Tizra helps HighWire with e-book integration

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HighWire Press has entered a strategic partnership with Tizra to extend e-book functionality and integration to the HighWire Open Platform.

'HighWire provides an advanced digital publishing platform to help industry-leading scholarly publishers innovate and thrive,' said Tom Rump, managing director of HighWire. 'We considered many alternatives before selecting Tizra, but concluded that their nimble e-book tools best complemented the HighWire Open Platform, helping us expand our focus on discoverability and creating the most intuitive user experience.'

HighWire says its expanded e-book solution offers: easy-to-read display, chapter navigation and page views, focusing on the page-turning experience; social sharing options at the page level; increased discoverability through search engine optimisation and the ability to provide readers with cross-content recommendations; mobile optimisation using responsive and adaptive design to support access and viewing on smartphones and tablets; and intuitive tools available to editorial staff giving them direct control over content updates.

'Discovery in the e-book environment goes beyond search – it is the end-to-end path that a reader takes in finding, assessing, and making a decision to invest in a book, whether that investment is time or money,' said Tara Robenalt, director of product management at HighWire.

'With the addition of Tizra's eBook reader features, HighWire publishers can blend books alongside their e-journals, offering an integrated cross-content solution that falls into the reader's natural workflow.'