Digital Publishing Platforms | Conference Handouts Website or Online Archive?

Published by Sara Olbrantz | Topics: Conferences, Content Strategy, Online Publishing

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online-content-strategyLooking for a new, affordable way to put conference proceedings, speaker presentations or session handouts online for your next annual meeting?

Or maybe your association is looking for a way to create an entire eLibrary of scholarly publications and technical conference papers from the past 10, 20 or 30+ years?

Most associations are at some stage of creating an online content strategy. Some associations are just looking for a way to quickly place some handouts online while others are looking for a way to put an entire library of association knowledge online for members and non-members alike to easily find and search.

2 Ways Associations Create Digital Publishing Platforms

Many associations are now using digital publishing platforms for their annual meeting materials, and/or full library of educational publications.

Here are two ways you can use a Digital Publishing Platform:

  1. Conference Handouts Website: Associations like the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists are using a simplified digital publishing platform to host their symposium materials. It’s a low cost way to put session handouts, speaker presentations, and conference proceedings online for an annual meeting. Websites are all branded, optimized for search engines and have full text and advanced search options so attendees can find the handouts their looking for FAST. See how this works
  2. Digital Library of Scholarly Content: A full-fledged digital publishing platform hosts and organizes years of conference proceedings and scholarly publications in one centralized hub (we’re talking thousands of documents). This eLibrary has all the benefits of the simple Conference Digital Publishing Platform, but offers more access management and more customized/advanced features to meet specific objectives. Take it from the Transportation Research Board who reached a worldwide audience with their association content.

Here is our Full Feature Comparison Table.

It’s Not a Learning Management System

It’s important to remember that a digital publishing platform is not a Learning Management System (LMS). Digital Publishing Platforms (whether they are simple conference websites, or full-blown archives of digital content) are discoverable by major search engines, host various types of content from journals to webinars and they have advanced search options within the site.

Still confused? Check out more of the differences between a Digital Publishing Platform and LMS.

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About Sara Olbrantz

Sara has worked for Omnipress in the past as our Marketing Communications Coordinator. She has contributed a great amount to make our blog what it is today and has been published in association publications numerous times.



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