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Content Marketing for Scholarly Publishers: Leveraging Your Strongest Asset

Content marketing has replaced traditional advertising in nearly every industry. Scholarly publishers have a unique advantage in adapting to this trend, since the product itself is rich with content that can capture and hold the attention of a clearly defined audience and inspire them to action.
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Analytics to Action: How Recent Changes to Google Analytics Affect How Publishers Are Able to Understand and Convert their Audiences

This guest blog is written by Debbie Wilton, Marketing Manager for PSI, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. To know that an article was viewed or downloaded one hundred or one thousand times by readers at the same institution is vital information for publishers....
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How AI Mimics the Complexity of the Human Mind in Discovery

This guest blog is written by Manisha Bolina, Channel Partner Manager – International, at Yewno, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. Discoverability of content, taxonomies and metadata have always been among the most discussed issues in the publishing industry. We are now living in an...
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The Positive Side Effects of a Platform Migration

Selecting the best platform for your organization and partnering with service providers who have deep experience results in a healthy digital transformation. This post explores the positive side effects publishers can experience during a platform migration.
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Perspective: The Importance of Technology Partners in Times of Crisis

In this report, we share ideas and insights from the Silverchair community on how to adapt to or negotiate through times of crisis.
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Silverchair and University of California Press Launch Next Generation Journals Hosting Platform

Silverchair and University of California Press announce the launch of UC Press’ 110,000+ article in 6000+ journal issues on the Silverchair Platform.
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Virtual Culture Club: Hiring & Onboarding in a Remote Environment

When asked what people like most about working at Silverchair, the top two responses are the culture and the people. Our culture isn’t something that just happened, it is something we have put attention towards shaping, molding, and refining. The way we describe our culture...
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Silverchair Appoints Will Schweitzer Chief Product Officer

(Charlottesville, VA) April 24, 2020 – Silverchair is pleased to announce the appointment of Will Schweitzer as Chief Product Officer, effective May 1, 2020, as part of a major development of its product function. As Chief Product Officer, Schweitzer oversees the strategic development of the...
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Altmetric vs. Dimensions Badges: Understanding the Full Story About Research

This guest blog is written by Cathy Holland, Director, Global Publisher Business Development at Digital Science, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. Here at Digital Science we are no stranger to Badges. The iconic graphics posted on content pages give authors, publishers, and other...
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Earth Day 2020: Sustaining a Sustainable Office Environment

The office that I care for is now almost 100% remote. As Silverchair has settled into tele-working, perhaps a few folks are undergoing mild withdraw symptoms attributable to an aggressive nitro coffee habit. The tiny luxuries that the workplace brings – from complimentary Snowing in...
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Portland Press Launches New Site for Life Sciences Content on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK) April 9, 2020 – Silverchair and Portland Press announced today the launch of Portland Press’ journal sites on the Silverchair Platform. Publishing world-leading research and reviews across their five hybrid journals and two fully open access (OA) journals, Portland Press...
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Convert Readers to an Engaged Audience with Content Discovery

This guest blog is written by Lea Aliperta Mourissoux, Head of Marketing at Bibblio, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. In the past few months we’ve witnessed an increase in online content consumption largely due to people seeking out professional and scholarly readings from...
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The Company of Biologists Selects Silverchair to Host Leading Biology Publications

Silverchair and The Company of Biologists today announced a new partnership to host the leading, peer-reviewed journals published by The Company of Biologists, improving user experience and maximizing the discoverability of their content for the biological community.
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Why online-only event communities don’t have to be a consolation prize: 10 reasons why they beat in-person events

Silverchair Universe partner Zapnito looks at why virtual events can be better than in-person events.
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Allen Press and Silverchair Launch Meridian, Expanding Digital Publishing Technology for Society Publishers

(LAWRENCE, Kan. and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – February 13, 2020 – Allen Press, Inc. and Silverchair announced today the launch of Meridian, a digital publishing platform and service of Allen Press, powered by Silverchair. Engineered for the world’s leading scholarly and professional publishers, Meridian is designed...
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Silverchair and Cadmore Media Launch Enhanced Video and Transcript Site for Platform Strategies Content

(Charlottesville, VA and Bethesda, MD) February 12, 2020 – Silverchair and Cadmore Media announced today the launch of a dedicated site hosting the video content for Platform Strategies, Silverchair’s industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology: https://silverchair.cadmoremedia.com/. Cadmore Media is the exclusive...
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Thank you for joining the Silverchair community

As another year has drawn to an end, we would like to thank you for putting your trust in us by joining our cohort of prestigious clients. The success of Silverchair is based on the relationships we build, and we are grateful for the opportunity...
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The American Medical Association (AMA) Extends Partnership with Silverchair for the JAMA Network

Silverchair and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced today that they have extended their partnership on the JAMA Network through 2023.
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Rockefeller University Press Launches Leading Biomedical Research Journals on the Silverchair Platform

Rockefeller University Press (RUP) and Silverchair announced today the launch of RUP’s leading biomedical research journals - Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), and Journal of General Physiology (JGP) - on the Silverchair Platform.
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Cadmore Media Joins the Silverchair Universe to Offer Enhanced Streaming Media Experience on the Silverchair Platform

Silverchair announced today the addition of Cadmore Media, a company providing streaming media publishing services, to the Silverchair Universe, the Silverchair Platform’s certified partner network.
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Silverchair Welcomes scite to the Silverchair Universe to Help Improve How Publishers are Using Citations

Silverchair announced today the addition of scite, a company that enables anyone to see how a scientific report has been cited, to the Silverchair Universe, the Silverchair Platform’s certified partner network.
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AACN Launches Enhanced Site for Critical Care Nursing Journals on Silverchair Platform

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and Silverchair announced today the launch of AACN’s peer-reviewed journals on the Silverchair Platform.
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Silverchair Releases New Analysis and Content Service to Support Text and Data Mining

Silverchair announced today the release of a new Analysis and Content Service to support scholarly text and data mining. The new service represents a significant enhancement of the Silverchair Platform Text and Data Mining Interface first released in 2018.
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The Society of Petroleum Engineers Selects Silverchair to Host OnePetro®

(Charlottesville, VA and Richardson, TX) November 14, 2019 – Silverchair announced today a partnership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to host their multi-publisher online library, OnePetro®.
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Data Conversion Laboratory Joins the Silverchair Universe to Improve Content Reliability While Minimizing Costs for Clients

(Charlottesville, VA and Fresh Meadows, NY) September 19, 2019 – Silverchair announced today the addition of Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), a company providing data and content transformation services, to the Silverchair Universe, the Silverchair Platform’s certified partner network. The Silverchair Universe provides publishers a framework...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – What I’m Looking Forward To: Part 7

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – What I’m Looking Forward To: Part 6

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – What I’m Looking Forward To: Part 5

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – What I’m Looking Forward To: Part 4

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – What I’m Looking Forward To: Part 3

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – A Compelling Agenda is Taking Shape

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – What I’m Looking Forward To: Part 2

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Platform Strategies 2019 – What I’m Looking Forward To: Part 1

Silverchair’s Platform Strategies meeting, an industry conference exploring the intersection of business strategy and technology, will be held in New York City on September 25 and 26. In this series of blog posts, the Silverchair team will give you a preview of Platform Strategies’ program,...
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Silverchair and University of California Press Announce Next Generation Platform for UC Press’s Diverse Journal Portfolio

(Charlottesville, VA and Oakland, CA) July 16, 2019 – Silverchair announced today that University of California Press (UC Press) has selected the Silverchair Platform for its journals hosting solution. As one of the six largest university presses in the United States, and the only one associated with a public institution...
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Plan S: Why Collaboration Will Prove Key to Successful Compliance

This guest blog is written by Inez van Korlaar, Marketing Director at Dimensions (part of Digital Science), a partner in the Silverchair Universe program.  With the Plan S 2020 deadline now less than eight months away, there is much conjecture around how its ambitious objective to...
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AACN Partners with Silverchair to Upgrade Key Critical Care Nursing Journals

(Charlottesville, Va. and Aliso Viejo, Calif.) March 5, 2019 – Silverchair announced today an agreement with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to migrate its award-winning and nationally recognized journals to the Silverchair Platform. The new sites are set to debut in September 2019....
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Rockefeller University Press Selects Silverchair to Host Journals

(Charlottesville, VA and New York, NY) February 26, 2019 – Silverchair announced today a partnership with Rockefeller University Press (RUP) to host their leading biomedical research hybrid journals – Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), and Journal of General Physiology (JGP)...
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Silverchair Invests in Platform and Innovation with Two New Product Executives

(Charlottesville, VA) February 7, 2019 – Silverchair announced today the appointments of Will Schweitzer as Senior Vice President, Product Management, and Dustin Smith as Director of New Product Development and Innovation. The new roles will be part of Silverchair’s Executive Team and will be responsible...
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The Vital Importance of Discovery in Scholarly Publishing

This guest blog is written by Bert Carelli, Director of Partnerships at TrendMD, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program.  How do researchers stay on top of new developments in a fast-moving field?  How do publishers ensure that readers are aware of all the content they have...
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Developing Developers: The Paths to Coding Software as a Career

If a healthy salary, job satisfaction, and super-low unemployment rate are high on your priority list, a career as a software developer might be for you. For the second year in a row, Software Developers ranked #1 in U.S. News and World Report‘s 100 Best...
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The American Society of Hematology Selects Silverchair to Host Premier Clinical and Scientific Research

(Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC) January 28, 2019 – Silverchair announced today a partnership with the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to host its esteemed content on the Silverchair Platform. For more than 50 years, the American Society of Hematology has been committed to helping...
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The Data Opportunities for Publishers in 2019

This guest blog is written by Alan Hyndman, Marketing Director at Figshare, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program.  In recent years, we have seen the topic of research data increase in importance across all areas of academia. Making research data openly available aids reproducibility, avoids duplication...
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ASM International Launches a Unified Materials Information Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Cleveland, OH) January 16, 2019 – ASM International and Silverchair announced today the launch of the ASM Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform. The ASM Digital Library offers a single gateway to ASM’s authoritative materials information resources. ASM serves the materials research,...
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New Content from GeoScienceWorld Now Live on the Silverchair Platform: GeoArabia Archive and Special Publications

(McLean, VA) January 15, 2019 – GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is pleased to announce the addition of the journal GeoArabia archive (1996 – 2015) and special publications to its domain-leading collection of Earth science research on the Silverchair Platform. A quarterly peer-reviewed journal covering petroleum geoscience in...
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Inspire, Catalyze, and Support: the Silverchair Workplace

The start of a new year provides a chance to reflect and to set goals, both personally and professionally. Below, Silverchair’s Chief Operating Officer offers his ruminations on the Silverchair workplace. There are several things in my life that I have approached very intentionally. They...
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Allen Press and Silverchair Announce Partnership to Expand Online Publishing Technology for Society Publishers

(LAWRENCE, Kan. and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) – December 13, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. and Silverchair are pleased to announce a new online publishing partnership. Beginning in 2019, Silverchair will be Allen Press’ exclusive online publishing technology partner, facilitating access to the Silverchair Platform for Allen...
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Protecting Your Work: Tracking Content Use for Plagiarism and Citation

This guest blog is written by Brooke Weinbaum, Head of Marketing at Copyleaks, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program.  Writing content of any kind requires a lot of work, from research and learning to writing and editing. Whether you’re a marketer or a researcher,...
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Silverchair Delivers Text-to-Speech via ReadSpeaker Integration

McGraw-Hill Education Launches ReadSpeaker Functionality on the Silverchair Platform   November 29, 2018 (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA & FOXBORO, MA): Silverchair announced today that it has partnered with ReadSpeaker to offer market-leading text-to-speech capabilities through the Silverchair Universe, a framework for rapidly integrating complementary products and services...
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Silverchair Update on Google Scholar Initiatives & Partnership

(Charlottesville, VA) November 27, 2018 – Silverchair today announced an update on its participation in several industry initiatives led by Google Scholar and implemented on the Silverchair Platform. In 2018, Silverchair has completed integration with Google Scholar’s Subscriber Links, Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) tokens,...
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Agency, Motivation, and Learning

A group of Silverchairians (myself included) recently attended the SWITCH ON! Summit, organized by Charlottesville Women in Tech. The summit focused on igniting your professional tech network by learning, collaborating, and networking with local women and tech community leaders. As I listened to the various...
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Opportunities in Data: Using, Verifying, and Protecting Information in an Era When “Data is King”

This guest blog is written by Debbie Wilton, Marketing Manager for PSI, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program.  We collectively operate in a world where “data is king.” The data we have at hand offers us a powerful tool that can help us to...
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Code Ocean Joins the Silverchair Universe to Enhance Reproducibility and Momentum of Research

(Charlottesville, VA) October 29, 2018 – Silverchair announced today the addition of Code Ocean to the Silverchair Universe, a framework for rapidly integrating complementary products and services with the Silverchair Platform. Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that enables code to be included...
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Why a Seamless Learner Experience is Critical for Continuing Education

This guest blog is written by Adam Green of Rievent, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. When it comes to continuing education (CE) for professionals, we live in the era of more. More professionals across more disciplines are seeking CE than in the past. More of these...
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Reflections from Platform Strategies 2018, Part 3

I joined Silverchair as President earlier this year, and it’s my privilege to offer some reflections on Silverchair’s recent Platform Strategies meeting. In our opening panel of Technology Leadership, Max Gabriel stated that he didn’t have a platform strategy: ‘I don’t have one’, he said,...
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Profeza Joins the Silverchair Universe to Encourage Reuse of Research Content

(Charlottesville, VA) October 17, 2018 – Silverchair announced today the addition of Profeza to the Silverchair Universe, a framework for rapidly integrating complementary products and services with the Silverchair Platform. As a Silverchair Universe partner, Profeza’s offerings are actively incorporated into existing article templates, promoting...
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MIT Press Partners with Silverchair to Launch MIT Press Direct eBook Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Cambridge, MA) October 15, 2018 – Silverchair announced today a partnership with the MIT Press to develop and host a new eBooks platform, MIT Press Direct. Known for iconic design, rigorous scholarship, and creative technology, the MIT Press is a leading publisher...
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Reflections from Platform Strategies 2018, Part 2

Recordings and slides from Platform Strategies 2018 are now available on our website, and we’re delighted to share more reflections from our team on the incredible insights shared during the conference. (Click here for Part 1.)   Melody Holley, Product Delivery Manager My initial expectation...
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Reflections from Platform Strategies 2018, Part 1

A week has now passed since Silverchair’s inaugural Platform Strategies meeting, and we are still reeling from the excellent content, the extremely engaged audience, and the fantastic insights that arose from our two days in the Penn Quarter’s National Union Building. Silverchair sent a large...
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Portland Press Selects Silverchair to Deliver Their Bioscience Content

(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK)  September 26, 2018 – Silverchair announced today a partnership with Portland Press, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, to host its life sciences content. This partnership will assist the research community, advance the subject of molecular bioscience, and...
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Silverchair Launches DermTrainer Tool for Advanced Training and Diagnosis in Dermatology

(Charlottesville, VA) September 11, 2018 – Silverchair today announced the launch of DermTrainer, a sophisticated tool developed and tested by dermatologists for teaching clinical dermatology. The tool will debut September 12 at the 27th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in Paris, France....
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Susan Pastore Joins Silverchair as Director of Business Development

(Charlottesville, VA) September 5, 2018 – Silverchair, the leading independent platform provider for scholarly and professional publishers, announced today the appointment of Susan Pastore as Director, Business Development. This newly created role was added to address the increasing market demand for Silverchair’s services. Susan Pastore,...
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Software Company in a Hardware Store: A History of the Silverchair Offices

Since our founding in 1993, Silverchair has been located in Charlottesville, Virginia, employing over 120 professionals with a unique combination of skills – technology, product design and development expertise, and STM market knowledge – from our open, team-centered offices on the downtown pedestrian mall. Charlottesville...
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Silverchair Client Achievements: Impact Factors, Awards, and Highlights

The recently released 2018 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) featured 11,655 journal listings in 234 disciplines from 80 countries. 10 million references were used in calculating the important industry indicator, the Journal Impact Factor. The 2018 report “incorporates new analyses that offer richer, more detailed information...
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IWA Publishing Launches Next-Generation Digital Product Platform with Silverchair

(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK) July 10, 2018 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) and IWA Publishing announced today the launch of IWA Publishing’s acclaimed water and environmental resources on the Silverchair Platform. IWA Publishing Online is home to twelve Impact-Factor-leading journals within the field, among...
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Silverchair Spotlight: A Q&A with Silverchair President, Tim Barton

Silverchair recently welcomed Tim Barton as our new President. Below, learn more about his background, his experience at Silverchair thus far, and his vision for the future.   Can you give us a brief history of your journey to Silverchair? I am a Brit but...
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The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Launches on the Silverchair Platform, Advancing Access to Perioperative Nursing Resources

(Charlottesville, VA and Denver, CO) June 14, 2018 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announced today the launch of AORN’s acclaimed perioperative nursing clinical practice resources in the AORN Facility Reference Center on the Silverchair Platform. AORN defines...
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GeoScienceWorld Announces Significant Content Additions and Welcomes New Society Services Clients on the Silverchair Platform

(McLean, VA and Charlottesville, VA) June 12, 2018 – GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is pleased to welcome two new Society Services clients — the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) — and to announce the addition of two new archives...
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Tim Barton Joins Silverchair as President

(Charlottesville, VA) May 29, 2018 – Silverchair Information Systems, a leading provider of technology platforms and services for the professional and scholarly knowledge industry, today announced that Tim Barton has been named its new President. Mr. Barton will report to Thane Kerner, who will remain...
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The Path to Annotation for Researchers and Publishers

This guest blog is written by Heather Staines, Director of Partnerships at Hypothesis, a partner in the Silverchair Universe program. With the revelation of illegal Facebook data use by Cambridge Analytica and the new focus on user data compelled by the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation),...
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ASM International Selects Silverchair Platform for Unified Materials Information Digital Library

(Charlottesville, VA and Cleveland, OH) May 16, 2018 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) announced today a partnership with ASM International (ASM) to develop a unified hosting solution for ASM’s authoritative materials information resources. ASM serves the materials research, reference, and education needs of engineers, scientists,...
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The Need for Engaging, Immediate Citation Reporting

This guest blog is written by Catherine Williams, CMO of Altmetric & Dimensions, both partners in the Silverchair Universe program. There are days when it seems the reporting will never end. Marketers must report on the efficacy of their campaigns. Production departments must report on...
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Variable Font Technology

Until recently, font technology had been relatively stagnant since the 90s. A new joint venture created by Google, Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft, however, has produced an exciting development that will revolutionize web typography: variable fonts. Variable fonts are an OpenType font format offering typeface personalization in...
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Agile Development at Silverchair: Program Increments

In 2017 Silverchair made significant strides to reaffirm the Agile processes and principles each team follows from sprint to sprint with role clarity, processes, and metrics. As a result, our delivery teams are more predictable, faster, and happier. For those unfamiliar with Agile software development,...
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Silverchair’s Silver Anniversary: A Company History

2018 marks 25 years since Silverchair was founded. In honor of our Silver anniversary, we offer a look back at the history of the company. For 25 years, Silverchair has changed the way that scientists, doctors, and researchers discover and use expert research. Since our...
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Accessibility at Silverchair

Silverchair has prioritized accessibility internally for years, and aims for AA WCAG compliance in all of our online products. Read more about our process.
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Silverchair Releases Text and Data Mining Interface Optimized for Machine Learning and AI

(Charlottesville, VA) March 21, 2018 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) announced today the release of a new Text and Data Mining Interface to the Silverchair Platform. Designed for large-scale data science projects, the Text and Data Mining (TDM) Interface delivers publishers’ content in packages that...
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UX Design at Silverchair

Silverchair’s User Experience (UX) team touches virtually every aspect of the product development lifecycle and is with each project from inception through to launch. Learn more about the team's areas of focus.
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17 of the Altmetric Top 100 Articles of 2017 Delivered via Silverchair Platform

Altmetric has released its highly anticipated Top 100 list for 2017, featuring 17 articles hosted on the Silverchair Platform. The list collects the most-discussed research based on weighted rankings from social and news channels: “In the past year, Altmetric has tracked over 18.5 million mentions...
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Duke University Press Launches New Digital Content Site on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Durham, NC) November 27, 2017 –Duke University Press (DUP) and Silverchair Information Systems announced today the launch of DUP’s extensive collection of scholarly journals, books, and electronic collections in the humanities and social sciences on the Silverchair Platform at read.dukeupress.edu. The new...
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Silverchair Universe: Video Blog Update

Wes Royer, Director of Product, gives background on our exciting new program, what we’ve been working on, and what to look for in 2018. “The Silverchair Universe is intentionally a part of the Silverchair Product Roadmap. We could sit here as a platform and say,...
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GeoScienceWorld Launches on The Silverchair Platform, Advancing Earth Science Research and Discovery

(Charlottesville, VA and McLean, VA) November 21, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems and GeoScienceWorld (GSW) today announced the launch of the new GeoScienceWorld.org on the Silverchair Platform, host to GSW’s domain-leading collection of earth science research. GSW is built on 46 leading geoscience journals and...
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Silverchair’s Design & Marketing Teams Take Home Awards

Last night at the American Marketing Association’s Central Virginia Excellence in Marketing Awards, Silverchair took home the title in both the categories for which we submitted work: Broadcast Marketing and Print Collateral. We were honored to receive these awards on an evening that also awarded...
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Yewno Joins the Silverchair Universe, Offering Expanded Discoverability and Insight to Publishers on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and Redwood City, CA) November 8, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) announced today the addition of Yewno to the Silverchair Universe, providing Yewno’s unique machine-learning technology to publishers on the Silverchair Platform. The Silverchair Universe is a framework for rapidly integrating complementary...
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IWA Publishing and Silverchair Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Generation Digital Product Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK) November 7, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) and IWA Publishing announced today a new partnership to host and enrich IWA Publishing’s acclaimed water and environmental resources. The migration will include IWA Publishing’s thirteen Impact-Factor-leading journals within the field, among...
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The Benefits & Balance of Scale: Strategies 2017 Recap

Last month’s Silverchair Strategies was a rewarding day of interaction and feedback, stimulating discussions, and catching up with industry colleagues at the beautiful Apella Event Space in NYC. Slides and recordings from the day are available online. Here’s a look back at the day’s offerings....
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The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Extends Partnership with Silverchair through 2020

(Charlottesville, VA and Rockville, MD) October 18, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today that they have extended their partnership until 2020. ARVO is globally-recognized and respected as the leading network of eye and vision...
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ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Launches Two New Sites on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA and New York, NY) October 6, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) announce the launch of two new journals on the Silverchair Platform. The first, the Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy...
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The SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology & The Seismological Society of America Launch New Publications Portals on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA, Tulsa, OK, and Albany, CA) October 4, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems, in partnership with the SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA), today announced the launch of their fully integrated publications portals on the Silverchair Platform....
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Introducing the Silverchair Universe: A New Framework for Rapid Integration of Complementary Products and Services with the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA) October 2, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) announced today the launch of the Silverchair Universe, a new framework for rapidly integrating complementary products and services with the Silverchair Platform. “There are an exploding number of innovative independent features and services that are...
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Silverchair Insights: ALPSP Video Blog

Silverchair just returned from the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) annual meeting in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, which we attended as a Silver sponsor. Chief Product Officer Jake Zarnegar chats with us about the overarching themes of the meeting, takeaways, and other notable...
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Silverchair Insights: Identifying “Toil”

Silverchair’s most recent company meeting featured a session introducing employees to the idea of “toil.” CTO Stuart Leitch picked up the term coined by Google’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team while reading Chapter 5, “Eliminating Toil,” of their book (freely available online). The concept pushes us to think...
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Silverchair Insights: Scrum Fundamentals & Agile Governance Survey

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving our internal processes, Silverchair recently conducted an internal survey on Scrum Fundamentals & Agile Governance. Surveys such as these are critical in helping us understand how we are performing well and areas to improve. At a macro...
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Impact and Beyond: Silverchair’s Publishing Landscape

(Charlottesville, VA) August 3, 2017 – The recent release of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports featured impressive rankings by numerous Silverchair-hosted journals. The results of this key industry assessment reflect our mission to collaborate with our publishers to propel their content to greater reach and...
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Silverchair Insights: Incident Management at Silverchair: Root Cause Analysis

Over the last few months, Silverchair has improved and strengthened our Incident Management Processes. One piece of the Incident Management processes that we identified for improvement was our ability to determine a root cause through root cause analysis. This process is a problem-solving method used to investigate...
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From the Silverchair blog: “Why?”—A Question to Define Success & Add Value

If you have young kids, chances are you’ve lost patience with the number of times they’ve told you “No!” or asked you “Why?” But child development professionals will tell you that the use of those two words are positive signs of your child’s cognitive, language, and social development....
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The Geological Society of America Launches New Publications Portal on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA & Boulder, CO) July 5, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems and the Geological Society of America, Inc. (GSA), in partnership with GeoScienceWorld (GSW), today announced the launch of the fully integrated GSA publications portal on the Silverchair Platform for GSA’s journals and ebooks....
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Silverchair Insights: Communities of Practice

There’s an old saying – Two heads are better than one. Stands to reason that multiple heads working together in common cause to share ideas would be even better than two. That’s the basic premise behind the concept of establishing a community of practice, which...
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Zapnito and Silverchair Partner to Create and Enrich Knowledge Communities

(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK) June 23, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) and Zapnito announced today a new partnership to enable STM and humanities publishers, professional societies, and other knowledge providers to foster engagement around expert content and discussions. Zapnito’s technology is already used...
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The SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology & The Seismological Society of America Partner with Silverchair for New Publications Portals

(Charlottesville, VA, Tulsa, OK, and Albany, CA) June 16, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems today announced partnerships with the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) to launch fully integrated publications portals on the Silverchair Platform. These partnerships occur in...
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The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and Silverchair Announce Partnership to Advance Access to Perioperative Nursing Resources

(Charlottesville, VA and Denver, CO) June 9, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announced today a new partnership to host and enrich AORN’s acclaimed perioperative nursing clinical practice resources. AORN defines and advances nursing best practices for...
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Silverchair Named “Business of the Year” at CBIC Awards Gala

Silverchair is honored to have been named “Business of the Year” at the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) Awards Gala last night, and is proud to be in the excellent company of the other local honorees. “CBIC’s Business of the Year award went to Silverchair,...
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Economic Geology Launches on the Silverchair Platform

(Charlottesville, VA & Littleton, CO) May 9, 2017 – Silverchair Information Systems and the Society of Economic Geologists, Inc. (SEG), in partnership with GeoScienceWorld (GSW), today announce the launch of Economic Geology on the Silverchair Platform. The fully integrated SEG publication portal is the first...
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Silverchair Insights: Provider vs. Partner

Last month I had the opportunity to give a presentation to an audience of publishers, STM customers, and providers as part of the Association of American Publishers’ Learn, Connect, Grow series. The topic was “Finance for Non-Finance Professionals”. The general outline was to walk through, at a high...
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Silverchair Insights: Getting Behind the Wheel – Professional Goals Setting

With 2017 almost 1/3 of the way done, now is a good time to take stock of the goals laid out as the year began. It is an ongoing part of one’s professional development to think about what you want to accomplish, what you want to learn, where...
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Silverchair Insights: Working in Teams

At any company where small scrum teams operate, the typical buzzwords are teamwork, collaboration, commitment, cross-functional, and self-managed. (Bleh!, buzzwords.) But what about tension, disagreement, conflict, and debate? From this article, ‘If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless:’ “What we need is collaboration...
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The Geological Society of America Partners with Silverchair for New Publications Portal

Silverchair and The Geological Society of America, Inc. (GSA) announce a new partnership to launch a fully integrated GSA publications portal on the Silverchair Platform for GSA’s journals and eBooks.
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ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Extends Relationship with Silverchair

Silverchair announces that it has extended its partnership with The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) until 2020.
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Society of Economic Geologists Partners with Silverchair for New Publications Portal

Silverchair and the Society of Economic Geologists, Inc. (SEG) announce a new partnership to launch a fully integrated SEG Publications portal on the Silverchair Platform.
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GeoScienceWorld and Silverchair Announce Partnership to Advance Earth Sciences Research and Discovery

Silverchair and GeoScienceWorld (GSW) announce a new partnership to redevelop and enhance GSW’s domain-leading collection of earth science research on the Silverchair Platform.
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Duke University Press Selects Silverchair for New Digital Products Platform

Silverchair and Duke University Press announce a new publishing technology partnership to redevelop and host Duke University Press’s extensive collection of scholarly journals, books, and electronic collections in the humanities and social sciences.
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17 of the Altmetric Top 100 Articles of 2016 Delivered via Silverchair Platform

The Silverchair platform delivered 17 of the 100 top-scoring articles and 4 of the top 8. This includes the #1 article, the first scholarly article authored by a sitting U.S. President and the highest scoring article ever!
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Silverchair and The American Academy of Dermatology partner to launch new Dermatology Patient Education website

Silverchair and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) announce the launch of the AAD’s Dermatology Patient Education website.
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Oxford University Press Announces Agreement with Silverchair to Accelerate its Ambitious Technology Vision

The Global Academic Division of Oxford University Press (OUP) announces it has entered into an agreement with Silverchair to migrate its extensive portfolio of journals and many of its online products to a new publishing platform powered by Silverchair’s SCM technology.
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