The VisualML Monetizing Website system includes many building blocks from which the actual site can draw to create a publisher branded user experience for the content. This page illustrates and briefly describes the content-centric tool set available in a standard deployment. Please contact a VisualML representative for more details.
Up to 3 Content Types
Typically these would be Books and Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, etc). Often publishers like to separate out Reference books from others or emphasize a particular class or series of books or periodicals separately.
The types can be exposed on the website in primary navigation as shown in the first picture below, or they can become part of a separate "content" oriented page per the second picture.
Content Type as Primary Navigation Example
Content Type as Content Page Block Example
Book and Journal Style Detail Pages
Detail pages are the "Landing" pages for a specific book or journal. The page typically presents the work title, metadata about same, the issues available for a journal, and a table of contents. Below are two examples, the first of a book page, the second for a Journal. Typically the detail page guides to a "read-inside" feature (see Roles Controlled Reading Experience below) and/or a purchase/subscription capability. Because content and metadata is coming up from the Central Repository in real-time, any changes to metadata will be reflected the next time the page instantiates.
Book Detail Page Example
Journal Detail Page Example
Book and Journal Style Tables of Content
Tables of Content for either Books are Journals are done in a style similar to that of the print product, but designed for the digital discovery environment. As will all publishing content on a VisualML website, content and metadata are coming up from the Central Repository in real-time. Any any changes to either will be reflected the next time the page instantiates. This is particularly powerful for Journals where adding the next issue is simply a matter of loading the articles for that issue in the Central Repository. The next time that Journal Detail page opens, the Table of Contents will reflect that new issue (and new volume if it is one), and have the complete TOC of the article titles. Examples for both book and journal TOCs are shown below.
Book Table of Contents Example
Journal table of Contents Example
Roles controlled Reading Experience
The reading experience block is driven by VisualML's View module which, in real-time, pulls the content XML for a book chapter or journal article (or similar "chunk" of content) from XML in the Central Repository, transforms the XML to XHTML, applies a style sheet, and presents the content in a reading experience to the user. This tool may be used for marketing (e.g. to enable an "experience" of the content per our article on Content Discovery and the User Experience) and/or to enable a subscriber or purchaser to interact with the content. As will all publishing content on a VisualML website, content and metadata are coming up from the Central Repository in real-time. Any any changes to either will be reflected the next time the page instantiates.
Often, additional features such as citation tools, links to outside references and Community Building tools are wrapped around the content to drive the user experience. The example read page below illustrates several of those features.
Book Read Page Example with Citation, Research Tools and Community Tools
Roles controlled physical or PDF print
In the book read example above, there is an icon in the upper right hand corner of the page that launches a service to which the content of the page is rendered. The publisher has control on what can and cannot be sent to this interface and if print to a printer device and/or PDF is allowed.
Send to Printer or PDF example
Also in the Book Read Page Example, the section entitled "Citations" in the lower left corner can be configured to provide an array of possible citations. These can be used individually or grouped using popular research tools.
While fully customized citation styles are available, currently supported citation styles include:
- Tagged Endnote
- Chicago, Author-Date
- Chicago, Humanities