I prefer, as a publisher and educator, to focus on the unique contribution human intelligence will continue to make in our collective space for the foreseeable future and focus on how AI will support and enhance the uniquely human. In what follows I will focus just on the uniquely human contributions I feel we must focus on and celebrate.
“Combining his profound insights and seasoned experience developing research database user design with faculty and student interviews and competitor research he conducted, David provided invaluable suggestions to enhance the functionality and accessibility of our international business website, globalEDGE. David helped us hone in on the use case we support, which is open versus paywalled research data access. We are confident that his practical and constructive ideas will help us redesign a more engaging website for faculty designing courses and students completing international business research projects.”
Erkan Cocas, Ph.D., CGBP Assistant Director for International Trade Research, International Business Center, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
“We engaged David’s consulting services to help us assess the strength of our brand with university librarians responsible for the acquisition of streaming media. Over the past 10 years, as video acquisition by universities switched from predominantly DVD to streaming, we at Media Education Foundation fulfilled delivery of streaming video to universities primarily through third-party licensing to video aggregators. David’s research with librarians into the strength of the MEF content, coupled with his deep experience into distribution options we could pursue, led us to confidently decide to launch our own streaming platform. We are confident this path forward will be a win for librarians, faculty, students, and our filmmakers.”
David Mello, Managing Director, Media Education Foundation
“VitalSource is working to deliver platforms and insights that drive transformative learning so that all students have what they need to thrive. This mission has led to the development of market leading solutions in platform integration, access management, transaction management, and content delivery. University libraries, especially outside the United States, have become more central to digital curriculum procurement. We turned to David’s consulting expertise to help us better understand how libraries acquire digital content and to help us evaluate new products and partnerships, all with a focus on saving students’ money and improving learning outcomes.”
Brian Hogue, Chief Product Officer, VitalSource
I’ve had my share of successes and failures in my many years in content-based product management. With this 8-part series, I aim to support product managers tasked with building products that incorporate content, licensed or originally published, into learning and/or research solutions.
The university library should be a more central resource to faculty in selecting materials from which to design their courses. In the past year I have come to realize there is a much more fundamental and profound argument regarding learning belonging in the library to which I must lend my voice and this column.
Cadmore Media launched with a specific focus of supplying a technology solution and a streaming video platform to publishers and scholarly societies that needed to deliver video to their customers.
For us, it is very important to have a catalog that shows the narrative tradition in each of the countries and communities. We also value the adjacent languages other than Spanish and Portuguese, such as Catalan, Basque, Guarani, Zapotec and many other indigenous languages. It is important for us that the realities are told by members of these communities, that is, that a film about the FARC is directed by a Colombian.