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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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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,...

Overcoming ‘Trapped Loyalty’: Notes from STM 2018

The STM US Annual Conference is always a great place to catch up with industry colleagues and to gauge the concerns, developments, and ambitions that are top of mind for the STM organizations we work with. One idea that really stood out for me came...

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...

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.

2018 Professional and Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting Recap

Last week, Silverchair attended the 2018 PSP meeting in Washington, DC with a team of six, representing our Delivery, Client Engagement, Marketing, Sales, PeopleOps, and Product teams. Here are some highlights from that experience. Laura Spigone, Director of Agile Development: “This was my first time...
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